There is no better time than now to prepare for cold and flu season!
It’s barely started to dip into cooler temperatures here in North Carolina, but cold and flu season is already upon us!
Our family has battled minimal sicknesses since switching to a more natural lifestyle. But it’s not without a lot of work!
I’m happy to share some of the ways we’ve learned to prepare for cold and flu season:
1. Learn ways to prevent colds and the flu
From upping your Vitamin D3 intake to making sure you’re frequently washing your hands, these 10 natural ways to prevent colds and the flu should come in handy!
2. Get plenty of sleep.
Oh how I have struggled with sleep! A natural night owl, my late-night tendencies are not healthy (and they can lead to longer-term issues, like adrenal fatigue)!
Sleep is essential for a strong immune system. My nighttime routine helps so much when I choose to follow it.
3. Make an herbal kit.
This herbal travel kit need not be just for traveling! Having good herbs on hand to naturally combat illness will help you prepare for cold and flu season.
4. Take regular detox baths.
Especially around the holidays, adding regular detox baths into your routine is essential! Here’s how to take one!
5. Start a winter supplements regimen.
When my family follows our winter supplements regimen we usually stay healthy; when we deviate from it, we get sick!
That reminds me, it’s time to place my monthly Vitacost order to make sure we are stocked up for winter (you can get $5 off your first Vitacost order here!).
You can see some of the many reasons why I LOVE ordering our health and wellness supplements from Vitacost in this post.
6. Build a natural medicine cabinet.
Building a natural medicine cabinet can take time, but it’s so worth it! There’s no better time to start building one than now! You can check out my natural medicine cabinet in this post.
7. Educate yourself on natural remedies.
This massive round-up of natural remedies covers much more than just colds and the flu! It’s worth bookmarking for when various illnesses hit your home!
8. Start using an air purifier.
It will come with a small up-front investment (and then the investment of having to change filters once per year or so), but we have really enjoyed having an air purifier in our home, especially during cold and flu season!
You can read about our air purifier here.
9. Learn how to use essential oils.
While I don’t personally sell essential oils and avoid the essential oils “wars” at all costs, my family uses essential oils every day.
I am a big advocate of doing your own research and not relying on what an essential oils sales rep tells you about safe essential oils practices!
I recommend resources like Vintage Remedies, the Aromahead Institute, or the website LearningaboutEOs.com.
10. Take a class on natural remedies.
While this can be cost prohibitive, it’s probably the best way to learn how to prepare for cold and flu season.
I am a HUGE advocate for educating yourself and not just relying on what other people (non-experts!) tell you.
There are two online classes I am super excited about taking this cold and flu season:
A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies-
Taught by an RN and a holistic health coach, this eCourse will give you the confidence you desire as a parent to learn how to use natural remedies to treat your child’s common ailments at home. You will learn how to use methods like homeopathy, cell salts, essential oils, probiotics, and more to treat things like fever, sore throat, ear infections, tummy bug, coughs, digestive issues, sleep issues, and first aid.
You can see my video preview of this eCourse by clicking on the video player below or by clicking here (please note that the special deal I talk about in this video is now expired, but you can still see the eCourse in the video).
The Healthy Home by Vintage Remedies:
Taught by the certified aromatherapists from Vintage Remedies, this eCourse is a crash course from an actual public health professional that tells you which healthy living tips are scientifically founded and which are overhyped myths! If you have neither the time nor the inclination to be paranoid about healthy living and want to identify the key changes that will deliver the greatest health impact, this program is for you.
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