Oct 28, 2012

{cures to your flu blues}

the flu bug hit our home this week, at some point.
i am the only victim, so far. & goodness is it hanging on. i can't seem to shake it at all.
daniel has also been out of town, so its just been me & the little man & the flu bug & netflix.
i am seriously missing me some snuggles between one of them being gone & being afraid to make the other sick.

& today, since i have been thinking so much about the little sickhead i am, & also having been staring at a dwindling supply of teas & medicines,  i am taking more preventative measures for the other 2/3 of our home & stocking up. especially since winter hasn't even yet begun.

can i just get on my little soapbox for just a minute & say that vitacost, you guys, is my new best friend. i wish i had known about it sooner. it has a lot more natural options for our sickie bugs than the drugstore {plus multivitamins, oils, teas etc...} & is a lot cheaper, too.
& remember when i posted about coconut oil awhile back?

they have a half gallon for 20 bucks!!! the only downside {for some} is that it is more coconutty tasting, but you can still use it for lots of things. just maybe not in your stir fry...

i signed up through a friend. when you do that, you get $10 to spend & your buddy gets $10, too. so just sayin - $10 for a half gallon of coconut oil is pretty unbeatable. you should do this with your buddies, ladies & gents! you have to be signed up already to access the $10 code, so ask a buddy to send it over to you, or you can click here to sign up, too. {i promise it is 100% legit & not sketchy, even  though the page looks cheesy}

also, some links for natural cold & flu remedies. i love this website. super helpful...
stocking up your natural medicine cabinet
elderberry cough syrup

my current way of dealing with the flu this past week has been:
-lots of epsom salt baths
-oregano oil {plug your nose & just DO it. first thing in the am. it helps keep me going the rest of the day}
-hot emergen-c & honey {plus extra powdered vitamin-c}
-garlic on toast for breakfasts {i'm kind of crazy about garlic anyways, so this isn't gross to me, strangely...}
-chicken broth {straight up, or in a yummy soup}
-salt water for stuffy noses {another gross but mega effective treatment. fill a bowl or sink with enough warm water to cover nose & suck in - just not TOO much & blow out. clears you right up. probably a lot like a neti-pot. without the neti-pot part...}
-acv tea {organic apple cider vinegar, honey, cayenne, lemon & water}

hope you all are having a wonderful FALL weekend! isn't this weather incredible?!


  1. Aww, sorry you got hit by the flue bug >.< I hope you feel better soon and that your little guy is safe from it. My immune system is horrible, so I will be coming back to this post soon enough, I'm sure. Thank you for the tips! :)

    The weather is really incredible!

  2. I suggest that you try to supply yourself and your family an immune support. Hope the flu bug won't hit your family hard again. :)

  3. We make the elderberry syrup everytime one of us gets a little bug. It works wonders! & its so easy :) & you cant go wrong with oregano oil either!