6 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy… Naturally

Podcast #49

6 Simple Ways to  Keep Your Kids Healthy… Naturally

With all the resources that we have why does it seem like kids are getting sicker quicker and more than ever before?

These are some simple way to keep your kids healthy all year round.

Balance the Gut

This is huge. Keeping out gut flora in check keeps are entire body running well. Some simple ways are to avoid processed foods and adding in prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods and supplements. Grab yours here.

Fun in the Sun

Food is a great way to get your vitamins but sometimes we could use a little boost especially with vitamins D & C. Sunlight is a big help where vitamin D is concerned but if you are needing a supplement this is one that we use. Citrus fruits are helpful when it comes to vitamin C but when we need extra this is a great source too!

Let Them Play in the Mud

As odd as it might sound to us as parents there are naturally occurring compounds in the dirt that boost serotonin levels and will also contribute to healthy sleep. On top of that, by interacting with dirt, kids are naturally exposed to a host of natural bacteria and pathogens that actually help strengthen the immune system.

Avoid Chemicals

This sounds super easy but have we really looked at what we are pouring on to them lately? Check out your toothpaste, lotions, shampoo/conditioner, bug sprays, sunscreen, laundry detergent and more.

Add Some Salt to the Tub

Epsom or sea salt baths are amazing for detoxing the body especially when we add some essential oils to them but it also has an additional health benefit- magnesium. Due to depleted soil and water levels, many adults and children are magnesium deficient.

Essential Resources

Keeping things like essential oils, homeopathic remedies, herbs, and tinctures on hand is crucial. That away when something does pop up, you are prepared to handle it.

What are some ways that you keep your kids healthy?

As always, be grateful & have faith!

God Bless!

My First Aid Kit

Podcast #48

My First Aid Kit

What are the must-haves in your natural first aid kit? Here are the things that we keep in ours.

Activated Charcoal

For acute use in food poisoning, intestinal illness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of toxins, etc.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Keep a bottle of organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “the mother” on hand for digestive troubles, indigestion, food poisoning, sunburn, bug bites and more.

Aloe Vera 

Amazing for burns and blisters and super soothing to the skin.

Essential Oils

There are so many to have with you and this is just the short list. Lavender, patchouli, lemon, tea tree, lemongrass, Thieves/clove, frankincense, copaiba, oregano, purification, & peppermint. So many uses for each and this is just the basic must-haves that you can grab here.

Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are another must have. Simple and easy to use. You can grab them here. These are just the basics to have on hand. Check out this podcast to learn all the awesomeness of homeopathy!

Epsom Salt

Good as a bath soak for sore muscles. Dissolved in water, it can also be a good soak to help remove splinters.

Everything Cream

This “everything cream” can be used on dry skin, cuts, bruises, rashes, and anything else healing ointment could be used on.

Thieves

Be sure to have on hand the Thieves Spray, Waterless Hand Purifier and of course the Thieves House Hold Cleaner.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Great for cleaning wounds, mouthwash, and as a stain remover just to name a few.

Witch Hazel

A must have on hand for use on cuts, scrapes, and in cosmetic uses. It makes a great skin toner and is good for the postpartum bottom too.

Baking Soda

A good remedy to keep on hand. For severe heartburn or urinary tract infections, 1/4 tsp can be taken internally to help alleviate quickly. It can also be made into a poultice and used on bites.

Coconut Oil

Great for just about everything. From skin salve to diaper creme, to makeup remover, to antifungal treatment, use coconut oil for everything.

Superglue or a Liquid Bandaids

On minor to moderate skin cuts (not puncture wounds) use superglue and butterfly bandages.

The Little Things

  • Strips of sterilized muslin cloth in plastic bags for wrapping wounds.
  • Cut off wool sleeves from old sweaters to cover bandages and hold ice packs
  • Assorted bandages, butterfly bandages, and gauze
  • Homemade ice pack- just freeze liquid dish soap or rubbing alcohol in a double-bagged, ziplock bag and use as an ice pack.

Do you use any natural remedies for illness or first aid? Share your tips below!

As always, be grateful and have faith!

God Bless!