5 natural remedies to fight off colds and flus
WHY: They have strong antiviral properties helping you and your little one feel better sooner.
HOW TO GET THEM IN: Find them as elderberry syrup or tea which both taste great.
WHY: Having healthy bacteria in your gut equals a healthy immune system.
HOW TO GET THEM IN: Probiotics can be purchased at a health food store in powdered or capsule form. For kids, sprinkle powdered probiotics on their food and increase probiotic rich foods such as yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi
WHY: Shitake, Maitake and Reishi mushrooms contain immune boosting polysaccharides called beta glucans.
HOW TO GET THEM IN: Add them to salads, stir-fry or soups. If your child is like most others and doesnâ€™t like the taste of mushrooms, you can find mushrooms dried or crushed and sneak them into any dish.
WHY: These colorful fruits and vegetables are packed with immune boosting Vitamin A and C.
HOW TO GET THEM IN: Try substituting less nutrient dense side About the Author:
Nicole Weigl is a naturopathic doctor with a passion for helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
dishes like white potatoes and bread with winter squash or snack on carrots and bell peppers, and squeeze lemon in your water.
5. Less Sugar
Using natural therapies and holistic
WHY: Sugar decreases the activity of your white blood cells (the
nutrition she helps both adults and
ones that fight bacteria and viruses) for hours after consuming it.
pediatrics with a multitude of different conditions.
HOW TO GET THEM IN: Instead of dessert, opt for fruit. Try baking apples with cinnamon then topping with almond butter. If you are
To find out more about Nicole visit her
making baked goods at home use fruit juice or applesauce as a
website atÂ www.naturalhealthnyc.com.
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