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Natural Remedies

I shared recently over on Instagram how I was planning to intentionally rest over the holidays, while the shop remains closed. It's so easy to neglect my well-being through the busy season as a small business owner. I shared more about how my to-do list was shifting here.


This sparked a separate conversation about the supplements I take and the ways I've been taking a more holistic approach to health. I did a deep dive into the naturopathic world a couple of years ago and the more I learn, the more I want to know. It just makes so much sense to me, how God would be so gracious to give us exactly what we need on earth to thrive. I'm by no means an expert and this is not medical advise, I'm just sharing things that have worked for me and my family in hopes it might help you too!



**This is not medical advice. Please consult a doctor before taking anything new**



3 Ingredient Immunity Boost Your Kids Will Beg For!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp acerola cherry power (whole food vitamin C)

  • 1/2 tsp elderberry syrup (1-3 year old), (1 tsp for 4+) -best if you can find local!

  • 1 tsp raw unfiltered honey (best if you can find local!)

  • (optional) 1 drop of D3 drops (for kids) or 4 drops of D3+K2 (for adults) for added immunity boost, especially if you live in a climate where you're not getting a lot of direct sunlight!


Directions: Combine all ingredients and enjoy!


notes:

  • Cherries are naturally tart tasting. You may add more honey to cut the tartness to your family's liking.

  • If your kids don't want a spoon full of the syrup, you can dissolve it in water and juice to put in their bottle. I find it easier to combine the acerola powder to liquids this way as opposed to adding it directly to liquids. This is a whole food natural powder and will not dissolve completely like synthetic vitamin packets.

 


Barbara O"Neil's FLU BOMB

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon freshly crushed ginger (or ginger powder as a substitute)

  • 1 teaspoon freshly crushed turmeric (or turmeric powder as a substitute)

  • Juice of 1 whole lemon

  • 1 teaspoon honey (more can be added to taste)

  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil*

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder (start with 1/4 teaspoon and work up to 1 teaspoon if sensitive, will burn but subsides quickly)

  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and simmer on the stove for 10-15 min

  2. Strain in to a glass jar, pressing out as much liquid as possible

  3. This makes 3-4 servings that can be taken list a shot or mixed with hot water like a "tea", the solids can also be consumed if desired

  4. store in the refrigerator and consume within 24 hours for highest potency

 

Fermented Garlic & Honey

Ingredients

  • peeled garlic cloves

  • raw unfiltered honey

Directions

  1. Fill a mason jar (or any glass jar with a lid) about 3/4 full with peeled garlic cloves

  2. Fill the jar with honey.

  3. Let sit in a cool place for at least a month (longer the better). Flip and stir the jar every now and then to make sure the garlic stays coated.

  4. You can take a spoon full of honey, eat the garlic (or both) at first signs of illness. It has a pretty mild taste!

  5. The jar should be good for a year, maybe longer


 


Antimicrobials

If something is an antimicrobial, it means that it's effective in fighting off and killing viruses, bacteria, AND fungus. When there is infection in the body, regardless of the type, you want to be incorporating as many antimicrobial substances as you can. And when it comes to natural remedies, I like to through everything I have on had at it, as first signs of illness and incorporate them as I see fit


NATURAL ANTIMICROBIALS
  • garlic (see my "wholeness" highlight on Instagram for a delicious garlic dipping oil recipe)

  • oil of oregano (not essential oil) -warning: this stuff is potent! easiest to take 1-2 drops with a spoon full of honey and swallow fast! also available in capsules

  • honey -raw and unfiltered is best

  • olive leaf extract (comes in capsules, and throat spray that's great for sore throat!)

  • eucalyptus essential oil

  • tea tree essential oil


 



more to come!





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