When I had my daughter, 2 years ago. I entered a world that I never could have imagined existed. You mean, I have to take care of this thing that came out of me and stop taking care of myself? I know plenty of women feel instant love and instant "motherhood." Me? Not so much.
The first year was full of fear, doubt, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, and worry. After a stressful and complicated pregnancy that landed me in the hospital for 3 weeks just to keep the baby inside long enough to grow, I then had about every breastfeeding struggle known to (wo)man. Top that off with a baby that wasn't growing, and a medical system that made me feel like a failure for having a "failure to thrive" baby.
The doctors told me I was harming my baby by trying to exclusively breastfeed. They told me if I didn't supplement with formula, my baby would be in danger. They made me fear that my baby was hungry and that I was the...
I've always been a little wary of cough medicine. As a kid, I used it any time I had a cough. Sometimes it worked, but most of the time, it didn't make any difference at all. I tried all the brands, tea and honey, lemon, etc. I tried all... the... things...
Two years ago I found the MediHerb product called Herbal Throat Spray, and now, I keep it on hand all... the... time... Literally, it even travels with me and stays on my nightstand for any middle of the night coughing.
I use this spray not only for myself, but for my daughter who is now 2 years old anytime she gets a cough, sore throat, or starts getting sick. (I started using it with her when she was about 12-18 months when needed).
This spray is a combination of several herbs all with a specific purpose to help sore throat symptoms!
Here are the great herbs (and their purpose) in the spray:
Let me share with you my go-to for all things skin related for myself and my daughter. I use this for diaper rash, sunburn, dry skin, and more! Listen in as I talk about Standard Process's USF Ointment!
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Check out all of the previous Kids Nutrition topics/blog posts found here on the Kids Nutrition page. (immune support, brain support, congestion support, sore throat support, skin support, multivitamin support, and more!)
Got gunk? You know, the sneezy, sniffly, achy funk? As our kids prepare to go back to school this year, let me tell you what I always keep in my “health cabinet” for the inevitable.
Today, I share a message about FEEDING the immune system. I share one of my favorite products that I always keep on hand (and take anywhere I travel), called Congaplex. It's basically food for the immune system in a single supplement, and pairs very nicely with Immuplex for total immune boosting support to help drain the "gunk" out.
I use Congaplex Chewables for my daughter at first sign of "not feeling well." I beef up the amount for her if she is sick with a cold, fever, or infection. (and I do the same for myself.)
Having Vitamins A and C from whole foods like alfalfa, mushrooms, carrots, as well as herbs like echinacea, minerals like calcium lactate, and so much more, this is supplement helps to feed the cells of the body the foods needed to...
The immune system is a complex web, or alliance, of systems and organs in the body, not just one system. It is comprised of many systems that work together to protect the body from invaders (like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other unwanted substances).
Because of the complexity of the immune system, and the multitude of organs involved, there is not just one thing, or food, that will help improve immunity. It must be a variety of foods that support all of the organs and systems involved in the immune alliance.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. In fact, there is more calcium in the body, than all of the other minerals combined. If nothing else, this should reinforce how essential calcium is for us to understand! The good thing is, calcium is found in so many healthy foods, like nuts, seeds, broccoli, yogurt, and more (note: it's a myth that the best calcium comes from cows milk!) Just do a quick google search to find some other great food based sources of calcium.
But even if you eat enough calcium, there are several processes that the body needs to go through in order to assimilate that calcium and make it "work." First, we need to be able to digest the calcium. Then, we need to make sure we have enough Vitamin D to get that calcium from our guts to our blood. Thirdly, we need to have enough fatty acids (polyunsaturated type) to get that calcium from the blood into the tissues. So, essentially, it's a complicated mineral.
Looking to "fill in the gaps" of your kids' diet? Want to help feed their body cells with rich sources of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in real, organic, food? Check out Catalyn Chewables from Standard Process.
This multivitamin contains 12 whole foods, including carrot root, organ meats like liver, alfalfa, mushroom, and so much more. Here's a link to the full label so that you can see the full blend of whole foods included. (clearly it's not a vegetarian or vegan product, but if that is of concern to you, the animals/foods are all raised in a humane, organic, free range farm up in Palmyra, WI).
Listen in as I share why it's so important to not only eat, but supplement with whole food products, as the "whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
It's time to counteract the effects of the S.A.D. (the Standard American Diet). This is a product that I personally use and trust. It is cold processed, meaning the foods haven't...
Let me start by saying, yes. Yes it's most important for kids (and every human for that matter) to continue eating real, whole foods to get their vitamins and minerals. However, sometimes we need extra help, and that's where vitamin and mineral supplementation comes into play.
When I talk about supplementation, I am talking about food. I am talking about getting higher doses of a specific nutrient than you could actually eat. (I mean, who is going to eat a bushel of beets in order to get the healing benefit that their body needs? or who's going to eat enough liver, or other organ meat on a daily basis to get those essential vitamins and minerals?)
So, in every lesson about supplements, I am actually talking about food. I do not recommend synthetic vitamins (meaning they are man made). I only recommend vitamins that are sourced from real, whole, organic foods.
Today, I share with you about Fish Oil. Listen in as I talk...
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