Thursday, February 23, 2012

home remedies

When you sing for a living, you literally can't afford to be sick. 

So during flu and cold seasons Rene goes off to work with an arsenal of home remedies I coerce him into taking....

L-Lysine for an immunity boost
a double dose of Emergen-C (best stuff ever!)
Multi Vitamins 
Freshly made juice. (this morning's was apple, kale, lemon, ginger. It tasted pretty great). 

Thus far (and combined with much prayer), it's been working out extremely well. No sickness at the Velarde household. Well, excepting Atticus that is. He has the sniffles. Have you ever seen a kitten sneeze? It's the cutest thing ever next to them playing in a box. What are some of your home remedies to keep from getting sick? 

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm big on home remedies. When I had a sinus infection I steamed water in a bowl and put eucalyptus oil in it to clear things up. It was very soothing.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Daisy said...

Thank you for this!!! I have been trying to not get sick for the wedding. Usually I just take airborne or Vitamin C but this works.

Tiffany said...

My mom swears by Echinacea. I don't know... I just sanitize and cross my fingers. It usually doesn't work though. lol I have two little ones in daycare, so they bring home every single germ they can find!

Naomi said...

Oh boy, do I need some of that juice!! We've been getting so sick this year, it's the worst. I usually load the family up on vitamin D and - this isn't so much to prevent sickness, but when we inevitably get sick, we put a few drops of eucalyptus and tea tree oil (to disinfect) in the humidifyers - which of course are on full blast. Also, a friend of mine told me that keeping a window cracked ever so slightly - even if it's cold outside - will help get fresh air circulated in the house and can help you get better quicker!

I found your blog while browsing the newbies over at 20sb, and I'm so glad I did! It's just so lovely. Welcome to our little community, Jess!