On Monday, my kids head back to school for another year of learning and fun. It is also another year of being exposed to all of the bugs that seem to be shared among students! Have you ever noticed that your family is incredibly well during the summer and then when the kids head back to school it seems to be so hard to stay well during the school year?
Well, you aren't alone! I will admit, that ever since adopting a real food lifestyle, it has been easier to keep my family well during the school year. I believe that our diet does a lot to support our immune systems. While incredibly important, diet isn't the only piece of our immune support puzzle. Here are 5 tips to stay well during the school year!
Eat Fermented Foods
We eat fermented foods everyday and take a probiotic supplement every day. One bite of fermented food has trillions of healthy bacteria ready to do amazing things in your gut. We enjoy dilly carrots, sauerkraut, pickles, milk kefir, and kombucha just to name a few! These healthy bacteria crowd out the bad bacteria and seal your gut, supporting your immune system! The healthy bacteria in your gut have many jobs so it is best to support their population to help keep you well.
As soon as my kids are back in school, I have Thieves Essential Oil diffusing all day in my Therapro Diffuser. Thieves contains the powerful natural compounds d-limonene, eugenol, and eucalyptol. When I diffuse, they make my house smell amazing.
Drink Ningxia Red
Ningxia Red is a whole body nutrient infusion that supports good health and overall wellness. Ningxia Red blends Ningxia Wolfberry puree with super fruit extracts and pure essential oils. Ningxia Red supports normal cellular function, protects agains oxidative stress, and even provides energy support! Just 1 or 2 ounces per day is great immune system support! And my family loves it!
Immune Support Recipe
I like to make an immune support blend that I put into an empty capsule for easy use! I make these capsules and we take them occasionally throughout the school year and I know that their bodies are getting support from this powerful combination of essential oils. My immune support recipe is one I am making all year round. I love it!
Move Your Body
I believe that moving our bodies in some way each day helps keep us well! My husband likes to run, I like to do Cross Fit, all of my kids do Taekwondo. And when we aren't doing one of those things, we may be swimming, going on a family bike ride, or simply walking the dogs. Moving our bodies is fun and when we are active, we feel well.
These five things are just a few of the things that we can do to support our immune systems and stay well during the school year. What do you like to do to keep your family well?