Keeping Sickness at Bay  

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Well, it's that time of year again. It's starting to get cooler and already Dante has been blowing his nose and Olivia has been sneezing. I figured allergies until my throat started to hurt yesterday--great, are we all getting sick?

We leave for Disney in 19 days. This means there is less than 3 weeks for this possible sickness to run it's course through all of us. We all started taking vitamins around the middle of August, so I hope that was early enough to have some effect.

I don't give everyone vitamins and supplements year round simply because I don't  want everyone's bodies to become immune to them; so August through May is generally when we all take them. It worked out well last year and this past May no one was sick in Disney!

CJ and I take echinachea and vitamin D supplements and the Witchlets take a multivitamin plus a chewable vitamin C every day. I've heard Zinc is good to add as well, for adults. Any other suggestions? Do you take anything to boost your immune system?

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3 comments

patti  

the best thing when u feel a cold coming on or when u start to fel run down is to get 500 mg of vit c and plenty of water and rest.

September 16, 2010 at 8:28 AM
Lavender Dusksinger  

Don't overdo it on the Vitamin C though, it can upset stomachs. Licorice root is also good for coughs and chest ailments. Peppermint and anything with capsazin (peppers) in it also help your opening up the nasal passages. Keeping them on a well balanced diet will also help with sickness. If it is a chronic thing, you may want to consider getting them allergy tested and on immuno-therapy shots to help them overcome it.

September 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Witchy Mama  

Giving the kids vitamin C for sure Patti.

Lavender thank you for the list of options, much appreciated!

September 18, 2010 at 6:47 AM

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