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Despite what many will tell you, its not ghosts and goblins that are the scariest thing about October, its the germs and bugs that are being passed around as kids settle into the school and sports routine.
With 3 kids, in 3 different schools, riding 3 different buses, I feel like I need to dip each child before they walk in the door after school.
So, how does one attempt to fend off these little bacteria, in the hopes of oozing health instead of anything less appetizing this season? Check out my tips for preparing for battle, and building up your defences to stay strong all season!
Start the Morning Right.
Normally I am a little light on breakfast, but as the weather changes I find my need of a healthy breakfast more necessary. I wake a few minutes early to ensure I have time to prepare a hot breakfast for the kids and myself, with healthy whole grains and protein. Giving our bodies the chance to fuel up with healthy ingredients is especially important when our immune system is being taxed at this time of year, and around here we always have enough eggs to go around.
Slide in the greens.
I know Kale isn’t on everyone’s lists of favourites, but adding in extra greens (iron and protein) is important. And I get it that you can only consume SO MUCH dark green veggies, so try sliding some into a morning smoothie, instead of sautéing them on your dinner plate. Spinach added to a Chocolate Orange naturals shake is SO easy to get down, and might give your body that little extra veggie boost it is craving.
Add a Little “Extra” to your liquids
As the weather hardens off, I find myself turning on the kettle over and over again each day. A hot cup of lemon tea keeps me hydrated and offers an extra spot to add a few drops of whatever my body may be craving. Check out this HUGE selection of tinctures that can be added to your cup!
Preparation is Key.
While I joke about hosing down the kids before they step in the house, there are things we can do to keep the bugs at bay. Regular hand washing is vitally important this time of year and can do SO much in stopping the spread of bugs. Spend a few extra minutes each week to also run over all your handles, light switches, keyboards etc with a disinfectant to keep surfaces clean. These are great habits to include that only take minutes a day, and can save you weeks of fighting colds and flu later.
Routine for the Win
Feed your body what it needs!!! Build your routine of adding in a multi-vitamin, Vitamin D and other homeopathic additions to your diet NOW to help your body be at its BEST during this season of immune attacks. With regularity, these vitamins, along with extra sleep and a healthy diet and exercise can keep you in top shape, no matter what time of year.
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