I do not write this post only to complain :), but to share a homemade remedy we are trying out.
Last night I read 6 Natural Remedies You Probably Already Have by Maya at Simplemom. I felt inspired to do what I can to get my family healthy.
We eat well and are generally healthy people, but with sickness it can still be hard and this fall has been crazy. It's also difficult to decide what to do when your 2 year old is sick since there aren't a ton of medicine options for her and I'd prefer something natural anyway.
From the article: I already use garlic and pepper a lot in cooking. We do use cumin as well, but I will now try to use it more frequently. Cloves were a new one for me. Honey and ginger I knew about, but haven't really ever put to use for remedies.
Today was our day :). This morning I ran out and got ginger and honey (we'd just ran out). I already had lemon juice on hand.
I boiled some ginger and added lemon juice and honey (a teaspoon of each). Although Evee general likes tea, she said that it was a little spice.
Now Evee has been drinking the mixture with a tad bit of orange juice and hasn't noticed a difference at all! I added the mixture to a 1/2 cup of herbal tea and am enjoying it. You can read exactly what I did here if you want more details.
I'll let you know if it helps prevent (for Clint and I) and help lessen the symptoms for Evee.