Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tired of being sick!

So, over the last 2 months Clint has been sick once, I was sick twice (one that turned into a sinus infection), and Evee has just started her third round!  Yikes!  I'm really tired of it and know that there are many others who are sick or have been sick.

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.


  1. I hear ya on the sickness! cooper and Roy both had H1N1 a couple weeks ago, although it barely affected Cooper, it hit Roy hard. I'm big on echinacea. I take the pills and we give Cooper a kids drops... it's sweet echinacea and it tastes like maple syrup. Anywho, we take it for 8 weeks, then stop for 2, then take it again for 8 weeks.. you get the picture. I swear that it helps protect you.. you make get the illness, but it's not as intense and it doesn't last as long. Lucy will be getting in the minute she turns 6 months!

  2. hey jamie! liz here. i totally do this (ginger/lemon/honey tea) and it works really well to loosen stuff up so that head colds don't turn into sinus infections and is soothing to sore throats too. i've been really into this sort of stuff for the past couple of years and have read up on it a good bit - love to talk to you more!