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Want to keep your family healthy and happy year-round? Check out these must-have health and wellness products. Your sanity and your family will thank you.
Moms are always busy living: cooking, cleaning, organizing, juggling, kissing boo-boos, and so much more! It seems in our busiest times, either someone in the family or even our own bodies cry out for help.
Unfortunately, in the chaos we call life, our bodies periodically cry out for rest from the hustle and bustle.
Unless you have a slot on your calendar that reads “Rest & Recovery,” it is important for everyone to stay healthy.
Do you find yourself, your husband, or kids struggling with:
- regular digestive discomfort
- gas or heartburn
- recurring infections
- flu susceptibility
- skin problems
- blood sugar or weight control issues
If so, keep reading to save yourself the inconvenience of those annoying sick days. Stock your cabinet with these five must-have natural products and limit life’s annoyances.
Probiotics are the “friendly” bacteria that live in our digestive system.
Studies have shown that a shortage of good bacteria in your gut will have an overall negative impact on your health. Your diet, stress levels, medications, and other environmental factors all impact the level of good bacteria in your system.
Goodness knows as moms, we don’t always get to eat the healthiest foods and our stress levels can go through the roof at times!
Probiotics are a must to help our bodies maintain a healthy gut and immune response. Your family can eat fermented foods (kombucha, yogurt, etc.) or even take supplements to get the healthy bacteria that each of you need.
My personal favorite is Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics – Original Formula and it is a staple in our medicine cabinet. This product has come to the rescue more times than I can count over the years for stomach viruses, stomach aches, and avoiding the nasty side effects of antibiotics.
Not convinced? Check out more benefits and the studies on probiotics in this Healthline article.
2. Digestive Enzymes
Digestive enzymes are the key component of breaking down your food into the nutrients and energy that your body uses.
In a perfect world, our bodies would produce all the enzymes needed to process the foods we eat. But as we know, the world is not perfect.
Unfortunately, so many of us are unable to produce one or more of the enzymes needed to digest our food. For example, if you are lactose intolerant, your body does not produce enough lactase to break down dairy.
An enzyme shortage in our body causes a slew of unwelcome symptoms:
These symptoms not only make you physically uncomfortable but often embarrassed as well.
Thankfully you can supplement your body with the enzymes it is lacking.
Enzymedica Digest Basic is the favorite of my husband and I; consistently alleviating bloating, gas and heartburn.
Have a kiddo that is sensitive to certain foods, like us? Try a chewable Papaya enzyme to help soothe their tummies.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Did you know that apple cider vinegar can be used for more than just cooking? Cooking, cleaning, healing, and personal care…. what does it NOT do?
I guess an apple a day does keep the doctor away.
Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is by far the most popular. A handful of qualities that Bragg’s boasts about their product are:
- Helps Remove Body Toxins
- Helps Maintain Healthy Skin
- Supports Weight Control
- Provides Digestive Support
Our closest friends have shared stories of both digestive and respiratory healing as a result of drinking apple cider vinegar daily.
My husband successfully healed a plantar wart invasion by sleeping with an apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball duct taped (yes, duct tape) to his foot for several weeks.
Grab a bottle for your pantry, you may be surprised by all the things you end up using it for.
4. Elderberry Syrup
Since ancient times, black elderberries have been used for their healing properties.
Want your family to avoid the flu or find comfort during allergy season? Take a swig of elderberry syrup every day.
Elderberry can be found in a variety of forms, but we prefer the elderberry syrup.
During cold and flu season we pass the bottle around the kitchen counter taking swigs, seriously. I prefer to spend time together as a family doing something other than commiserating our illness.
You can readily purchase elderberry syrup for adults and children.
If you are feeling really spunky, you can purchase the dried berries to make your own. We recently enjoyed watching the How To Make Elderberry Syrup or Tincture video from Doug and Stacy.
Elderberry can be used year round for so many ailments, but your family will really be happy to find this necessity on your shelf during cold and flu season.
5. Coconut Oil
The question about coconut oil should be: “What can this health and wellness product not do?”
Nourish your entire family on the inside and out with this delicious oil.
Coconut oil is a great option for the healthy fat intake of your diet. Not to mention, it can be used in numerous ways for personal care: makeup removal, hair moisturizer, massage oil.
Cooking fried eggs? Get the coconut oil. Have dry skin? Get the coconut oil. The dog has hot spots? Give him coconut oil.
Get it? Coconut oil is awesome! 😀 Like everything on this must-have list, coconut oil has been used for so many years for nourishment.
You will find coconut oil in both our pantry and bathroom. Why would you not have multiple jars in your home?
Stock Your Cabinet Today!
As a mom, it is so helpful to have access to such simple and inexpensive natural remedies to soothe a tummy ache or stay healthy during cold and flu season.
Each of these health and wellness products has come to our family’s rescue on countless occasions.
Find peace of mind by stocking only a handful of time-tested holistic products in your pantry today! You never know when that stomach bug will strike or even when you might have a free evening to get or give a nice massage!😉
Stock your pantry now!
I’d love to hear any other tips or uses you have experienced with these health and wellness products. Let me hear from you in the comments below! Your fellow moms will thank you for the tips!
Discloser: Some of the links above may be affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link. The opinions expressed here are my own and I have consumed these products for my own personal use.
The information provided on this site contains the opinions and experiences of myself and I am not a medical professional. The information on this site is intended to motivate readers to make healthy lifestyle decisions after consulting with a medical professional.
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