Are you not sure what you can do to avoid getting sick this cold season? Here are 5 tips you can fall into to give a boost to your family’s immune system.
Fall. This season signals the beginning of so many things. The temperature starts to get cooler. The leaves on trees change into many miraculous colours. The sounds of coughing, sniffling, and sneezing with the arrival of cold season. Our immune system helps to fight off the germs that attempt to invade our bodies, but it needs a bit of help from us to keep it strong.
One of the best ways to become sick is by contracting germs. This can be so easy to do. Germs linger EVERYWHERE! These grubby “friends” lounge on door knobs. They hang out on table tops. They linger on light switches, sink faucets, and hand rails. Staying healthy can be hard to so, especially during cold and flu season when germs are waiting to invade our bodies to make us sick.
How to we avoid contracting a cough and colds when germs are lying in wait to be ingested? With the magic combination of soap and water! Thorough and frequent hand washing with soap and warm water (for at least 15 seconds) helps to remove the majority of germs we pick up from touching normal everyday objects.
Catch enough zzzzs
Getting enough zzzzs is important for everyone in your family to have. Having enough time to shut your body down allows for it to recharge and repair itself for a new day of challenges. With most of your body in a period of rest, your immune system has the power to work to fight off any germs that have infected your body. This will keep you feeling healthy and ready to go during cold and flu season.
Have a helping hand
Taking something extra can help to strengthen your family’s immune system, especially during cold season. Many people use Echinacea in herbal medicine to keep your immune system health working well. Thyme is also used in to relieve the body when it is not feeling well. It helps to ease coughs and bronchitis. Thyme also aids in gastrointestinal discomforts like flatulence and colic.
Fowler’s® Relief Echinacea with Thyme combines both of these healing elements to help keep cough and colds at bay. Their concentrated liquid tincture contains a higher potency than other formulations. This liquid tincture is also easier to swallow than tablets and capsules. It takes only four minutes for the body to absorb a liquid extract. Capsules and tablets take the body up to thirty minutes to absorb.
Another great feature about taking a liquid supplement is its longer shelf life. Did you know that liquid extracts usually are not as affected by heat and humidity than capsules and tablets? This makes it easier to keep around your home.
A liquid extract is also simpler to take. Families can easily adjust the dosage for each member of the family with a liquid, where you would have to be more careful with capsules and tablets. Swallowing medication can also be an issue, especially for younger members of the family. Capsules and tablets can be a bit uncomfortable for younger users. A liquid extract can easily be added to juice during your family’s breakfast to drink. All of these features can help getting through cold season easier for your family.
Stress. It can show up in so many different ways in our life. When a lot of stress is put on you, it can affect how well your immune system works. This can allow for colds to invade your body. Finding time to relieve your stress allows for your body to relax and work overtime. the can be done by doing the following things:
- Creating “MeTime” for yourself
- Doing yoga or meditation to relax your body and mind
- Designating days for family game nights or family movie nights to have fun an bond together
- Reading books or writing in a journal.
Staying active helps to keep your body healthy, including your immune system. 30 minutes of exercise can help to keep your body strong and working well. You can try doing these activities to keep moving, either alone or as a family:
- A good, brisk walk
- A workout at home to the gym
- Doing an organized sport.
This tip also helps you achieve other tips to keep your immune system in tip top working order.
These five tips can help to give your family’s immune systems a boost during cod season this year. It is never fun to feel the symptoms of a cold. These helpful hints can help to keep your family’s immune system in good shape and healthy. They will also allow your family to enjoy all of the good things that happen when fall arrives.
What do you do to help boost the immune systems of your family?
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My favorite feature is that it’s quick absorbing.
I love that it is a liquid supplement so it will absorb into the body faster
I learned that Fowler’s has been around since 1901,
Definitely like the preventative features, like reinforcing the immune system and the aid in gastrointestine
Learned that it’s potent stuff, you can take it by mixing in with water or juice
I like that Fowler’s® Relief Echinacea with Thyme is concentrated to get you back more quickly.
There is only one thing I take it is more vitamin C to help with colds. My immune system is really weak because I have MS.
Yes, that’s a great tip!
I like that it’s a natural way to fight infection and can be used for children as well!
My favorite feature is that it absorbs quickly.
The combination of echinacea and thyme is a natural concentrated formula that will fight off infections and the cold.
I love that it has two of Nature’s best known cough and cold fighters!!
I think their higher potency is definitely an incentive to try them out!
I like that it is a liquid which is easier to take for my kids.
That Fowler’s® Relief Echinacea with Thyme is concentrated
I like the fact that Fowler’s Relief Echinacea with Thyme will help gastrointestinal health as well as improving immunity.
I love that it’s fast absorbing so that it can start working quickly!
Great tips on building up your immune system . stress & not enough sleep.
I like the liquid form. Sometimes pills are so hard to swallow.
What I like best is that it is a herbal medicine.
I like that you can just add a drop to your water
That it can be added to water!
I like that it is a liquid tincture which is easier to swallow than tablets and capsules
The fact it is stress reducing is very interesting:)
I like that it helps fight infections of the upper respiratory tract, and relieves the symptoms and shortens the duration of coughs and colds!
Great advice! Thank you. I really want to try the liquid Echinacea!
I like it absorbs quickly into your body.
I like that it’s a liquid extract because it is simpler to take and you can easily adjust the dosage for each member of the family as opposed to a pill or capsule.
I like that it’s in a liquid form and can be put into water or juice!!
easy to swallow
I like that it is a liquid which is easier to take!
I like that it will absorb quickly into your body
I like that they use 2 ingredients to fight off the cold!
I love that it quickly absorbs into the body!
Love that it’s been approved by Health Canada
Natural and approved by Health Canada – so far so good.
I learned that it helps to build up your immune system!
How simple it is to take, and safe!
I like to know that it provides a natural source of relief for coughs and colds
I love that it’s in dropper form and you can control how many drops you get
I love that you can adjust the dosage since it is a liquid.
I am not a big fan of Thyme but if these drops are going to help, I’ll take it!!
Doing yoga everyday is a tip I love to do daily and if I skip a day… I notice.
Good for you! You are very disciplined!
I like the fact that it is a product that has been approved by Health Canada.
i like that its a liquid form
I like it strengthens immune system & helps to fight cold.
I love the long shelf life!
Great tips. Thank you for sharing.
We drink ginger tea,walk briskly in the sunshine,meditate,watch wholesome heart warming shows with good values like the Waltons,eat healthy with lots of vitamins,embrace life with joy and take colloidal silver(a natural antibiotic) when necessary instead of prescription antibiotics.
Those are great tips! Thank you for sharing!