5// elderberry syrup. i used to buy this, a fairly small bottle of it, for around $15. but it was a serious lightbulb moment when i discovered i could make my own for a fraction of the cost. i buy these elderberries and have made five jars (i give a lot away–we haven’t gone through that much ourselves) about the same size as the above. i still have plenty of elderberries left. way, way, way cheaper. spoonful a day preventative, and one or two spoonfuls once you’re actually sick. i follow this recipe.
6// new chapter prenatals. not pregnant (would this not be theee stupidest way to announce it?!)! i’ve taken prenatals a long time now, for prepping for pregnancy and then for pregnancy and nursing. and even though i stopped nursing a little while ago, i still take them because i think they pack more punch than other multivitamins. i’ve taken the twin labs brand, and this one. i can’t say i notice a huge difference but i prefer the ingredients in this one (a lot of greens).
this is by no means an inclusive list of the things to do while sick or to prevent sick. that probably didn’t need stating. i’d love to hear more about what you do. some of ours not pictured are essential oils, tea, and colloidal silver. does anyone take manuka honey? favorite kids’ multivitamin? and i’d love to hear how you use essential oils too. anyone already take some of the above?