It's learning curve time again. I visited Selah's pediatrician on Thursday and she wanted to know what we were doing for immune boosters. She gave me several recommendations and I wanted to pass them along to you!
I've actually made a little schedule so I can keep track of it all!
Dr. Bain recommended the following:
Vitamin D3 - Fall/winter 800IU for the kids & 4000 for adults when healthy, 1600IU for kids and 8000 for the adults when sick. I found some dots that dissolve quickly for Davy and Carlson's makes some drops for Selah. I got the dots at Sprouts or Kroger and the drops at http://www.vitacost.com (thank you, Alicia!)
Flu shot alternative - hooray! an alternative to the flu shot! Influenzinum (Boiron) is taken preventatively by everyone except Selah. I found this at the Sunflower Shoppe, a local health food store.
Selah will take King Bio Homeopathic Multi-Strain Influenza. I found this at http://www.vitacost.com too. If someone gets sick, you can up the doses to treat symptoms.
Briar Rose - Briar Rose is used for treating cold symptoms and it's an immune booster. It's used preventatively 2-3 times a week and it is drops. I got a bottle at the doctor's office, you could check your local health food store. Dr. Bain said you could also take Elderberry or Echinacea. I opted for Briar Rose since it's also a cold remedy.
Vitamin C - for good measure, we're also taking the good ole Vitamin C standby. But read those labels! The first bottle I bought had aspartame in it!! sigh.
This is an ebook from a trusted source with lots of information. A lot of the remedies in here can be found in your local health food store or ordered online from a place like VitaCost.
I hope this information helps! Let me know what you learn about natural ways to keep your family healthy!