Top Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter

When Winter rolls around so do the germs!  Most of my life I have been plagued with a weak immune system and it only got worse once I had little ones to share all of their germs.  Over the past couple of years I have been on a quest to find ways to stay healthy and prevent the cold and flu.  I am a whole new person and can honestly say these few things have changed my life.  These are not things that I found on Pinterest and am sharing with you but things I've tried and honestly can say I'm much healthier than I used to be.  If there was a cold in a two mile radius I used to get it but now I rarely have a cold.  I'm not completely immune of course but sickness is few and far between and when I do get sick it doesn't kick my booty and take me out of commission like illnesses did in the past.

Give these things a try and let me know how they work for you.
1. Air Purifier
2. Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
3. Detox Bath
4. Gargling with Salt Water and/or Netty Pot
5. Lots of Water and Sleep

A couple of months ago I started using the Salin Plus Air Purifier in our home.  I've rotated it between me and the girls (I guess I really need two).  Salin Plus uses salt therapy to clean your air.  The purifier disperses tiny particles of dry salt aerosol in the air while also entrapping dust and other airborne pollutants through a microcrystalline filter.  The G4Pre Filter removes 98% of pollutants including mold spores and bacteria.  Salt is negatively charged and can fight respiratory infections by drawing mucus away from the airways.

Salin Plus can help with symptoms including post-nasal drip, coughing, snoring, asthma, bronchitis, ear infections, COPD, sleep apnea, sinusitis, Cystic Fibrosis, allergies, cold & flu and pneumonia.  I do not snore but Kevin does occassionally.  The device is on my side of the bed so I do not know if that is a factor but it has not stopped Kevin's snoring.  On the other hand, I struggle with sleep and have found that I'm sleeping a bit more soundly with less allergies in the morning.  It's not a total slam dunk but I do know that I haven't had a single cold while I've been using it and everyone around me has been sick.  The girls have had a cold and I moved it from our bedroom to theirs to see if it would help with their coughing and congestion.  Again it didn't eliminate the coughing but it seemed to greatly reduce the amount of coughing.  Frequently, when the girls have colds I have to go in a couple of times a night and apply Vick's.  While using Salin Plus I didn't have to do that and the girls slept peacefully even with their colds.

I'm excited that Salin Plus is offering 20% off for all my readers when you use the code HOUSEWIFE.  They also have a 60 day money back guarantee; so now is the perfect time to give it a try.

I am like a walking advertisement for Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and for those who know me know how much I rave about it.  I started taking it a couple of years ago to prevent getting sick.  Now I'm taking ACV almost every day.  If I so much as sneeze I start taking some Bragg's.  If I do feel like I'm getting sick I take it several times throughout the day.  I take about two tablespoons of ACV in a little bit of water and drink it like a shot.  The main reason I use it is to prevent getting sick but there are several uses like sunburn relief, weight loss, preventing UTI's and so much more.

Another preventative measure I use is a detox bath which consists of 2 cups of Epsom Salts, 1 cup of Baking soda and 5-10 drops of lavender essential oils.  A detox bath flushes toxins, reduces stress, improves sleep, relieves sore muscles, relieves headaches and helps treat colds, flu and other sicknesses.  During this time of year I'm giving the girls a detox bath 2-3 times a week and the same for me.  Make sure that you drink lots of water right afterwards.

It's my goal in 2018 to start using a Netty Pot daily as a preventative measure but currently I use it when my allergies get really bad or I feel a cold coming on.  I also gargle with very warm salt water if I start feeling a sore throat.

I always think the best medicine is sleep and water.  I try to get 8 hours of sleep every night and drink at least 4 bottles of water every day.  Not only does sleep and hydration cure a lot it's also the best preventative measure in my book.  If you have any other home remedies I would love to hear about them and give them a try.

Products received in exchange for this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that I work with and believe in.


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