Get Rid Of The Winter Crud Naturally!


Good morning friends, Happy Friday!  We hope you are all having a terrific day!

It seems that all we’ve been reading and hearing about this week is everyone getting this horrible flu and being sick.  We thought it would be perfect timing to help all of you stay clear of the ‘Winter Crud’ and help you get over it naturally!

It is so important to make sure you and your family are taking supplements to assist your immune system.  We’re sure you have probably heard about keeping your ‘gut’ healthy.  If not, let us explain why it is important to have a healthy gut.  Your gut is your second brain, if your gut is not loaded with good bacteria, then your body will be weak in fighting off sickness.  Our family uses the Garden of Life Organic Probiotics.  For adults, we take Garden of Life Dr Formulated Organic Women’s Probiotic and Men’s Probiotic.  For our daughters, we give them, Garden of Life Dr Formulated Organic Kid’s Probiotic.  Our formula is in pill form that we take once daily.  The kids probiotic is a chewable that they take once a day.  We couldn’t believe the difference this probiotic had on our entire family’s health.  It not only helps to keep us healthy, it also keeps our tummy’s feeling great!

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Another great way that we support a healthy immune system is by using Raw Organic Vitamin D3.  Did you know that vitamin D3 comes naturally from the sun?  During summer months, people tend to be healthier because they are getting adequate amounts of D3 through the sun.  It makes sense that during the months of October-April, people tend to be sick.  In order to maintain a healthy immune system, everyone should be supplementing with Raw D3.  Vitamin D is crucial for all systems in our body, vitamin D deficiency is culprit to a lot of autoimmune diseases, and every cell and tissue in your body has vitamin D receptors and therefore, needs vitamin D.  Vitamin D is critical for heart health, respiratory, eye health, cell health, metabolism, immune system, sleeping patterns, and healthy bones and so much more.  For adults, we use the KIND Organics Vegan D3 spray along with KIND Organics Plant Calcium that has raw D3 and K in it.  For our daughters, we use the Yummi Bears Organic Multi-Vitamin.

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Another way that we keep our family healthy and strong is by using essential oils!  Essential oils have made a huge difference in our family’s well-being!  We wouldn’t be without them!  There are many essential oils that will assist in supporting your body’s well-being such as Thieves.  Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*  Thieves is a powerhouse!  Oregano is another essential oil that is a powerhouse in assisting your body’s well-being!  Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils. It contains strong immune-enhancing and antioxidant properties and supports the respiratory system.* Oregano may also be used to enhance the flavor of food. Oregano is also a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique, a massage application of essential oils, which is designed to bring about electrical alignment in the body.  We of course incorporate a lot of other essential oils as well.  Lemon, Lavender, Eucalyptus, RC, Peppermint, Frankincense, and Oregano are just to name a few that are important ‘Winter Crud’ essential oils!

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Now, if you are battling the ‘Winter Crud’, let us give you some help in getting over it naturally.

If you have the flu, it is important to rehydrate yourself.  We have a recipe for homemade pedialyte that will work for adults and children.

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe

Mix together:

  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt**If your child is hesitant to drink the pedialyte plain, you can add a couple of splashes of organic juice to give it flavor.

Use Thieves essential oil on the bottom’s of your/their feet to help build the body.  If you have stuffiness; RC, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Lavender work really well at helping to break it up.  Lemon will help to soothe an irritated throat by rubbing a drop with a little bit of organic coconut oil on the outside of the throat.

Drink our cold and flu tea.  This tea is made with raw organic products that will not only soothe your body, it will help to fight off your cold and flu.

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Apple Cinnamon Tea

  • 8 oz filtered water
  • 2 TBSP of Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Raw Organic Honey

**Warm up your filtered water and add all of the ingredients to the warm water and stir.

Manuka Honey is a must have during the ‘Winter Crud’ season!  Manuka honey is filled with enzymes, antioxidants, and probiotics.  It will soothe an irritated throat.  For kids, we give a teaspoon of Manuka honey a couple times a day.  For adults, we use a tablespoon of Manuka honey with one drop of Thieves essential oil.

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These are just a few of our favorite holistic ways of keep the ‘Winter Crud’ out of our home and if we do happen to get something, how we fight it off.

We purchase our supplements through Amazon; they have a great subscribe and save program that saves 15% off of the price.  We purchase our honey through Vitacost, they have a set and save option to save you money as well.

If you would like to purchase Young Living Essential Oils, please visit our website at:

Most of the essential oils that we mentioned above are in our Premium Starter Kit.  You can take advantage of the great price which includes a free home diffuser!  Check out our FREE gifts that we include with your purchase of the Premium Starter Kit:

We hope this blog post has helped you!  Please let us know how these ways have helped to keep you strong and healthy!

With Love From Our Family To Yours,

Rod and Maria Wagner

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