Of course, we do not live in a bubble , and as diligent as I work in maintaining the immune systems of the girls built to fight insects efficiently, once or twice a winter, the immune system is clean that house and they have a bug sweep through. (I love is post about why this is a good thing!)
I am a great believer in listening to our children when they are sick – if you do not feel like eating that’s fine with me. Let your bodies use energy to fight infection instead of digesting food! But they need to stay hydrated so that your organs and immune system can do its job.
Although rich in minerals bone broth is always my first offer drink, even my girls who like bone broth probably not take him all day. A few years ago, when my first daughter got her first cold monster made a quick out to the list of ingredients on the island Pedialyte and decided I just made my own.
Over the past 2 years I have nailed the ingredient amounts I like to use – and did an efficient and quick process of making [ This mom of 3 does not have much time to play with the mixing, metering and heating. This recipe is literally dump the ingredients in a pint mason jar and give it a shake. Done.
Actually, I had this post I expected around mid to late January, but one of the girls ended up with food poisoning this purpose week, and since I was made up, it seemed like a good time to get him out! Note that this drink is not suitable for babies under 1 given raw honey and acidity of lemons. Babies under 1 must be careful as much as possible during the illness, and if the baby is not breastfeeding can use coconut water to hydrate.
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Print DIY electrolyte drink :: Natural rehydration for colds, flu, food poisoning, and physical exertion Author: Renee – www.raisinggenerationnourished.com ingredients
- 1 ½ – 2 cups water
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt actual sea Himalayan salt , or Celtic sea salt
- 2 teaspoons honey raw (local, if possible, or This is a good brand)
- Everything in a jar with a lid and shake well to combine. This recipe fits perfectly in a pint mason jar.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- This recipe is a pint mason jar perfectly. My girls are younger and usually will not drink more than this amount in one day while sick. It is a nice amount to do for them to sip small amounts during the day. If you have older children, or will be used by itself, while bad can double, triple or more in a jar. When I do for myself than twice in a room mason jar.
- Make the mixture pallets ! also perfect for scratchy throats! (And I might add small teething ?!)
- Because most of the immune system resides in the gut, I would also like to add probiotics to the pitcher if I have not been able to get in any other way during the day.
- I have one of these simple super lemon squeezers – is fast enough for busy mom
- These palettes elderberry are another great idea to have on hand in case of illness.
- For more information about managing flu symptoms see THIS POST .