Tuesday Talk-Your Health Secrets


It feels so good to be back.  I know I sound like a broken record, but ladies…it’s so true!  And it feels even better when I have a fun link-up scheduled with Fancy Ashley!

Today is TUESDAY TALK, which means Fancy Ashley and I are chit chatting about anything and everything.  We’d love for you to join us!

Do you guys remember back in February I got the flu?  BLAH!  Well spoiler alert-our Spring Break ended with me getting the flu AGAIN!  NOT COOL!  My mom was quick to point out that I should be doing something to build my immune system.  And I thought-who better to ask for ideas, then YOU!

Here I am asking for your help!

PLEASE tell me WHAT you to do stay healthy

*An apple a day?
*Should I be taking a special vitamin?
*Elderberry syrup?
*Drinking a shake?
*Some sort of oil?
*Vitamin C?

What works for YOU?

I’m about to break out my juicer and start gulping down the celery juice again!

I’d seriously love any and all recommendations!  And I’m hoping maybe this is helpful for others reading today as well!

Thank you, Friends!

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  1. 3.19.19
    Kasie said:

    So glad you're back!….and so sorry you got sick again!:( I used to get to the flu 2-3 times every Winter until this year when I finally started taking a lot of Vitamin C and Vitamin D each day. Like you, I felt like I had 0 immunity–whenever the kiddos brought something home I was the one to get it! Also, we use Oscillococcinum now when any of us start to get the flu. You can buy it on Amazon or Target and it really seems to work! Good luck!

  2. 3.19.19
    Laura D said:

    For my family and I, Juice Plus has been a game changer! When we do get sick – we bounce back more quickly!

  3. 3.19.19
    Lauren D said:

    Honestly, it sounds too simple, but I really try to get 8 hours of sleep every night!

  4. 3.19.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Boohoo for you having the flu. AGAIN!

  5. 3.19.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Can't wait to read the comments! Definitely elderberry syrup and up your Vitamin D intake! And the second I start feeling "eh", I start downing oscillococcinum.

  6. 3.19.19
    Anonymous said:

    Hmmm, I recommend a taco lunch with girlfriends with a bowl of queso, just to be safe. 😉 just kidding! I’m looking forward to everyone else’s tips, because I am not the best at this!

  7. 3.19.19
    Shannon said:

    One of the best things I did for my famy’s Immune system was switch all my household products to Melaleuca. I really believe all the harsh chemicals (including laundry detergent) break down our immune system. I am a teacher and I never get sick. My kiddos never get sick either. They were practically the only kids in their school last year who didn’t get the flu when McKinney had that horrible outbreak of the flu last winter. (And no flu vaccines either). Whenever I feel a little tinge of anything, I bulk up on their kids’ chewable vitamins and it knocks it right out.

    Anyway, I just really love all their products and am a big believer in the health benefits. You have to have an account to order from them which I could help you with, or if you already know someone who does it, ask them. 😉

  8. 3.19.19
    Elaine Welte said:

    We swear by our essential oils and elderberry Syrup, and honestly we don’t get the flu shot. We also get as much Vitamin D as we can and take a good probiotic. I shared a lot of ideas in this blog post, which has been my most read post this year. http://theweltefamilyblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/how-were-staying-healthy-this-fall.html?m=0

  9. 3.19.19
    Rachel Embery said:

    Start teaching again�� Honestly as a teacher I feel my immune system fight off anything! Every day though I do squeeze 1/2 orange and 1/2 lime and a hunk of peeled fresh ginger in my water. #1 because I can’t stand plain water…….#2 it gets better as the day goes on. I also drink pomegranate juice. But I think after 18 year of being enclosed in a classroom 9 months of the year with 9-10 year olds I’m fairly indestructible!

  10. 3.19.19
    TorontoSAM said:

    I don't really know what your climate is like there, but here it is super dry in the winter. This year we have run our humidifiers (one in each bedroom) every night for at least a couple of hours (they have shut off timers). I have found it has helped immensely and no one has had a real cold all winter. I also have the Immune roller from Saje that I love. I roll it on my neck and chest every night. I'm not sure if it is the magic potion (like I call it), but I think it has helped.

  11. 3.19.19
    Ashley Byars said:

    We are all taking elderberry gummies everyday at our house thru flu season. So far no flu and that’s with half of our household having immune compromised systems and 2 Kidd in 2 separate schools. Hope you find something that works for you! No one should have the flu twice like that.

  12. 3.19.19
    Melissa @ Finding My Mojo said:

    Hey! We use Elderberry Syrup in our house…there is a woman who lives in Stillwater, MN that makes it herself. People drive for hours to her shop or meet at her at her pop-up shops to stock up on her syrup, you can shop online at http://www.sailormercy.com.

  13. 3.19.19
    Unknown said:

    Elderberry! in all forms 😉 my kids take the gummies, and I do capsules…consistency is key to build up the immune system…hope you feel better!

  14. 3.19.19
    me said:

    I have a 2 year old who started daycare at 7 months old. I swear I got every sickness he did (and then some) for the first year and a half. I would get like a week-long reprieve before another bug hit me. I don't really have tummy issues but I keep reading about the importance of gut health. I started taking a probiotic every day (without exception) about 2 months ago and I haven't gotten sick once, including a virus that hit the kiddo and husband HARD. I didn't change anything else so I now swear by the probiotic (I use this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011023KS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1)

  15. 3.19.19
    Anneka said:

    I work in pediatric urgent care. Getting exposed to everything all the time seems to keep me healthy 95% of the time. 😂

  16. 3.19.19
    Sara said:

    My magic cure is always sleep; I think it solves everything. I also use YL theives on my feet at night and take an Ally Immune Booster. My husband has an immune system made of steel and laughs at all my "woo woo" attempts to stay healthy. But, at least in my mind, I am giving my self some advantages!

  17. 3.19.19
    Foxy's Domestic Side said:

    ugh, flu is no fun! Hope you find something. For me I know I need more sleep! What I am not getting, but should be!

  18. 3.19.19
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    I am all about trying to eat clean, take my vitamins and diffuse all the oils!

  19. 3.19.19
    GlitteryKitchenTable said:

    We do Plexus supplements. Probiotics, Multivitamins, etc. We love all their products for staying healthy! I do sell them so that I can keep taking them! http://Www.plexusworldwide.com/ashleyhogeland

  20. 3.19.19
    Michelle said:

    Everyone in my family takes daily vitamins and we try to get plenty of sleep. Any sign of flu or cold and we start chugging elderberry syrup. But the thing I swear makes the biggest difference is doterra onguard beadlets. They are filled with essential oils. We all take one each day unless we need a boost then we do two. I hope you’re feeling better soon and find something to pump up your immune system!

  21. 3.19.19
    Brooke B. said:

    JUICE PLUS!!!!!

  22. 3.19.19
    This Sunday Kinda Love said:

    Orange juice, early bedtimes, and hot epsom salt baths! Oh, and plenty of reality TV and magazines too!

  23. 3.19.19
    Sara said:

    Doterra essential oils! Especially On Guard on your feet each morning!!

  24. 3.19.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Elderberry gummies! The ones I take are so good too! You'll want to eat the whole bottle. haha
    That Inspired Chick

  25. 3.19.19
    Jayne said:

    Another vote for Juice Plus here!

  26. 3.19.19
    azbaby24 said:

    I have heard elderberry gummies is where the party is at. Teachers swear by them to stay healthy. This brand is the one I hear most talked about…

  27. 3.19.19
    Samantha said:

    Elderberry – we do gummies and airborne (or generic version) from fall – end of winter/beg of Spring and when we travel!

  28. 3.19.19
    Lara D said:

    I take a women's multi vitamin every night and a vitamin c every morning and I very rarely get sick. Also, this probably goes without saying, but hand washing and using paper towels to touch public things (door handles, shopping carts, bathroom faucets, etc.) really helps to prevent catching anything that way. We have 14 month old twins that stay at home with my mom while we work, and we are all really good about not touching public things and washing our hands as soon as we come home before touching anyone.

  29. 3.19.19
    angie said:

    Ahhh….the flu twice! Not good!!! Just posted on Shay's link up…I was chronic allergy/sinus infection/into who knows what and haven't been sick for two years. I credit that to getting my gut healthy which has also boosted my immune system. Even things like constant headaches, chronic ulcers in my mouth, whack monthly schedule as I hit 40, etc., all addressed with gut health. What do I use? Simple…Plexus TriPlex: pink drink for balanced blood sugar, supplement loaded with magnesium and other goodies and a proven probiotic daily. That's it. Happy to help, free enrollment code, too! https://plexusworldwide.com/angiegillikin/home

  30. 3.19.19
    Becky Cowen said:

    I give my kids these gummies (https://amzn.to/2YbaUGH) and occasionally these Sambucol tablets (https://amzn.to/2UIVxTJ) and we've somehow managed to escape the flu this season and we've had several friends and family members get it… There might be something to elderberry…

  31. 3.19.19
    Stephanie said:

    Apple cider vinegar! I swear by this stuff. We drink it every morning (1 tbsp in 8 oz of water). Look up all the benefits of it and you'll be amazed. I also use it on my face as a toner (50% water/50% acv). I also take a multi vitamin, probiotic, and calcium chews every day. I've never had the flu nor do I take any Rx meds.

  32. 3.19.19
    Kate said:

    I use Elderberry and thieves oil on bottom of feet. Knock on wood the entire family has stayed well! Hope your better!

  33. 3.19.19
    Joanne said:

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear you got the flu not once but twice this year! That's awful.

  34. 3.19.19
    Megan & Jeff said:

    Vitamins D & C, probiotics, elderberry syrup and no flu shot!

  35. 3.19.19
    Ruth said:

    I've been using Elderberry syrup for years and I personally feel like it helps boost my immune system. I cant speak for the flu, but when i double up on the doses when a cold comes on I really feel like it lessens symptoms and shortens the cold. On the other hand, Im pretty conscientious about washing my hands, like maybe too obsessively and keeping them away from my face.

  36. 3.19.19
    Julie said:

    Juice Plus is an amazing whole food supplement that I have taken for the last 4 years! It is simply made of fruits and vegetables and the benefits are amazing! I have not had the flu since I started taking it and am rarely even sick with a cold!

  37. 3.19.19
    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific said:

    It's great to have you back! To stay healthy, I eat as healthy as possible and wash my hands a lot. Probably more than necessary… I love smoothies, fruit, veggies and seeds. Since I have a sweet tooth, I need a sweet treat from time to time too 😉

  38. 3.19.19
    Unknown said:

    Elderberry syrup keeps my kids and me healthy and flu free for two years so far. I also take Probio 5 and Biocleanse from Plexus faithfully. I haven't been to a doctor for any kind of sickness in years and I'm convinced it's these supplements along with staying active, regular chiropractic adjustments and getting sleep.

  39. 3.19.19
    Farryn said:

    I swear by probiotics ! The majority of your immune system is actually in your gut.. if it isn’t healthy, then your immune system suffers. We also take a large dose of vitamin d, zinc and vitamin c regularly .

  40. 3.20.19
    csuhpat1 said:

    I just try to drink water and sleep eight hours a night. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  41. 3.20.19
    Niki said:

    Juice Plus! My kids and I take them every day and have not been sick in ages!

  42. 3.20.19
    Kim said:

    I swear by th Airborne gummies. My husband and I use them daily. Also carry Lysol wipes with you and wipe down surfaces. Hope you rebound fast.

  43. 3.20.19
    Caitlin Davies said:

    This may seem super obvious but changing out your toothbrush after you get over an illness to help prevent another.

  44. 3.22.19
    Adoring Creations said:

    I hope you are feeling better. I posted the easy elderberry syrup recipe we use and also 7 healing home remedies. I had the flu a few years ago and it was the worst! Prayers for quick healing.

  45. 3.22.19
    Rike said: