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Cold, Flu, RSV Season Survival Kit for the Family

I always get a little anxious when October rolls around. It’s like I can feel the germs making their way into our household. I know this year will be no different than years past with head colds, sniffles, sneezes and coughs. That doesn’t mean I can’t arm our home with some essentials. Because let’s be honest… there is nothing worse than having sick kids when you are already feeling crummy.

This morning I had the chance to chat with CBS 47 in Fresno, CA about our family’s survival kit for this time of year.

In our survival kit, I include the essentials. At the end of the day, consider what will give you some comfort, a little ease and support your immune system:

  • Bath salts. Aromatherapy from a good jar of bath salts can be both relaxing and healing.
  • Extra blankets. Always have an ample supply of blankets on hand. Keep them clean and fresh, so when you need them most, they’re ready for the taking.
  • Tissues. Because, well, snotty noses.
  • Honey. Some health experts agree honey can soothe a sore throat, essential for easing some of your most disruptive symptoms.
  • Humidifier. Humidifier terapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body.
  • Chicken Broth. One option is LonoLife Noodle Soup which is packed with 20 grams of protein, enlist high quality egg noodles and are loaded with the same savory, flavorful bone broth shoppers expect from LonoLife’s signature bone broths.

Here’s a simple soup recipe using LonoLife:

LonoLife Immune-Supporting Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups LonoLife Beef Bone Broth
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 daikon radish, sliced
  • ¼ cup kale
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large pot add olive oil, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until onion is translucent.
  2. Add bone broth and the rest of the ingredients to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Enjoy!

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