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Thursday, January 23, 2020

5 Friday Favorites Home Remedy Favs

Hello everyone, so thankful it is Friday. This week flew by for me and seems a bit foggy as we have all been under the weather. I am grateful to be feeling better but Braden and Brookie are still struggling. 

As you know, my brother is a doctor and we are so grateful for modern medicine but when
someone in our family comes down with an illness there are several home remedies I run to first...

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1. Buried Treasure

This is more of an immune support that works fast and tastes terrible. ha! That's how my husband says you know it is working. It has loads of vitamin C, zinc and echinacea. This tincture is the first thing I have been turning to since we discovered it while living in the camper. Six of us living in a camper and five of us had the flu. My husband took this daily during that time and he never got it! If I am feeling like I am going down with a cold, I will will take this twice a day and it kicks it out in a day for me. We ran out when we went to Hawaii because we took it daily before our trip  as we were determined NOT to get sick on the plane. It worked, we were healthy for the entire trip. I would say this is my first go to and I already have a bottle on the way. Next is...

2. Elderberry syrup. SO Delicious.

This simple elderberry syrup is easy to make and contains few ingredients, only that which are beneficial to aid in keeping your immune system in peak performance. I's a wonderful alternative to store bought syrups that usually contain a high amount of sugar which can actually suppress your immune system as I spoke about here,Why Sugar is Sabotaging Your Health .

1/2 cup dried elderberries
1 Tbsp. dried echinacea
2 cups of water
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup honey (preferably raw & local)

Simmer all of the ingredients except the honey until the liquid is reduced by half. Let liquid cool before adding honey so as not to compromise the beneficial nutrients and enzymes in the raw honey. Strain, add honey, mix well and you have your syrup! Be sure to keep in the fridge as this will spoil if left out too long. The consistency will be thin but it will taste delicious. I usually add a Tbsp. to a cup of warm water and drink it as you would a nice cup of hot tea. 

3. Allimax

The Allicin found in garlic is a natural antibiotic. Allimax has the allicin in a potent form that helps clear you body of bacterial infections. I usually use these when I feel I am getting a sinus infection. It's important that I start taking it right away before the infection gets out of control and will only be knocked out by a more powerful antibiotic. We find this to be very effective and sometimes couple this with silverbiotics. See below.

4. Silverbiotics

I am a firm believer in the power of Silverbiotics. It is a brand of colloidal silver, a natural antibiotic. Even hospitals put colloidal silver on bandages to help patients' wounds heal and fight infection. It is said to shorten the duration of a cold or flu. I have had success in using colloidal silver every time I had mastitis.  There are varying opinions on colloidal silver so I encourage you to do your research and draw your own conclusions but know that our family has enjoyed it's healing benefits for years.

5. Healing Chicken Soup

When we are sick, there is nothing more comforting than homemade chicken soup.  

Healing Chicken Soup
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
2 whole onions, chopped
6 cloves of minced garlic
1 whole, organic chicken
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste
In a large stock pot, place all the veggies on the bottom and place the whole chicken on top of them. Fill the pot with water until it is covering the chicken with about two inches to spare. Sprinkle in sea salt and pepper and vinegar. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer for 6 hours. The longer the soup cooks, the more nutrients from the bones are incorporated into the broth. The vinegar is a vital ingredient as it helps draw the nutrients from the bones.
Chicken stock has anti inflammatory properties and contains calcium and magnesium. The stock produced is gut healing and contain amino acids that are similar to medicine found in over the counter cold and flu medicine. The soup is a natural decongestant. You will know you have concocted a good stock when the liquid gels after it is refrigerated.  We love the comforting smell of chicken stock on the stove.

I also diffuse thieves or and I put Vics vapor rub on the soles of my kids feet. It really helps! I stock up on my probiotics and enjoy drinking Kombucha and Kevita's water kefir. If all of this fails we see my brother or, if he's out of town, our backup family practitioner.

I have been feeling anxious and overwhelmed as well. Does anyone else do that when their family is sick? It is during these time that I pray, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I (Psalm 61:2). Let not your hearts be troubled believe in God believe also in me (John 14:1). Also Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus." These are from memory so there may be a few words missing and punctuation could be off but you get main idea of my prayers when I begin to feel this way. 
I appreciate you reading and hope you find this helpful.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by!
Manny blessings to you.

Grace & peace,
Adoring Family

Linking up with WhitneyErika and Andrea.

I do feel the need to say that I am NOT a doctor, nor am I giving medical advice. These are simply remedies we use that help us and I wanted to share them with you. Please understand that this post is meant to help but not replace medical advice from your practitioner.


  1. I have always put VICs on the feet, you have so many great remedies, I too love them and that the chicken soup has apple cider vinegar in it, so healing. I hope you’re feeling tip top this weekend so you can enjoy it my beautiful friend. Hugs!

    1. The VICs is amazing! It really works! Thank you, sweet friend๐Ÿ’›

  2. Hope the rest of your family feels better. I don't like taking medication and "knock on wood" our family has built up pretty good immune systems. I've never made/taken any homemade remedies either - we just take some daily vitamins.

  3. Sorry to hear you've all been a little unwell! I hope that these things work for you and you all feel a bit better soon :) Even when i'm not unwell I love soup, it's a great thing to make!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  4. I couldn't agree more with the chicken soup. It really does help out. I had no clue the silver could be purchased in a liquid form - I used a ton of it on wounds over the years! Peace to you! Healing prayers!

  5. Yes to elderberry and chicken soup. Sending prayers your way. Happy Sunday.

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