My son said to me after hockey.
I immediately knew what happened. This happens if my kids have a sugar overload. And by overload I mean over a few days and typically at least one other factor. We honestly are much more conscious of the amount of and how sugar is used in our home.
At the beginning of the week my kids were home from school as their buses were canceled so my daughter made cookies for her birthday celebrations. Yes a slight indulgence of mine as well, she makes them with gluten free flour!
Later in the week we had 2 birthday celebrations with our daughter, plus leftover desserts and pizza.
Sugar can be addictive. It can also seriously affect your immune system. Anything that isn’t good for us can do this, for example smoking. When my husband smoked he sounded like he was always sick. Since quitting his health has improved SO much!
When my son asked me for the throat spray, I took the time to educate him on this. Not punish or ridicule him in anyway, but for him to understand a connection, something to bring him conscious to how sugar does impede his (everyone’s) immune system.
From my personal experience, I have noticed this with all of us. If I also do not get enough sleep, my immune system feels like its having to work even harder, then I’m even more exhausted, irritated, unhappy. This week we also had a couple of late nights.
When the kids are honest that they feel off, they can begin to see their own healthy patterns and adjust as required. Up the water intake!
Today as we were driving to the mall I could feel myself tensing up, it took me a bit to put the connection together myself, but it totally came in and made so much sense.
I was much more proactive for myself this week, being conscious of my sleep, I had a couple late nights, what I was eating, being a bit more patient with myself, also supporting my body with my supplements. I’ve been aiming to be more conscious about taking them because I KNOW how good I feel when I do it? I took some additional supplements both Wed and Thur night. I know its helped. I know for next time I will also give the kids that boost as well in addition to their daily morning and night oil routine!
I am learning to trust in myself and honor my words. Allowing space for any reroutes and new paths. Grateful for the ability to always be learning and share these life lessons with my kiddos!
Everything in moderation, as a mom I honestly do not want to heavily restrict my kids, I want them to be able to feel how they feel, adjust when needed and still “be kids”. Yes at times that means over indulgence and then recovery, it’s an opportunity to learn, vs me simply telling them NO!
Yes we have a throat spray we use in our home, it’s a DIY with essential oils and it works fabulous! 😊✌
From our experience, these options have assisted our family in boosting our health and wellness. At times when we know the triggers are less sleep and overwhelming sugar amounts we are also conscious of this moving forward and encourage sleep, rest and copious amounts of water! My boy is very much like his mama, we need our sleep and our healthy habits! A few years ago, our son wasn’t feeling well, I made up the throat spray and could see improvements, but when I looked in his mouth I also saw some white spots that freaked me out. So made an appointment with the Dr’s office just to be sure. He was checked out, throat swabbed and we were told to continue what we were doing at home, it was working! Incredible reassurance because it was the throat spray and oils that we were using! ✌ I mention this however because sometimes modern medicine with holistic health measures is what we need, other times, we need that reassurance we are doing what needs to be done. One thing I’ve learned is by rushing to the doctor for antibiotics, can actually do more harm to your body by killing off healthy bacteria. From our experience this happened to both myself and my son and over the years we have boosted our health back up naturally!