TREATING A VIRUS…NATURALLY – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., CHHC

Using natural and organic solutions to heal and to aid in prevention of disease is how I live my life, and its so important to take care of our children holistically right out of the gate so that it is their way of life.

My granddaughter, Rosie, came for the weekend and became violently ill with the likes of a virus I had never seen even in my own children. Projectile vomiting all night with diarrhea, breaking out with welts and a fever, I immediately went right to what I know best to make her more comfortable and aid in healing…my natural and organic solutions.

For the vomiting/diarrhea I offered her:

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s) in 6 oz. of organic apple juice sipping very slowly. Organic apple cider vinegar is a key bacterial, viral, parasitic and microbial killer. In addition, it helps to restore the good bacteria in the digestive tract which is also important for treating diarrhea. You can offer this every 2-3 hours.

1 scoop of Takesumi (carbonized bamboo) in water (or juice) to rid her body of the endotoxins and promote healing. Takesumi has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that releases the toxins It also is a natural source of minerals and is said to be alkalizing. https://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Nutrition-Takesumi-grams-whole-detoxification-processes/dp/B0176NVQH4

Di-Gize (Young Living Essential Oil) mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or avocado, which I rubbed on her tummy. This helps to relieve stomach discomfort, supports the immune system, and helps with nausea. Rub the oil in a counterclockwise position to massage into the skin as this is believed to slow things down. Adults can encapsulate this oil (6 drops into an empty vegetarian capsule) or add to water (3-4 drops) with a little honey. Di-Gize is also believed to help eliminate parasites. You can also rub the oil on the bottom of your feet as this is where we take in, and excrete most of our toxins.  https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/digize-essential-oil

To reduce the fever and also aid in treating symptoms of nausea and vomiting, I rubbed peppermint essential oil on her feet to reduce the fever…every hour, and rubbed on her tummy to soothe her symptoms. I also use peppermint oil for headaches mixed with lavender oil. I rub into my temples and back of the neck, and into a warm bath with Epsom salt. It is to be used when you can lie down and keep your eyes closed as peppermint has strong properties that can have a burning sensation to the eyes. https://www.youngliving.com/blog/how-to-use-peppermint-essential-oil/

Rosie broke out in hives which she said were itchy, and for this I rubbed lavender oil on top of the welts. Lavender has relaxing effects on the body, and is a therapeutic-grade which has been highly recommended and used for the skin. She had immediate relief. You can also use this for bug bites, and can create a spray mixture with 6 drops Lavender oil, 3 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Tea Tree and put into about 2-3 ounces of Witch Hazel. I always have Lavender oil in my purse and on hand at home. https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/lavender-essential-oil

To replace electrolytes, simply use coconut water. Coconut water contains more potassium than sports drinks, and more natural sources of sodium. It has some of the same properties as are used in IV hydration, and athletes promote coconut water as an effective alternative to the traditional electrolyte drink that has sucrose syrup and glucose-fructose syrup.

I offered Rosie some organic chicken broth and gluten free crackers when her tummy felt a little better.

I made some ice pops for Rosie with organic apple juice which is a much healthier alternative to the sugary ice pops usually recommended for hydration.

Once Rosie was able to rest (poor baby was in the bathroom every 1/2 hour, or just vomiting with no notice wherever she happened to be), she slept for hours, which is so important for healing. Rest, rest, rest. Be sure to constantly offer a means of rehydration with water, ice pops, coconut water, and continue to offer means of re-hydration over the next 2-3 days. As a rule, we should all be drinking at least half our weight in ounces of water daily.

As for me during Rosie’s illness, I took extra probiotics to keep myself healthy, extra vitamin C, extra protein and greens for energy, water infused with orange and lemon, a relaxing tea, and probiotic bone broth (thanks to my daughter, Sarah, for making this for me) to help keep the good bacteria thriving so that I don’t come down with this virus. I rested when Rosie rested, and when she went home to her mommy, I went to bed and had a good 8 hours of sleep.

It’s so important to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our loved ones.

Wishing you harmonious health 4 life!

Love and blessings,

Wendy

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