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I used to be pretty healthy. I worked at a daycare for five years during college and would wipe snot and change diarrhea on an almost daily basis and I was literally never sick.

When I had my son he had a rough first year with ear infections (he was ff). He had tubes put in his ears at a year old and I don't think he was sick (other than an occassional cold and those were rare) until this past year (he is now five).

My daughter was pretty healthy her first year as well (she was bf) with the exception of an occassional cold.

Enter this past winter. Since around October or November we have literally been sick pretty much non-stop. We may have a week, two if we are lucky, of reprieve and then it is sick again. We have dealth with Strep Throat at least six times, have had several stomach viruses (which my son had never had in his life until this winter and I had not had since childhood), croup, the list goes on and on.

We homeschool so they aren't catching these things in daycare or school. The only contact we have with other children is with one other homeschooling family (which we do pass everything back and forth with them). We try to eat a Nourishing Traditions diet (though we don't always suceed - we do end up eating out be it fast food or a sit down place - about once a week). I drink Kombucha (can't get the kids to drink it). We drink raw milk. We use fresh ground whole grain wheat in our breads, we try to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

What is going on?? And what can we do about it??
 

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The one thing in your post I was looking for from the first few lines was, what medicine have you (all) been on?

Also what have you done for the infections?

And how quickly do you intervene?

We've had the start of several things here in our house this winter also, but every time we feel something coming on, we knock it right back down.

Here is what we do.
 

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If at all possible we don't do medication - other than homeopathic. We also use essential olis, herbs, etc.

We have taken antibotics for the Strep (see my other post in this forum) because of the fear that has been pounded into my head of what can happen if Strep is left untreated. I am looking for a cure for it without the antibotics.

The kids have very occassionally had Mortin. We don't treat fevers unless they get extremely high (106.) but if the kids are downright miserable and in pain (which Strep is *very* painful) and are begging for something, I will give them Motrin for the pain (after having tried natural things first).

I took Phenegrin once for throwing up. It was either that or go to the ER. I was pretty severely dehydrated (passing out, etc.) and kepting vomiting and vomiting and having diarrhea. I finally took some (a compounded type that you put on your wrist and your body absorbs it) and stopped the vomiting.

I'm trying to think....I don't think we have had any other meds. I am pretty "anti-med" unless it is a "severe" case. We are definitely not the "pop a Tyanol at the first sign of anything" type, lol.

As far as intervention, we usually try to give the body a chance to heal on its own before any intervention is used - maybe this is where we are going wrong?
 

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Also, and this is a stumbling block for us, we cannot afford pricey supplements. I would love, love to be able to but it is just not possible. We are pretty much living on zero income. My DH's salary literally pays the bills and give him money enough for gas to get to and from work. Any extra that I bring in from selling on ebay goes towards my gas, soap, cat litter and pet food. I have pretty much cut our monthly expenses (other than bills) down to nothing. So there just isn't any extra to buy these things.
 

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As far as intervention, we usually try to give the body a chance to heal on its own before any intervention is used - maybe this is where we are going wrong?
I think you are doing pretty good. I misposted with the word "intervention". What I actually meant is healing aids such as I have posted in my link.

You are correct not to intervene. Let the body do its job. But you can support it with natural things.

Good for you for understanding that. And as you are learning more about natural healing, you will be able to avoid all allopathic medication which is also very expensive and generally leads to needing more medicine.

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.. we cannot afford pricey supplements.
IMO - it is best not to take many anyway. The only one I really believe in is CLO. Your probiotic you can get naturally by eating sauerkraut and yogurt which you can make yourself and this way it is very reasonable.

"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."
That is such a good saying and it shows how reasonable you can really obtain health.

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We are pretty much living on zero income. My DH's salary literally pays the bills and give him money enough for gas to get to and from work. Any extra that I bring in from selling on ebay goes towards my gas, soap, cat litter and pet food. I have pretty much cut our monthly expenses (other than bills) down to nothing. So there just isn't any extra to buy these things.
I understand! And we hear that more and more. People work for the bare essentials and taxes. Everything is taken away from us in the 'richest' country in the world. But that's another thread on another forum...

We are the type of people who live very frugal because I like to use as little as possible and cut all excesses. But there are some things that are a 'must'.

Can you grow some herbs yourself in summer to have in winter? And can you find out where there are berries growing so you can pick them and make the Sambucol? I do that every year. I do not buy it. Mostly it's made from cranberries but I've seen where they put other berries in also.

Eating out is one of the most expensive things you can do. And ordering in is the second. Cooking from scratch with simple pure ingredients is the healthiest and most economical.

Anyway.... I am sure you as every one else is doing the best they can.

And I am sure you'll all get over again whatever is bugging you right now.

 

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Can you grow some herbs yourself in summer to have in winter? And can you find out where there are berries growing so you can pick them and make the Sambucol? I do that every year. I do not buy it. Mostly it's made from cranberries but I've seen where they put other berries in also.
We do a huge garden every year (actually two) and we just put down a strawberry bed and are doing a grape vine this year. We also have apple trees, a peach tree and just got an apricot tree (we live on my mom's property so she purchased all of this - I help do the work though). I also grow my own herbs but have expanded my area for an herb garden this year. Do you have an specific herbs that I should plant for mudencianl purposes?

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Eating out is one of the most expensive things you can do. And ordering in is the second. Cooking from scratch with simple pure ingredients is the healthiest and most economical.
I completely agree. Even with me agreeing, I am a hypocrite though. I am off to post a thread on good/inexpensive/and easy things to take with us when we are out so that we can avoid eating out.
 
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