5 Ways to Support Your Family’s Immune Health This Spring, and Beyond

This post is sponsored by Lifestix™. All views are 100% my own.

We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

The thing is, the sick finally did get us. Even though we thought we were “safe.”

Unfortunately, viruses don’t follow the calendar and stop coming around on March 20th! In early April, my kids were hit HARD with a fever/cold virus. Des always gets viruses a bit worse than Scarlet. She had a one day lead on him, but she was back to school by the Friday before spring break. Luckily. Des needed an extra day in bed and on the couch, with popsicles, water, and lots of cuddling. I’ve felt protected for years now, since I take E.N.T. Probiotics, and this virus incident made me decide to support my kids’ immune systems and overall health with Lifestix E.N.T. Care. We love it for many reasons.

Now that it’s spring, we have new obstacles. Our beautiful garden is starting to bloom, and pollen is flying everywhere! Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, and sadly, we are no exception. Lifestix E.N.T. Care is a new immune probiotic that is specific to the oral cavity – helping to support ear, nose and threat health. This makes me think of ways we can support our family’s immune health right now, and into the year. Now that I have two kids in school, and also outside around allergens, it’s more important than ever. Here are 5 ways to support your family’s health this spring, and beyond.

1 – E.N.T. Care, of course. After all, it takes care of your oral microbiome for better immunity. E.N.T. Care populates your oral cavity with good bacteria, and helps your body fight bad bugs and triggers that get you down and out. It has a delicious strawberry flavor – and trust me, I tried it myself! I had to get my kids excited to take their probiotic every day.

We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

This is a probiotic different from any you’ve heard of, I bet! While many probiotics are gut probiotics, this is an oral microbiome, related to ear, nose and throat. It’s the first immune defense. Since your mouth is your body’s entry point for nutrition, and for both good and bad bacteria, E.N.T. Care helps balance the beneficial bacteria in the mouth. This also supports immune response by populating the ears, nose and throat with good bacteria.*

2 – Give a boost with those fruits and vegetables! This is totally the time of year. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are much more likely to eat the fruits and vegetables that come from our own garden and/or the local farmers market. Try to have everyone eat 4-5 servings a day, with the knowledge that serving sizes vary by age.

3 – Give your family a sleep boost. It’s the oldest trick in the book (along with drinking water), and yet many of us don’t heed the warnings. Sleep deprivation can make you more susceptible to illness, several studies say.

4 – Exercise as a family. Make it a regular habit. We got into the habit of bike riding together in the school parking lot, since it’s a local flat space to start out. Scarlet regularly runs 5K’s so she likes to drag inspire us to join!

5 – Prevent the spreading of germs. Immune systems go through a lot, and the more stress you can prevent, the better. Have your kids wash their hands with soap before and after meals, after being outside, after playing with pets and other animals, after blowing their noses, after using the bathroom, and after returning home from school – or other crowded places.

We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

How do you help support your family’s immune health?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product was not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

5 Benefits of the Nutrisystem Turbo13 Weight Loss Program

This is a sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, and as usual, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

Are you looking for a weight loss program that really works? The Nutrisystem Turbo13 Weight Loss Program has a LOT of benefits, featured here. #ad

I’m actually quite familiar with Nutrisystem, because my old roommate is one of their success stories.

And this post might make you hungry! The thing is, my daily experience with Nutrisystem was over 10 years ago. It’s 2018 right now and their Turbo13 is a new program for this year, and their best program ever! It’s a common misconception that since I’m naturally slim, that I don’t have to worry about what I eat. However, I really do, especially when considering my health and my family’s health history, after losing my father so young. Also, I have a tiny frame and that will always be the case, BUT, if I do gain weight, I just look lumpy! I know it doesn’t sound like a terrible problem to have, and it isn’t, but the point is – we all know our own goals, set points, health, etc. So I always do a ton of research when health is concerned.

How does it work? You can lose up to 13 lbs. and 7 inches overall in your first month with Turbo13.* The program offers a variety of different meal plans to choose from. And each meal plan has new features to help you lose weight fast, including new menu options anda new NuMi® app for faster and easier tracking. You also get delicious shakes to supercharge your weight loss.

You will receive a new and improved Turbo Takeoff kit that will jumpstart your weight loss. So much good stuff to start. You see, Turbo Takeoff is your first week on the program, and it’s specially designed to deliver fast weight loss results.

With Turbo Takeoff, you’ll start with a specially selected Nutrisystem® breakfast.

You’ll start with a Nutrisystem® breakfast.

Then you’ll have their specially selected lunch and dinner, plus a NutriCurb® bar and a TurboShake™ (for women) or Nutri-Pro™ shake (for men).

Here’s a little more info on the bars and shakes:
● NEW NutriCurb® bars curb cravings and contain probiotics to shrink your belly
● NEW Nutri-Pro™ shakes are specially formulated to provide the nutrients men need
● TurboShakes™ for women are packed with protein and fiber to help keep you fuller, longer

Once you have completed your first week with Turbo Takeoff, you’ll move on to follow your Nutrisystem meal plan until you reach your weight loss goal. That brings me to the top 5 benefits of the Nutrisystem Turbo13 Weight Loss Program:

1 – Safe, effective and HEALTHY weight loss, with no fads, no gimmicks. There is no counting, no measuring, and no weigh-ins. You follow an easy-to-follow plan.

2 – You can improve your health and boost your energy. (really important benefits)

3 – You can shrink your belly and burn fat/put your body in fat burning mode.

4 – The food is easy-to-prepare and has perfectly portioned meals that will keep you full and satisfied!

5 – You can customize your menu with the foods you love! It’s all your favorite foods – made healthier.

And if those benefits aren’t impressive enough, which they certainly are, it’s so rewarding to read the success stories:

1 – In “How I Learned to Love Myself & Lost 100 Pounds*”, you can read about Erin Banks’ success story!

2 – I also loved “How This Woman Lost 90 Pounds on Nutrisystem*” which is Denise C’s success story.

3 – And I also loved Teresa B’s success story here.

4 – Don’t you love when skeptics discover the awesomeness of something, like in this article?

5 – And last but not least, reviews! Like this one, and these three blog reviews: Emily Reviews 1, Emily Reviews 2, Parenting in Progress.

Here’s some more important info:

*Average weight loss in a study was 11.6 lbs and 8 inches.
If you order any of their 4-week meal plans, you will receive NEW NutriCurb® bars and NEW Nutri-Pro™ shakes (for men) or TurboShakes™ for womenFREE with your first order!

Tis the season to try new weight loss programs to see results. Maybe Turbo13 by Nutrisystem is the best weight loss meal plan for you. I loved reading about the benefits and also the wonderful reviews and success stories. Enjoy!

Have you ever tried a weight loss program? Have you ever tried Nutrisystem?

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