I have shared on numerous occasions how I reach for all-natural alternatives when it comes to relieving colds, coughs, tummy trouble, etc. with my family. Since my cancer treatment, I started to pay more attention to what I put in my body, both food and medicine wise. I had noticed way before I was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer how quickly doctors were to prescribe a medicine for symptoms I presented to him. I always wondered why they never took the time to try to work with me and figure out how the symptoms or illnesses I had came about. You would think if they knew why it happened, then I would be able to make adjustments to diet, lifestyle, etc. and treat with medication. But, this is not the case. And, now that I have gone through cancer treatment, when I get sick, I am not restricted to certain medicines to treat or bring relief, as others can cause a new cancer to form or make my old cancer come back. I don't know about you, but after having radiation and chemotherapy and feeling lousy, I don't ever want to have to go through this again -- nor, have my family. So, this is why I now turn to all-natural alternatives to treat symptoms, instead of rushing to the doctors and having a strong and potentially dangerous medicine prescribed.
One all-natural alternative brand that I have grown to love, and make sure to have on hand in our medicine cabinet is Zarbee's. Have you heard of them? Zarbee's Natural products, which are drug-free, dye-free and gluten-free, was developed by Dr. Zak, in response to his desire in finding a safer all-natural alternative to treat his young sons' coughs. Not happy with the medicine on the market and lack of all-natural remedies, he created Zarbee's Naturals products, which depending on the product can be taken by babies ages 2+ months through adults.
"In 2007, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ruled that children’s cough syrups were unsafe for kids under the age of four, I experienced first-hand the frustration that many of my patients also expressed. As a father of four boys, my wife and I would do anything to make our children feel better in their time of need, but (in the past) struggled with the available options. This frustration over not being able to offer relief to my boys and my young patients (and their parents) turned into passion to find an answer. I discovered a compelling clinical trial showing dark honey was effective at calming coughs and sore throats in children and young adults. With the help of my test subjects (aka our four sons), I was able to create a great tasting, all-natural, vitamin-enhanced, safe and very effective product, Zarbee’s All Natural Cough Syrup, specifically designed to keep mothers from going insane!"
Have your children been hit by the flu or a bad cold this winter? Ever since we welcomed our girls, I finally witnessed firsthand what so many of friends talked about every cold/flu season -- kids get sick a lot! My girls always seem to have the sniffles, a cough, tummy trouble, or a cold...which often lingers, or is passed through the house for a few weeks. Knock on wood, this past winter we haven't had to deal with many colds or illnesses. But, I also know we are not out of the woods. So, I am making a point to try to keep the girls away from large indoor play centers and other areas where they could pick up germs and get sick. I have found in years past that whenever we took the girls out in public where other kids were sick, that we would return home and have everyone sick for a few weeks or even a month. Not fun at all, especially when you have little ones who can't tell you how they are feeling, what hurts, etc.
While we have not been sick this winter, I am making a point to have Zarbee's Naturals products stocked and ready, if the time comes to treat a cough, cold, sniffles, etc. Here are just a sampling of the Zarbee's Naturals cough relief products I have on hand for both the girls and my husband and I:
"Zarbee’s daytime formulas are a healthy and natural cough remedy that calms coughs and soothes irritated throats*. Our drug-free formula means your family can make it through your day without the unwanted side effects and grogginess of alcohol, dyes or gluten."
"Zarbee’s nighttime formulas offer fast, soothing relief from coughs and irritated throats*. With Zarbee’s clinically proven, all-natural ingredients you’re sure to get a restful night’s sleep*. Made with melatonin, Zarbee's nighttime formula will safely and gently help your little ones get the rest they need so they can bounce back fast!"
"Zarbee’s Natural Children's Cough Syrup + Mucus Relief is made with our soothing honey blend and natural ivy leaf extract. Ivy leaf extract naturally things and loosens mucus wet cough. The unique blend will provide comfort when your little one needs it the most* .Our drug-free formula means your family can make it through your day without the unwanted side effects and grogginess of alcohol, dyes or gluten."
"Zarbee’s daytime formulas are a healthy and natural cough remedy that calms coughs* and soothes irritated throats*. Our drug-free formula means your family can make it through your day without the unwanted side effects and grogginess of alcohol, dyes or glutens."
"Zarbee’s nighttime formulas offer fast, soothing relief from coughs and irritated throats*. With Zarbee’s clinically proven all-natural ingredients you’re sure to get a restful night’s sleep*.
Our nighttime cough syrup and drink mix provide a peaceful night’s sleep and are recommended for coughs, irritated throats, dry cough, hoarseness and immune system support*.
While some melatonin can come from animals, Zarbee's has selected an exceptionally pure, synthetic source not derived from animals. It is virtually identical to what your body naturally releases as part of its sleep cycle to help promote restful sleep."
Last year, we were able to find relief from congestion and coughs with the Zarbee's Naturals Zarbee's Naturals Children's Mucus Relief + Cough Syrup. I am not one who likes to take cough syrups as they don't taste that good -- even if they are flavored. And, my girls are the same way, which makes it hard to get them to take medicine in order to feel better. But, when it comes to Zarbee's Naturals, the girls love the taste -- making it easy to administer and have the girls keep it down.
In addition to giving Zarbee's Naturals at the first sign of a cough or cold, I also follow some the Zarbee's Naturals Tips to help make my girls feel better when they are sick. Check out these great tips from Dr. Zak to help you determine if your child should go to school or have a sick day, the ABC's of a cough and how to prevent the spread of germs:
Want to learn more about Zarbee's Naturals? Click here to learn more about this trusted brand that so many parents like myself turn to when our children (and we) are sick -- www.zarbees.com.
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