Sick Day Survival Guide

Hi Beauties!

Keeping my immunity strong and fighting off any unwanted colds is always a priority this time of year, but it’s even more important this year as we have two little babies we want to protect from the winter germs!

I have a few tricks up my sleeve I keep on hand during this time of year to help fight those unwanted sniffles and boost our immune systems, and I thought they would be great to share with you too!

Here are my go-to remedies:

Healing Morning Elixir:

  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • splash of organic apple juice
  • Mix it up and drink. Raw apple cider vinegar is really good for the immune system!

Raw Garlic + Olives:

  • Peel and slice 1-2 raw cloves of garlic.
  • Allow to sit for 15 minutes (this triggers an enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds for maximum benefit).
  • Stuff raw garlic into an olive and eat to boost your immune system and support healing.

Warm Salt Water Gargle:

  • At first signs of a cold, fill a mug half-full with warm water and a scoop of sea salt (I like Redmond’s Real Salt).
  • Mix well, gargle, and spit. Repeat until mug is empty.
  • This helps to soothe a sore throat, as well as prevent infection.

Gentle Pilates

A soothing routine can help increase oxygen in your blood and reduce congestion.

A few other things that I turn to when feeling under the weather:

  • Bone Broth ( I like Bonafide Provisions, but it’s easy to make your own too!)
  • SLEEP! So important for your body to get back to normal.
  • Hydration – I always keep a bottle of water next to me, but it’s even more important when you’re not feeling 100%.

I hope you find these remedies helpful and you have a healthy winter season! Of course, these are not to be used in place of medical advice. Be sure to consult with your doctor for the best path of healing for you.


  1. Ana 2 years ago

    Such good remedies! Want to try your healing morning elixir 🙂

  2. Becky San Juan 2 years ago

    I love these! I used the jumbo olives from Aldi and put the garlic in there. It helps me to eat something starchy after because the garlic is a little strong.

  3. samantha opalenik 1 month ago

    okay so I’ve been drinking the morning elixir for about a month now Monday through Friday and I really feel like it’s helping with both my immunity (I’m a preschool teacher so there are lots of germs and sniffles going around let alone COVID) and my acid reflux. would the elixir be just as beneficial if I switched it up sometimes with a different juice say maybe a cranberry or raspberry etc. . . .

    • Hi Samantha! That’s great to hear that the “morning elixir” has been beneficial for you! 👏 It’s difficult to say exactly how switching it up sometimes may affect you, but we encourage you to give it a try and simply notice how you feel, and then adjusting accordingly.

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