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When Sickness Strikes: 4 Health Remedies For The Busy Mom

If you are a mom, you know one thing for certain: you don’t have time to get sick. Moms play so many roles that it can feel like the whole family will fall apart when mom is under the weather. If your body goes into a state of panic when you feel the beginnings of a sickness, take a look at these four health remedies for the busy mom.

Preventative Measures

Make sure that you are taking preventative measures to build up your immune system. This is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent sickness. This means eating healthy, drinking plenty of water daily, getting enough rest, taking a multivitamin and making time for exercise. This can sound like a tall order for a busy mom, but making a habit out of living a healthier life and building a stronger immune system will pay off in the end.

Quick Fixes

When you start to feel the first signs of sickness (sore throat or achy body), reach for the vitamin C. Keeping vitamin C handy around your house can give your body what it needs to fight off a sickness before it is full blown. You can also look into vitamin drink mixes or any kind of supplement that has high levels of vitamin C with other vitamins. If you use these supplements immediately when you start to feel sick, it can lessen how sick you get, or fight off the sickness all together.


If you do end up getting sick, rest is the easiest and quickest remedy. That may sound impossible when you are a busy mom but getting rest while you are sick can help you get better faster so you can keep up with your busy life! Call a family member or neighbor to help watch your kids or drop them off at daycare and take a sick day.

See a Doctor

If you have a serious illness or just can’t seem to get feeling better on your own, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Ensure that whoever you consult with has an extensive medical background like a Master’s degree in health administration. Visit institutions that are covered by your insurance so you are not faced with a hefty bill afterwards.

Being a mom and getting sick is almost too much to handle. It is overwhelming and frustrating. Take comfort that you can start taking preventative measures today. If you still end up getting sick, make sure to take supplements to help yourself get better quicker as well as getting plenty of rest. If it comes down to it, make an appointment with a healthcare professional. This should have you up on your feet in no time!

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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