You know how it is…you see your child with a runny nose and if they are young enough, you pray they are teething. If not, hopefully it is allergies. When it turns out to be neither of the two, you feel that sink in your stomach as you know your child is sick.
Our son is old enough to take things to at least make him comfortable for sleeping, however, our daughter is just a year. Unfortunately, they have pulled all medicines off of the shelf for children her age (That’s right! Punish all of us for the inappropriate actions of a few parents who over medicate their children…more on that later!). Don’t misunderstand this either – we are really good parents. We try not to medicate unless it is necessary. IMO it is a little mean to be so against medications that you won’t give ANYTHING to your child who cannot talk to communicate their pain or discomfort. If we have a bad headache or had to break 2 teeth through our gum lines at one time, most of us would take something. Ok – a little digression…sorry!
However, we stumbled onto a product that has been a Godsend for our entire family’s health. This is the first winter where we have not passed colds from one to another (and then back again). What is this Godsend you might be wondering? It is called Congaplex and is produced by Standard Process Inc.
We take the capsules when we feel symptoms coming on and it literally stops colds dead in their tracks. It does take some discipline though because you have to take a few every 2 hours to shock your system. However, we gave it a good college try the first time and have never turned back. We spoke with our Chiropractor to determine the proper dosage so please do the same if you want to take it. The great thing about it is that our almost 4 year old and our 1 year old can take it. We open the capsule and give them their specified amount in applesauce or smoothies. It is hard to believe that we have one product that works for each of us.
Congaplex and all supplements offered by Standard Process Inc. are made of whole foods. No, I am not referring to the food store chain…I am referring to the fact that it is made of foods in their natural state versus one that has been chemically altered so that a product can sit on the shelf for a year. Finding products that contain whole foods means that your body is receiving vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients. All of these will help your body function at its best.
Believe me, I know that you may be skeptical. We were too. We bought one bottle and thought it was worth a shot. Now we buy them two at a time so we don’t run out. I can also give you a case in point about the wonderful results of this supplement. Our youngest woke up with a runny nose two days ago. We gave her one a day in her milk or food. We had plans with our friends the next day and assumed we would have to cancel but wanted to give “conga” (We even have a pet name for it…) a try. We ended up being able to go to our friend’s house because her symptoms never progressed and her nose only needed to be wiped two times. This morning she woke and is almost completely healthy.
I cannot speak enough raves about Congaplex. My husband, who is more of a skeptic than I, actually takes a few on his business trips to help fight infection. Truthfully, that says it all about how beneficial this is. Give it try. Their website provides a place for you to request information about health care professionals that carry it in your area. It is also sold online through a few places. If it works for you, make sure you come back here and share the good news with me!!
Go in good health!