Natural Cold Remedies: The Secret Way Europeans Have Been Treating Colds for 40 Years! AD

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Natural cold remedies are my love language. I recently learned a few things about common ways of getting rid of a cough or cold that bothered me. Now my family almost exclusively uses natural cold remedies instead of OTC products.

What have I learned that made me make the switch? Two things:

  1.  The active ingredient found in almost every over-the-counter decongestant is basically useless.
  2. Honey has been shown to be just as effective as common cough syrups in treating coughs (be sure to check out my recipe for honey and cinnamon for colds).

While I have little faith in traditional cough and cold medication, I still get sick.

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I Was Diagnosed by a Yale-Educated Doctor Online. Here’s What Happened

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I don’t know anyone who thinks it’s easy to go see the doctor.

First, there’s the most basic challenge: scheduling. Even before I was married with a husband and kids it was hard to find time for an office visit. Now that I have a family, I usually start with denial and avoid all thoughts of finding time for an appointment.

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How to Make Pedialyte: Natural and Homemade Recipes


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How to make Pedialyte. I had no idea so many of you were wondering how to make Pedialyte at home! Now I’ve met so many new readers just because my post for Homemade Pedialyte is so popular.

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 Since I wrote that post, I’ve received tons of emails from people sharing their own instructions for how to make Pedialyte plus more homemade Pedialyte recipes.

Most of what I received were pretty similar to those that I listed, but there were a few new Pedialyte recipes that I wanted to share. Scroll down to see them 🙂

Before getting to the recipes, I wanted to discuss one point that has come up a few times.

There were a few comments in the other post about real Pedialyte and vitamins. Those same comments stated that my homemade Pedialyte recipes don’t have vitamins. According to the corporate website, Pedialyte does not contain vitamins.

Keep in mind that the purpose of Pedialyte and other electrolyte-replacement beverages is to prevent dehydration, rehydrate, and/or replenish vital minerals and nutrients lost during diarrhea and vomiting. It is not to provide vitamins.

Of course, if you have any medical concerns about your little one or yourself, please don’t hesitate to seek the advice of a doctor!

How to Make Pedialyte Recipes

Back to learning how to make Pedialyte! When you make homemade Pedialyte you should store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator.

I prefer an airtight glass pitcher: this one for large batches, and this cute little glass pitcher for the Pedialyte recipes that only require 2 cups of water.

Another nice perk of making it in a pitcher: it’s easy to pour into ice pop molds if you want to make DIY Pedialyte freezer pops. Any of the Pedialyte recipes below can be used to make popsicles, too!

Need ice pop molds? I’m happy with my Tupperware popsicle molds, and I know a lot of people who love their colorful silicone ice pop molds.

Here are more homemade Pedialyte recipes:

How to Make Pedialyte

Pedialyte recipe #1:

  • 2 cups water
  • Juice from 1-2 fresh lemons or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (or honey if your child is at least 1 year old)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pour the hot water, salt and sugar into a pitcher and stir until dissolved. Stir in the cold water and lemon juice. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #2

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup juice, any kind
  • 1 liter water (1 liter = just over 1 quart)

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #3:

  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon clear light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of baking soda
  • pinch of salt.

Combine all ingredients and stir until it’s thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

See the original list of homemade Pedialyte recipes!

Did you already know how to make Pedialyte? Share your recipe in the comments!

Poise Impressa: What You Need to Know

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You know you’re a mom when you can’t laugh or sneeze without crossing your legs. 

A friend of mine recently shared this on Facebook and I totally agree with that statement. In fact, thirty-five million women experience stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. 

If you’d rather learn about SUI via video, you can check out this quick video I made about Stress Urinary Incontinence and Poise Impressa Bladder Supports: 

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? It’s a common type of bladder leakage that can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting objects or exercise. 

I think the interesting thing about women and SUI is that we generally believe there’s nothing that can be done about it. Throw in the fact that it’s a private subject some people may not want to talk about with their doctors and it can feel like we’re stuck with this condition. 

But the truth is that we’re not! While you can talk to your doctor about medical procedures to help with SUI, there’s also a revolutionary new over-the-counter product designed to stop bladder leaks before they happen from the inside. 

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports can help prevent leaks for up to 8 hours every day. Considering 81% of women surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of Poise “want the freedom to live their life without worry about their next leaks”, that’s a big win for our peace of mind! 

How do Poise Impressa Bladder Supports work?

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are inserted like a tampon, but they don’t absorb leaks like a tampon would. Instead, it gently lifts and supports the urethra to help stop leaks before they happen. 

In order to try Poise Impressa Bladder Supports and have them work effectively you need to get them in the correct size. Because of this, you can get the Poise Impressa Sizing Kit to find the size that helps stop your leaks with the most comforable fit. 

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