The first rule of Healthy Club is to never mention you are in the Healthy Club.
Do not talk about Healthy Club.
Yeah, I am going to risk my family’s health and break this rule.
It seems like every time I log on to Facebook or Twitter, someone is sick. Actually, more like everyone in the social media world is coming down with a form of the plague.
I would be lying if I didn’t feel completely exposed to it just by reading about it. I may even use hand sanitizer after reading those updates. I”m just saying.
Anyway, you would think with all this plague around, and being a teacher, and having small kids in daycare, I would have had us first in line for the flu shot. But no. We don’t “do” the flu shot. It’s not for any controversially charged reasons other than a case of severe LAZY.
We do all the other things…we take our vitamins, we wash our hands to the point of dry and cracked, and we cover when we cough and sneeze.
So far, so good. We are generally a pretty healthy family. (See? I just broke the rule. Temping fate, much? Wait, I don’t believe in fate. Phew.)
But I’ll be honest. If we do ever get sick? I blame myself. I’m the one who takes the germs in the house. (As I type this kids are coughing and hacking while doing their listening activity in Spanish class…yay germs flying through the air!)
Just under a month ago a package arrived on my doorstep. In it was a 30-day supply of EpiCor–an immune boosting supplement.
What is EpiCor? It’s an ingredient made up of protein, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and other metabolites. Studies have shown that when taken daily, EpiCor can help balance out the immune system.
I’ve read before that stress really brings down the immune system. And if you know me at all, you know that I have stress. And when I have stress, I get anxiety. And then I get sick. EpiCor is meant to balance out the immune system to combat the ill-effects stress can have.
I was all about trying it. I already take a vitamin (still on prenatals since they are the “best” for women), eat pretty healthy foods (we cut out as much processed, not “real” foods as possible), and drink loads of water, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt during this nasty
plague flu season if I helped my immune system a bit more.
So I have been taking it with my vitamin for almost 30 days.
And…here is the part where I am REALLY breaking the first rule of Healthy Club…I have not been sick at all this year. Not even the sniffles.
Cort has had a bit of sniffles as have Eddie and Charlie, but generally? We have been a picture of complete health.
Now, I can’t credit EpiCor with the family’s health, but when I am healthy, the family tends to stay well too. And I am definitely crediting EpiCor with that.
I can’t remember the last time I have stayed cold/flu free from the start of school through January. I realize I have two more months of “flu season” left to go, but I have another month of EpiCor to use and hopefully that will help me ride out this nasty epidemic of the Nasty that everyone seems to be getting.
I’m seriously thinking of hitting up our local GNC to get more to take year-round.
Disclaimer:I was provided two months worth of EpiCor to try and write about. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.