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Our Family Helpers From Orange Naturals

Every mom can use a little help now and then, and with back to school in full swing over here, I am not ashamed to admit I take ’em where I can get ’em. A pre-washed pre-cut veggie or fruit tray from the grocery store can be a life lunch-saver on busy school days! A meal-prep service is my go-to now for my lunch at home. A good multi-vitamin daily with the kids will help avoid the waiting room at the doctor’s office when the cold and flu makes its rounds (one can only hope!)

Orange Naturals makes professional quality, naturopathic health products that are convenient to use and easy to understand. Designed by licensed, Canadian naturopathic doctors, Orange Naturals combines the core components of natural medicine into a line of professional-grade, yet family-friendly, naturopathic products.

I take a combined approach to our family’s health. We immunize, including the yearly flu-shot every fall, but we also watch our antibiotic use, and find alternative ways to treat common ailments so we can avoid unneccessary drugs and long wait-time at the doctor’s office. I like this approach and it has served us well. I suppose you could say we balance our multi-vitamins and apple-a-day approach with our asthma inhalers and penicillin as needed. So, when asked if I’d be interested in checking out some products from this company, I was definitely interested.

We now have one must-have product in our family, along with some other favorites that we’ve discovered. First, let me share the must-have, and what a difference it has made for us.

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My middle-child is the worrier. She has recently become interested in storms and tornadoes and loves reading about them and watching YouTube videos about them. I embrace her fascination with weather and science but of course this comes with a ton of questions about safety and liklihood of tornadoes in our area (fun fact, Saskatchewan is actually part of tornado alley that extends all the way up from Oklahoma!) I picked Orange Naturals Worry + Fear homeopathic formulation specifically for her.

From the website: “Help settle your child’s nervous system and calm down their anxious mind with Orange Naturals Worry + Fear for kids homeopathic formulation – but don’t forget to also give them a dose of hugs and kisses and your kind words of wisdom.”

Once I explained that this product was to help calm her worries before bed, it changed everything! It’s not an every night thing, but every few nights after she’s already gone to bed, she’ll come downstairs and ask for it (once it’s opened it needs to go in the fridge, and then it’s just a few drops under the tongue to dose). Off she goes to bed (sometimes her little sister asks for it as well because she does everything her big sister does), and I’m a happy parent knowing that she is assured her worry and fears will be taken care of.

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Before school in the mornings, sometimes the kids ask for ND Shake Kids, in vanilla or chocolate, to start their day. From the website, “It combines just the right amount of plant protein, greens and superfruits for kids, with a delicious taste that will make them happy to drink their veggies! With a daily dose of ND Shake, kids get a built-in multivitamin that is professionally formulated for them. It contains superior nutrient forms that are highly absorbable to support their developing bodies and helps support the development of bones and teeth.”

My kids report it tastes like a milkshake, which is good! I want them to drink their vitamins and love them. If you have a little one that doesn’t like to eat a lot first thing in the morning, this is a great way to get some nourishment in them before they start their day (my friend’s son doesn’t eat breakfast before school, but rather at first recess, so this is a good way to get him something to eat first-thing before he goes out the door). She may also be interested in Appetite For Kids homeopathic formulation!

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Of course, there are also products for adults too (and a bunch of them – we have everything from Jet Lag homeopathic formulation to MagPop! a magnesium drink for after our workouts. The list of products at Orange Naturals is extensive – I bet you’ll find something for everything that’s “bothering you” or that you want a little boost in.

Look for Orange Naturals products at your local natural healthcare provider (chances are your Naturopath is already a fan!) or your neighborhood health foods store. Here in Regina, you can find Orange Naturals products at Old Fashion Foods and Sangster’s. You can also find Orange Naturals at national retailers like Shopper’s Drug Mart and Bulk Barn among others!

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