I just spent two weeks straight seeing sick people at the Urgent Care and I have to say that it is officially cold and flu season here in Minnesota. There are so many good ways to boost your immune system; get your daily dose of vitamin d, get good restful sleep, eat a lot of nutrient dense green leafies and plenty of citrus fruit to get your vitamin C levels up. Also, during this flu season I like to add fresh garlic to things. Garlic is a wonderful anti-bacterial and antiseptic plus it tastes fabulous.
For a sore throat and overall immune boosting activity try the following brew…it works!
Cut up 2 organic lemons, drop them in a small mason jar. Finely grind 1/2 – 1 fresh ginger root. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin spice. Add 1/8 tsp cayenne or if this is too much heat for you can do 1/4 tsp black pepper
Pour in some of your favorite raw local honey or organic manuka healing honey and sweeten to your likeness.
Stir well. Store in the fridge.
Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day (or more if desired). Can be added to a cup of cold or warm water or tea.
If you want to be even more aggressive one or even two fresh cloves of Garlic can be your best friend. You can eat raw if you dare, chop up and place in a tsp of honey or add extra to your humus or guac, and I mean extra. Garlic is a natural anti-bacterial agent and works great to keep you cold and flu free.
I also make sure that I keep elderberry syrup in my house at all times. I usually take the above with one tsp of Sambucol. It is a fabulous anti-viral aid and it tastes wonderful too.
To your health and to a flu free 2013!