Fire Cider is an immune boosting elixir that you can make at home that provides natural immune boosting properties and is also a great digestion aid. I will make a video soon, but I wanted to get this recipe out to you now, especially as we are in the midst of Covid 19 fears. This is just one more thing you can do to continue boosting your immune system and try to avoid getting sick!
Horseradish about 1 ½ cups chopped
Fresh organic ginger root, about 1/2 cup
Organic garlic 10-15 cloves
Serrano Chile Peppers 2-3
Red onion 1
Dried Rosemary 1 tsp
Organic black pepper 1 tsp
Powdered turmeric 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper ½ tsp
To fill a ½ gallon glass mason jar
Then add organic raw apple cider to cover
Let sit in a dark area for at least 30 days shaking often.
Make sure to use a plastic cap on the mason jar
After 30 strain into a clean mason jar with an unbleached cheesecloth and make sure to squeeze out all the liquid into the jar.
Add raw honey to taste if desired.
Enjoy a tablespoon or two a day, and more it you feel something coming on.
*This post is not intended to be medical advice. Check with your health care professional before using.
Water also aides in proper elimination of toxins and wastes from the body
Protects tissues and joints
So how much water should we be drinking? Conventional theory says a person should drink 8 8oz glasses per day. However, it really does vary depending on your body weight, lifestyle, health status and of course the weather where you live. Check with your medical professional about how much water you should be drinking every day.
What are some refreshing alternatives to sugary soft drinks and other unhealthy beverages?
Why not try making a quick sparkling lemonade with sparkling water, lemon juice and stevia natural sweetener?
One of my favorite daily refreshing and hydrating drinks is this great combo of
Sparkling water, fresh citrus juice, a dash of himalayan salt, and a few drops oftrace minerals.
Another one of our favorites at home is organic hibiscus tea. The kids really love over ice in the hotter months!
How about making a Jamaican ginger/pineapple/turmeric drink and have some on hand throughout the week?
Homemade kombucha is another super healthy and refreshing daily beverage.
What are some of your favorite recipes for healthy homemade beverages that hydrate?
In an unprecedented time of self-quarantine, “social distancing”, mandatory mask wearing and talk of injections in order to stop the spread of a virus, we must consider what is the best way to avoid becoming sick and protecting others from becoming sick.
I think that the best way to avoid getting sick is to have a healthy body and a healthy, optimally functioning immune system. With this post, I am beginning a series which will outline easy tips to help you build your immune system, which is critical in these trying times. A healthy immune system can provide an inhospitable environment to pathogens attempting to enter the body, hopefully rendering dangerous viruses and bacteria “dead on arrival”!
My tip for building a healthy immune system is a simple one:
FIRST Avoid all refined sugars Sugar breaks down the immune system in a matter of hours, damages liver and kidneys, causes mood swings, raises blood sugar levels, accelerates aging and loss of collagen, feeds cancer and hormone issues and can be overall detrimental to the body. We need to avoid this as much as possible.
SECOND, avoid eating processed foods. Processed foods contain unnatural ingredients, preservatives, chemicals and toxins. The body is unable to break down these fake ingredients properly which can cause strain on the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system etc. This makes it more difficult for the immune system to properly function.
So regarding particular items, I’m talking mainly about:
White sugars, products made with high fructose corn syrup, refined white flours, most pre-packaged foods, and of course just about all commercial fast foods and most of all Soda, Diet Sodas and Sugary/Artificially Sweetened Beverages
So does that mean we should never eat sweets again or have a few chips and a tasty burger every once in a while? No not necessarily. I think it’s ok to have a treat every once in a while,
BUT SERIOUSLY, ONLY EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE,
especially in a time when we are really trying to avoid getting sick. This is such simple idea, yet for many of us, can be a difficult one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging either, because I’m one of those who really likes sweets!
So let’s figure out some easy ways to replace those bad bad sugars and processed foods with some healthier alternatives: You can start transitioning towards healthier treats made with healthy sweeteners, more fresh foods and some homemade fun foods! For sweeteners, try raw honey, real stevia (not the tru stuff), coconut sugar, whole rapadura sugar.
Veggies with hummus,
Healthy nuts and seeds
And more veggies lol!
Lots of healthy refreshing beverages and teas
And for the every once in a while sweet treat, how about:
Some dark chocolate,
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies,
Almond flour peanut butter cookies made with coconut sugar
Sourdough discard brownies,
Organic kale chips
What have you been doing these days to replace sugar and processed foods?