Boost Your Immune System Before Family Gatherings...
I found the recipe on line where someone had traveled to Tibet and was served this when ill. I tried it--amazing! 1:1:1 ratio of honey, lemon juice and powdered ginger in a mug. (I tsp. of each) Fill with hot water and drink. I don't love ginger, but here it is fantastic. It has sort of a peppery sensation, that, if you have a sore throat, feels really good. I had had a really bad infection of some sort; you know, with green mucus, and by the next morning, that had cleared up. I mixed this up for a few days and had it a couple of times a day. It's warming and delicious. Highly recommended.
The best thing I find is good old fashion fasting!
Yep go to bed with a good book and a hot water bottle and get lots of sleep, and let your body clean out the junk it has accumulated over the past 12 months of pushing yourself too hard to do what you "need to do".
Listen to your body, it knows what it wants you to do.
When not hungry don't eat.
When sleepy then sleep.
We don't need to suppress the body with pills or potions.
While herbs and good food are great for feeding the body, when it is not hungry, and has a fever, it doesn't need food, it needs rest and care and love and mercy and kindness.
Love yourself, don't ignore your body telling you what it wants you to do.
I have roses growing in my hard so in the fall or spring I collect the hips and crush them to use as tea all year round. These are loaded with vitamin c!
Oops, I got it wrong. It was Morocco! I looked it up and found the article which I had pinned on Pinterest. Here is the link if anyone wants to read it:
I used to get a sinus infection over and over again, all winter, until I started all these things and healing my immune system by healing my gut. I also use colloidal silver in saline as a sort of sinus flush after being exposed to the grody-er members of the family.
Good to know. Thanks for posting.
Everybody still wants the elderberry syrup, for good reasons. We add more flavor and anti-inflammatory goodies to our recipe, (which we posted this week for people to employ). The commercial products are getting priced out of sight. The ingredients of chai are useful for congestion and for cough. If you use the chai spices in honey and/or in a tea, it helps to reduce the misery of cold symptoms. A lot of people have this stuff in the kitchen already.
I separate the sniffles into the hot sniffles and the cold sniffles. For hot sniffles, no chicken soup, as chicken is warming. Hot sniffels (ie yellow or green snot) need neutral or cooling cures....veggie broth without onions is more cooling, (even warm)...now, a cold cold, with clear snot, thats for the chicken soup. In general, you can look up the nature of foods in chinese medicine, which are classifed as warming, neutal or cooling foods. best
Wear a mask in social settings. - indoors with other people. It filters out respiratory viruses