Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nature's Flu Shot!

You may have seen this or a version of this formulation going around the internet.  It combines some of natures most powerful anti-microbial ingredients into one drink that you can prepare and drink when you are feeling under the weather.  Take a few ounces every 1-2 hours, 2-8x/day to help boost your immune system and help fight off the infection.  




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Immune Boosting Soup




This easy to prepare and tasty soup combines many immune supporting ingredients to have you feeling better sooner!  

Ginger, garlic, onions all have antimicrobial properties.  
Shiitake mushrooms also have immune supporting properties.  








INGREDIENTS:
·               2 boxes  Broth: chicken, vegetable, miso or beef 
·                2            Large Onions
·                1 cup    Shiitake Mushrooms- chopped
·                6 cloves Garlic, chopped or grated
·                3 tbsp    Ginger – grated, fresh
·                1           Carrot – grated or chopped
·                1-2        Lemons – squeezed
·                2 handfuls Kale, Swiss chard or Spinach coarsely chopped
·                ½ cup   Parsley or Cilantro – minced
·                Serves: 4
·                Total time: about 1 hour including prep

INSTRUCTIONS :
            Sautee diced onions and mushrooms in a pot with a tablespoon of coconut oil or avocado oil until softened and lightly golden in colour (about 2-3 minutes).  Add broth and bring to a boil.  Add grated garlic, ginger, carrot and greens (kale/spinach/swiss chard) to pot and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes on medium heat (do not over cook the greens).
  Add the parsley or cilantro and lemon juice at the end.
            You may add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper or chili, season to taste.

Enjoy often, especially if you are feeling ill.  You can drink a few cups of the soup throughout the day to help boost you immune function.