With all the news about the horrid flu, stomach bugs, etc. going around right now, I wanted to share a daily step I take to keep my immune system strong and remain healthy.
Every year of my adult life I have gotten all kinds of crud in the winter. My healing journey began three years ago, and each winter I have been more well, and this year has been fantastic! While I have done much to improve my inner terrain through diet, (cutting out gluten, dairy, sweeteners and caffeine) I feel another way that I have been able to boost my immunity is drinking a very simple tea each morning.
I posted the recipe for my Zap-A-Cold tea last year. I had been making it at the first sign of feeling under the weather, and it would literally stop the cold in its tracks and make me feel better. This year, I have been making it every morning and it is the first thing I drink.
The ingredients are quite simple- fresh garlic, fresh ginger, and fresh lemon juice. Honey is optional. Ginger and garlic are natural antibiotics, and lemon is high in vitamin C and cleanses the liver so that it can properly detox the body.
Directions to make Immune Boosting Tea:
Boil 2-3 cups of water. Toss in 3 cloves of lightly chopped garlic, still in large pieces. Add about a half inch of ginger, also lightly chopped. When water begins to boil, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes.