Well it will not be a surprise to anyone that I have pushed my health too far. As a result I am receiving signs that I have compromised my immunity which I am not happy about at all. I have to protect my health and help my system get stronger.
The first place I always turn to in order to help support my immunity is soup. In particular, my super immunity soup when I have the energy or I make my abbreviated version if I don’t. This time while making it I remembered some of my mom’s wisdom. She says to always put parsley stems when making a broth to boost healing power so I tied some together with butcher’s string and let them steep in my soup. The grocery store was out of kale so I used swiss chard instead. Shiitake mushrooms are another huge immunity booster so I added some as well. Delicious!
It is already freezing here, I mean FREEZING! So I will be drinking a ton of hot healing liquids. Ginger is a huge healer (which also goes in my soup BTW) and I find it funny that people spend a lot of money buying packaged ginger tea when they can make it themselves. Ginger root is super affordable.
All you have to do is cut and peel a coin of it, add hot water, let it steep for eight minutes and then add some honey and you are done. To add extra flavour I also throw in a bag of lemon tea with lots of lemon, another healing food. Add lots of honey and you are good to go!
Once again I made this fantastic dressing of my Dad’s wife’s that I use in a warm spinach salad. It is filled with garlic and sundried tomatoes and is so strong and tasty. Raw garlic is an astoundingly powerful healer and the sundried tomatoes are filled with vitamin C which helps you absorb the iron from the spinach salad. I also got 100% pure pomegranate juice to put in my smoothies which is filled with antioxidants.
I listen to my body. When it says, ease down (Aliens reference), I ease down. I am already having a hard time with the cold and winter has only just begun here. My body is already struggling, warning me to rest and recover. Time for yoga, lots of naps and healing nourishing foods.
Food is the best medicine of all. Please let me know about your super immunity boosting food. I need all the help I can get.