Naturopath and Nutritionist
Do you frequently catch bugs that are going around? Perhaps the colder months cause you to take a lot more sick days than you’d like. Coughs, colds, sinus infections, you name it. If you feel your immune system is in need of some support, here’s something for you. Warning: this is not for the faint hearted, it sure does pack a punch!
You will need:
• 1 large glass jar
• Manuka honey with a grade of UMF 10 or above.
• 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
• 1 thumb of ginger, peeled and grated finely
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 100ml fresh lemon juice
All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients together in a large jar, and store in your refrigerator. So easy! Take 1 teaspoon daily even when you are not sick, as a preventative. You can also add a generous serving of this mixture in a cup of hot water to drink as a tea.
Manuka Honey is soothing to a sore throat, and it is antibacterial against many pathogens.
Garlic is antibacterial, anti fungal, and warming.
Ginger is anti inflammatory, anti microbial, antioxidant and warming (circulatory stimulant)
Cayenne Pepper is an antioxidant, and a mucolytic, helping to break down and expel mucus and congestion.
Kimberly Kushner BHSc (Nutritional Medicine), BHSc (Naturopathy) is a clinical nutritionist and naturopath who aims to provide you with the finest holistic health care. Her approach in assisting you to optimal health is practical, compassionate, empathic, and scientific. Kimberly treats acute and chronic health conditions and her main areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: reproductive health (women’s and men’s), digestive complaints, food allergies, healthy weight management, detoxification, and more.
Photo Credits: Flickr
Cayenne Pepper: dutchbaby
Garlic: Nick Stanbridge