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Recipes for Health!

November 15, 2014

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~ Food is Medicine

You really Are what you Eat! What you choose to eat can have a big effect on your health. Certain foods can limit or boost your ability to fight off colds & flu.  Garlic is a big one! Here’s a recipe to help you use Garlic to your highest benefit:

Garlic Soup Recipe

Serves 4

26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass fed)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

1/2 cup fresh ginger

2 1/4 cups sliced onions

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

26 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth

4 lemon wedges

 Preheat oven to 350F. Place 26 garlic cloves in small glass baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and toss to coat. Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl.

 

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, thyme, ginger and cayenne powder and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and 26 raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add coconut milk and bring to simmer. Season with sea salt and pepper for flavor.

 ~Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve.

 *Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover & refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

~ You don’t Have to get the Flu shot!!

I know there is contoversy about this, and I am not telling you one way is better for you, I am merely giving ideas and options. We all must make educated decisions based on our personal needs and advice from our trusted Medical Proffessionals.

That being said… Influenza vaccines add an element of toxicity which brings down the immune system. The strains become more and more effective each year as they learn to combat the vaccines. So, strategies which incorporate natural health and immune boosting mechanisms will assist the body in aligning to give the body a fighting chance to prevent the flu. Try this all natural solution for your best health!

ALL NATURAL FLU SHOT

8 fresh lemons                          2 tbsp ground Ginger

2 oranges                                 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 cups Pineapple juice               2 Tbsp raw honey

1/2tsp ground turmeric              1/2 tsp ground cayenne

1 bulb garlic

Blend all ingredients and store in a glass jar. Take 1 cup 3x daily till symptoms relieve.

~ A Couple Herbs for Help in Healing

There are so many options available, it’s VERY important to understand what you need and how each may effect your composition. You must take into consideration any pharaceuticals or other supplements you are taking. You should ask your Doctor, but keep in mind, some Doctors aren’t aware or educated on more natural or holistic approaches. Naturopathic Doctors are around and can give more insight.

Turmeric

Turmeric is used in many ways and in many cultures. It’s well known for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities.  It is being successfully used to treat animals such as dogs and horses for many different issues. There’s tons of info and even user groups out there to learn more and share experiences with it. You can read more here about it! And look around for yourself!

Oil of Oregano

This just may be why people who eat a Mediterranean Style diet live longer & healthier lives!  Nature’s Antibiotic, has been shown to kill bacteria and fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and be a powerful antihistimine! Though there is a difference between oregano you find in the grocery and what you would use for cooking- In order to obtain the health benefits of oil of oregano, the oregano must be of one of these two varieties: thymus capitatus is the variety that grows in Spain. Most of the oregano that grows throughout the rest of the Mediterranean is the origanum vulgare variety. Just check the label!

Again you can and should do some research on your own to learn more,  and check with your healthcare professional.

Open your mind to other ways of healing yourself when you can. Your diet can do wonders when you really pay attention to it!!

Here’s a good website to get you started, though there are plenty of others! Cross reference and use your intuition!

Here’s To Your Health!!!

SagesMassage
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