Winter is Coming…
Wash your hands frequently. Be sure to use a quality hand cream after to prevent cracking.
Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose, that’s an easy way for germs to enter your system.
Sleep to keep your immune system refreshed
Eat an immune boosting diet
Avoid those that are already sick
If you have to sneeze, sneeze into your shoulder or elbow. Keep your sneeze germs off your hands
Drink plenty of water and hot herbal tea. Do not get dehydrated
Don’t touch that doorknob. In public places, try to use a dry paper towel to open bathroom doors.
Clean your cell phone and purse/wallet. They collect germs from everywhere.
Get outdoors for a walk; it helps strengthen your immune system
Winter Defense Cocktail Recipe
Raw honey is considered one of the best natural antibiotics. Honey can strengthen our immune system, including our white blood cells, which are the ones that help us fight off infection, the flu and colds. This food can also be used to treat wounds, soothe a cough, and speed up the healing process. **Do not give honey to children under the age of 1**
Organic apple cider (not distilled or synthetic versions) is known for its medicinal properties, which can alleviate many health problems such as allergies, acne, sinus infections, the flu, high cholesterol, candida infection, chronic fatigue, contact dermatitis, sore throat, gout, arthritis and acid reflux.
Raw garlic contains properties that help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and improve circulation. It also contains selenium, a component that can prevent and revert cell damage, in addition to fighting off free radicals. Researchers have found a strong correlation between these properties and cancer prevention. Garlic also has antiseptic properties which help to combat fungi, viruses, and bacteria, thus keeping you safe from infections and problems such as colds and the flu.
Organic lemon lowers cholesterol, helps you to lose weight, provides vitamin C to combat infections, help absorb iron, and helps prevent kidney stones
Ingredients (try to use all organic)
1 cup of apple cider vinegar with “the mother” (250 ml).
1 cup of organic, unpasteurized honey (400 g).
10 cloves of garlic- crushed.
2 lemons, macerated with seeds in a blender (skin can be included)
In a glass mason jar, mix all the ingredients and shake for about 90 seconds. Ideally, you should consume this remedy within 5 days, because once that time has passed, it will start losing most of its properties. You can keep it in the refrigerator but remember to always keep it covered.
Start out by taking two tablespoons of the mixture as soon as you get up in the morning. If you are bothered by the taste, you can always dilute it in a glass of water or fresh fruit juice.