Each Thursday for the past couple of years, I've contributed to an autoimmune support community on Facebook called My Mountain, My Lupus. I was invited to write a Healthy Living Thursday column by the community's founder Bridge Gardiner and happily agreed. Over the weeks, months, and years I've shared whole food as well as plant-based recipes, offered tips on how eating a clean diet helped me overcome my autoimmune struggles (read On Her Plate to learn more), encouraged those suffering far worse than I in their afflictions, and shared a little bit about me and my family from time to time.
Yesterday, was my first full day home since Christmas vacation. I'd been off of social media for the duration of our cruise to Cozumel and Progresso, so there was a bit to catch up on...including the calendar! It took one of my 7 year-olds to remind me that although yesterday was her first day back to school it was not Monday, but THURSDAY! I'd seriously lost track of the days of the week, but not the date of course! It's 2019!!
Realizing it was Healthy Living Thursday, I put my hands on a copy of a recipe for Nature's Flu Shot I've had for several years and shared it with the My Mountain community. Today I share it with you. Hopefully, you'll find it useful in the unfortunate event you come down with, or feel like you're coming down with, some kind of crud. I have no personal testimonies of my own since I've yet to use it. If you use it, will you please let us all know how it worked for you? I'd love to read about your experience.
Nature's Flu Shot Recipe:
the Juice of 6 Fresh Lemons
1 bulb of Garlic
2 tsp Ginger powder
2 tbsp honey
3 cups Pineapple Juice
1/4 tsp Cayenne powder
Blend All Ingredients thoroughly and store in a mason jar. Take 1 cup 4 times a day until your symptoms are resolved.
One more thing I'd like to share is a blog post a college classmate of mine Dr. Erin Stair recently wrote and shared:
Twelve Natural Tips for Fighting the Flu, Respiratory and Sinus Infections
Erin Stair, MD, MPH is the founder of Blooming Wellness, a NYC-based holistic health, wellness & lifestyle site that focuses on promoting positive lifestyle changes and disease prevention, so as to enhance both physical and mental well-being.
In her spare time, "Dr. Eeks" interviews really interesting people on all sorts of health topics and shares them in her blog. She's a prolific writer who keeps it REAL! Her writing is lighthearted, sometimes sarcastic, informative and always research-based! Check her out at Blooming Wellness to learn more about the other cool stuff she does!
Cheers and Happy New Year!!
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 8 year old twins girls and a 2 year old baby girl who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!