One of the most important aspects of staying well in the winter is being in tune with your body enough to know when you’re feeling run down and on the verge of catching a cold/flu … because how you care for yourself in the first 24-72 hours determines how you will fare during the course of your illness. If you do the right things, you can often swiftly turn around a viral upper respiratory tract infection. While you may not be able to entirely stave off a flu, you can certainly reduce the severity and duration of it.
We can support our powerful and robust innate immune response in the early stages of any illness to minimize symptoms. Check out these comprehensive *Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Tips*that I frequently share with my private clients- these are way more empowering than the flu shot because they work *with* your body.
These tips are also why I’m not afraid to catch an illness – colds and flus exercise your immune muscle, after all! (When you order productsfrom me, I am happy to support you over email as you get started.)
Check out this recipe for an immune supportive broth you can sip on during the winter months. Medicinal mushrooms pack a powerful immune punch -their cell walls are rich in ergosterol (an important vitamin D precursor), and beta-glucans (polysaccharides that activate the complement system, and enhance neutrophil and macrophage activity). Please note, that when you make a reishi mushroom broth, it should be dark and taste bitter due to it’s active terpene constituents. This recipe recommends simmering on low for 2-3 hours, but if you were to make a broth solely of mushrooms, you could simmer it for 8-10 hours.
IMMUNE SUPPORTIVE BROTH
Medicinal mushrooms: 5-6 slices of reishi, 7-10 shitake, 1 large maitake (could also add in turkey tail)
½ bunch of celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 red or yellow onion, chopped
5-6 garlic cloves, minced
3 quarts of water – adding a little more as needed while it simmers
7-10 sprigs parsley
1 TBSP turmeric powder
1 inch fresh ginger, minced
3-5 sprigs of sage
Salt and black pepper to taste
Method:Combine everything in a large pot and bring to a boil. Cover, and let simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours. Keep an eye on the water levels; you may want to add a bit more. Once the time is up, remove from heat and strain through a strainer or cheesecloth. Use as a base for other soups or sip a cup daily as an immune tonic.
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