Naturally healing and preventing illness with whole foods is not as complicated as we would like to make it. (Think “Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…” That poor lady probably wasn’t a witch at all, just someone trying to make a soup to get over a ’bout of the flu!) It does not always require complicated potions and tinctures,using obscure ingredients like eye of newt or ground up lizard toes. In fact, it can be as simple as eating a delicious salad that you never knew could be medicinal!
Since changing my eating habits to mostly whole foods and increasing my green veg intake, getting sick has become a thing of the past. I have been around people with colds, the flu and all kinds of nasty bugs without being affected, which aside from my diet, I largely attribute to my homemade Fire Cider.
That being said, my current situation is such that I am under the weather, operating at about 70% with tissue boxes and throat lozenges in every room of my house and the car. Oh, did I mention that my voice sounds like I swallowed a foghorn?! No Bueno!!!! Continue reading
In my continuous journey to live more holistically, I have become more aware of not only what I ingest through eating, but also through other means. I am more cognizant of what I put on my skin, what I breathe in my home environment and now, also what I take in pharmaceutically. And I am in good company. With the public becoming more aware of the dangers of flu vaccinations (including headaches, immune suppression, neurologic damage and exposure to mercury) now is a great time to seek out and experiment with natural remedies for cold and flu.
While looking for possible remedies, I came across a couple of posts about Fire Water or Fire Cider. After some researching, this is what I found out:
- Fire Cider is a traditional medicine that has been used for many years for the benefits of increased energy, immune-boosting and toxin removal.
- The use of ginger, garlic, onion, cayenne, lemon and raw apple cider vinegar make it a powerful alkalizing agent as well as anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
- Fire Cider increases circulation, which is very warming to the body and great for people who do not tolerate the cold very well. (This one really got my attention. See my post on this HERE.
- It can be taken prophylactically or as a treatment at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms.