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post #21 of 174
I LOVE my Master Tonic. I've been adding a teaspoon of it to a cup of bone broth daily. It is deliciously zesty and invigorating!

Pat
post #22 of 174
What fun. I am going to try to make it.
post #23 of 174
WuWei...what did you use? Did you add any herbs? Sorry I did not respond earlier. We used some thing we had in the garden I think you could add whatever you'd like.

Everyone should have some!
post #24 of 174
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Originally Posted by iamama View Post
WuWei...what did you use? Did you add any herbs? Sorry I did not respond earlier. We used some thing we had in the garden I think you could add whatever you'd like.

Everyone should have some!
I just followed the recipe. I'm curious about making another tonic with other herbs though.


Pat
post #25 of 174
Bumping.

Pat
post #26 of 174
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post #27 of 174
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me too
post #28 of 174
Does this tonic affect homeopathic remedies? What if your gut doesn't handle some of these warming ingredients well? Every time i eat too much (more than 1/4 teaspoon or so) raw garlic or ginger, I get ulcer kinds of stomach aches so master tonic seems like pain on top of pain to me!

Maybe I'm just chicken. bawk!
post #29 of 174
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Originally Posted by quietserena View Post
Does this tonic affect homeopathic remedies? What if your gut doesn't handle some of these warming ingredients well? Every time i eat too much (more than 1/4 teaspoon or so) raw garlic or ginger, I get ulcer kinds of stomach aches so master tonic seems like pain on top of pain to me!

Maybe I'm just chicken. bawk!
yeah this is my problem too.... I make a garlic/onion/lemon mixture that kicks a colds but.... for my family. sometimes I add raw ACV... but it KILLS my stomach. I puke it and feel terrible after wards. I have a very very sensitive stomach.

so now I keep a frozen container of chicken stock in the freezer. when I get sick I heat it up on the stove and boil an onion with it. (garlic if i have it) I add sea salt and swig on it all day. it helps me a lot and actually calms my stomach instead of making me puke! I have been able to cut colds down tremendously this way.
...maybe some people just don't have the enzymes to break up the tougher foods? I wonder if this si just how we are, or if it's a nutritional defeciency?
post #30 of 174
In Peru they use oil, salt, garlic and lemon juice. Works everytime!
post #31 of 174
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Originally Posted by quietserena View Post
Does this tonic affect homeopathic remedies? What if your gut doesn't handle some of these warming ingredients well? Every time i eat too much (more than 1/4 teaspoon or so) raw garlic or ginger, I get ulcer kinds of stomach aches so master tonic seems like pain on top of pain to me!

Maybe I'm just chicken. bawk!
We are all on classical homeopathy and have no contraindications with the ingredients.

If you are having difficulty with garlic, I'd do the beet "pink pee" test and consider if you are producing enough stomach acid (HCl) for optimal digestion. http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/topics/the-beet-test

Ginger has a soothing quality to most stomach distress.

I agree with the following poster that chicken (bone) broth is the first line benefit for any illness. We use it all the time, as often as possible, for general health.

But, a little of the Master Tonic goes a loooooonnnngggg way. It is WOW!! wicked and probably won't help a stomach issue any.


Pat
post #32 of 174
Thank you so much for that.

I did find out that a doc in my area recommends garlic and onion broth as a natural antibiotic. Just cook onion and garlic in water (but I bet chicken broth woudl be better) and strain and drink throughout the day. You're supposed to drink large quantities - a quart a day or so for adults. The onions and garlic can be eaten too. I guess that's a significantly milder version of the master tonic.

Oh and another lady I know swears by a tonic made with CLO, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. I think it was 1/2 cup CLO, juice of one lemon, and as much cayenne as you can stand. She had a chronic sinus infection that wouldn't be treated and it was this that cured her.

ETA:
This second one was meant to be a week's worth of remedy, not to take all at once. That's way too much CLO at once, IMO. Also, she usually used a regular CLO not HVCLO, so taking a tablespoon at at time wasn't an issue.

Ty Pat for pointing this out. :
post #33 of 174
That doesn't sound like the correct dose of CLO. That could be way too much, imo.


Pat
post #34 of 174
Subbing. I use garlic and honey and swear by it, but dp won't go near the stuff. He likes spicy food, maybe he would be more willing to try this.
post #35 of 174
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
That doesn't sound like the correct dose of CLO. That could be way too much, imo.


Pat
I should have said that this was a week's worth of remedy. Definitely too much CLO to take at once! Thanks for pointing that out and I will edit my post to reflect this.
post #36 of 174
I made the Master Tonic almost 2 months ago and it is still sitting in my cupboard. I am have been to chicken to actually try it haha. I hope it will help with my gut issues and not hurt. Despite food allergies and sensitive digestion, large quantities of peppers and spicy things don't bother me at all. Raw garlic does though so I think I'll start out small.
post #37 of 174
Bumping. I love my Master Tonic!!


Pat
post #38 of 174
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I had the juice from some fermented carrots and ginger leftover. I put minced ginger and garlic in it and let it sit for a while. Any thoughts on whether or not this would be beneficial? It sure does reek of garlic, which should cure lots of stuff. I hated to throw away the ferment juice but couldn't stomach drinking it. I thought this would be a good use for it.
What do you all think?
post #39 of 174
Straining my first batch today. I forgot to shake it for the past five days or so. My DH joked that perhaps that would make it a "journeyman tonic".
post #40 of 174
subbing! what do you think about adding fresh turmeric? I've been hearing a lot about its benefits lately & it seems like it would be compatible.
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