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jenniepaige 10-05-2011 02:42 PM

I am trying to scratch my brain for some good immune system boosting meals other than bone broth. I used to NEVER get sick-like maybe one or two times a year but I have been finding myself sick way too frequently lately. I'm not sure if it's having 2 kids in school rather than just one this year or what (it's really just ME getting sick though) but I am not doing so hot. This time I got struck with a very nasty something that has proven resistant to regular anti-biotics and I am having to get stronger ones.

I was a very sick kid but as an adult I really have stayed pretty healthy until last several months or so. My family is taking a pretty hard hit with it and my poor husband is having a really time keeping up with the stuff that I normally do plus his job. I need to be better!

If anyone has any suggestions that they can share I would really appreciate it. I am really having a tough time.


sunnygir1 10-06-2011 11:14 AM

Lots of ginger, onions, and garlic.

 

Raw garlic is supposed to be better (but not as easy to eat imo).  I love raw garlic in home made guacamole and hummus.

 

You could try making congee, I've never made it, but it is supposed to be very good for the immune system.

 

Not a food, but we have been enjoying a tonic of ginger tea, local honey, lemon juice, and water.  My kids and I love it, and it's great for the immune system.

 

I hope you feel better and stop getting sick!


sunnygir1 10-06-2011 11:16 AM

Oh, and for the antibiotics thing -- start taking probiotics and eating fermented foods right away.

 

Also, you can make garlic honey, which is a powerful anti-viral:  peel and slice several cloves of garlic, cover with honey (preferably locally produced) and start taking a spoonful a couple times a day after letting it rest a few days.  It smells very strongly of garlic, but does wonders for illness, allergies, and infection.


Sativarain1 10-09-2011 09:50 AM

great ideas!


rainbow_mandala 10-09-2011 10:44 AM

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Wildflower 10-21-2011 03:47 PM

"Garlic is as good as ten mothers," the saying goes!



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