We all have a time in our lives where we feel below par. For many reasons our sleep gets compromised, we forget about ourselves and become overly busy. Mostly, we know what to do in these times but doing it is not always easy.
We have the knowledge but we need to turn it into action.
As a lifestyle coach, my job is about creating change in peoples lives and guiding them to turn knowledge into action in easy, manageable ways that are fun and proactive. This takes time and commitment and change does happen but there are times where we need to a quick fix. Our immune system is down and we need to pep it up or face hitting rock bottom. And no one wants to go there. Ewwwww.
Here’s a simple pick me up to boost your immune system when you’re feeling rubbish, people around you are snot-filled and coughing and you need help!
I have most of these ingredients on hand in my fridge or pantry so I can whip this up whenever I need it.
‘Get Me Well Now’ immune booster drink
1 lemon quartered
2-4 cloves garlic flattened with the back of a knife, skin on
4cm piece of ginger sliced 3mm thick
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp raw honey (optional)
1 red chilli or part of (optional)
Place all ingredients in a large mason jar or similar and cover with hot water, just off the boil. Wrap with a tea towel and shake, making sure the lid is tight. Let it steep for at least 5 minutes and then pour through a tea strainer into a glass and drink all at once or sip slowly.
Keep topping with hot water and adding more turmeric and cinnamon along the way. You can keep the brew going for a number of days.
Garlic has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties and helps boost immunity.
Turmeric helps stimulate the body’s immune system. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that also help strengthen the immune system.
Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and said to be one of the most beneficial spices in existence. And how fabulous that it’s delicious too!
There are loads of things out there that claim to be immune boosting. If you have a favourite, I’d love to hear about it.
When you are back to wellness and feeling fabulous you can keep working on your immunity and building resilience.
In the meantime, enjoy your ‘Get Me Well Now’ immune booster drink.