5 treasures from Mother Nature’s very own Aladdin’s Cave
November and December are the busiest months of the party season, so let’s face it, this time of year your body is in for somewhat of a hard time. All your most important organs will be taxed to the limit with too much rich food, way too much alcohol, far too many late nights, hardly any exercise and the exhaustively impossible process of gift selection.
There’s nothing wrong with loving your meat, fish and dairy products. They provide an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and important antioxidants. So if the idea of cutting these products out of your diet holds as much appeal as sitting through a politician’s speech on fiscal spending, then why not consider a compromise.
For immunity, you can’t go past garlic (raw or ‘aged’ encapsulated). Add crushed garlic to salad dressings or make a garlic aoli with organic egg and cold pressed olive oil. I even throw whole cloves through my juicer to my green juice. Also, coconut oil is strongly anti-microbial. Also great are onions, Ginger and ‘probiotic foods’ like raw sauerkraut and kefir. And avoidance of all sugars is really important.
In winter, the sun sets earlier, a chill fills the air, and we spend less time outside being active and more time inside eating starchy and sugary foods. Our hibernating instinct doesn’t keep us healthy. Rather, our immune system takes a hit, allowing winter colds and flus to grab hold.