Seems everybody out there is using the word cold. Feeling a cold coming on, have a cold, or just getting over a cold. Why not have a daily prevention routine? Start off the new year with a morning daily ritual to get your body ready for the day, and keep the “cooties” away.
There are several options out there, depending what you want to focus on, for your own health care needs. After some research, I came up with my Pilatesblue Morning elixir.
It consists of water, lemon, super tonic, echinacea, cayenne, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar with the mother taken every morning. I feel energetic, congestion free, and can’t remember the last time I got a cold (knock on wood). So what makes this drink so perfect?
Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don't maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue.
Having lemon regularly boost the immune system. Foods that are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants can help the immune system battle germs that cause a cold or flu.
Also in preventing Throat Infections. Lemon is an excellent fruit that fights against problems related to throat infections, due to its well-known antibacterial properties.
Is Ancient High-Potency Remedy for inflammations, fevers, flu, colds, infections. The components of SuperTonic instantly energize and stimulate every organ and give a surge of circulation, dilating blood vessels, including to the brain and the heart.
It also dissolves mucus, clears sinus and lungs, nourishes and protects the heart, balances digestion, fights inflammation, kills bad bugs and heats the body.
This wonderful herb encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections and conditions.
Has several benefits such as Anti-Irritant Properties. Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.
It’s also great for Detox Support. Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined.
Can be a cold stopper. Syrup contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese, which can help you ward off illness
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is amazing for soothing a sore throat since most germs can't survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates. It also clears a stuffy nose. It contains potassium, which thins mucus; and the acetic acid in it prevents bacteria growth, which could contribute to nasal congestion. It also balances pH levels, lowers cholesterol, leaves your skin glowing & clear, gives you more energy, reduces bloating & water weight, and helps with muscle aches and pains. We could list more, but this is a blog about the morning magic elixir, not just ACV ;)
Quite a list, right? All these magical and healing properties from such simple ingredients. Of course these ingredients have several other benefits, but for everyday liquid prevention, thought I’d highlight these benefits for you. Tell us what other wonderful qualities you get from these natural aids.
So all this research, and we're off to make our magic morning elixir. These ingredients come in all different variations. I personally use liquid form by Dr Schulze’s. If you choose powder form, the conversion roughly is 1 tsp for 2 to 3 drops in this receipe
8 oz room temperature water
Squeeze of 1/4 lemon wedge
(2) drops Dr Schulze’s Super Tonic
(2) drops Dr Schulze’s ECH+ (If feeling cold coming on or around others with cold)
(4-5) drops Dr Schulze’s Cayenne (this is intense, lower to taste)
1/4 tsp maple syrup
(1-2) tbsp of Braggs ACV with the Mother
Combine and stir all ingredients, and viola. You’re on the road to a healthier you everyday in 2015. Let me know if you like it as much as I do!
Living the natural PilatesblueLIfe
Living the natural PilatesblueLIfe