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As a naturopathic physician, I am always looking for holistic recommendations to help support the body and provide relief from illness, especially during the winter months.  This year cold and flu season has a special twist since we are also dealing with elevated rates of COVID-19 illness.   As a result, it is especially important to take care of yourself by getting plenty of sleep, eating nourishing foods, getting fresh air and regular exercise, and taking time for self- care to support your mental health.  Despite your best efforts, sometimes you still get sick and I wanted to share this healing drink that is soothing for sore throats and helps to support immune system function.  It is simple to make, uses only a few easily accessible ingredients, and is so nourishing. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • ½- 1 cup honey
  • 8 cups water
  • lemon (optional)
  • cayenne pepper (optional)  

Instructions:

  1. Peel the garlic
  2. Add the garlic, water, and apple cider vinegar to a pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add ½-1 cup honey to taste
  4. You can add the juice from one lemon and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper for added flavor if you do not mind spice.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!
  6. Eat the garlic for added microbial benefit
  7. Can be stored in the fridge for 1 week.

* If you are sick with COVID-19 related or other upper respiratory symptoms please contact your physician for advice on testing, isolating, and treatment.

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