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Top Winter Wellness Tips and Soup Recipe

Top Naturopathic Tips for a Healthy Immune System over the Winter

  • Ensure adequate sleep and manage your stress response. Helpful herbs are Lavender, Chamomile, Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola  and Withania.
  • Increase anti-microbial foods in your diet daily, to combat lurking germs in your environment. Onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, green tea, coconut oil, lemons, horseradish, pineapple, fermented foods  and Manuka honey all have anti-microbial properties.
  • Avoid processed food with minimal nutritional value. White flour products made into bread, pasta and baked goods. Sugars suppress the immune response and should be avoided, such as soft drinks, sweets/lollies, ice-cream, cakes, ketchup and muesli bars.
  • Improve lymphatic clearance with moderate exercise of 3-4 times per week, dry skin brushing, hot/cold showers, rebounding (trampoline)
  • When struck down with a cold or flu, ensure proper convalescence. Take time off, stay indoors to fully recuperate to avoid a relapse

It’s advisable to see a Natural Health Practitioner if you wish to improve your immunity.  A treatment plan will be formulated to best suit your individual health situation. Call the clinic on 93310951 and book a complimentary ‘Health Discovery Session” with Angela Cali or Rebecca Screen to discuss how they can assist YOU!

RECIPE-CONVALESENCE SOUP

Ingredients

8 dried Shitake mushrooms

4 cloves garlic- minced

2 tablespoons ginger- grated

2 tablespoons turmeric- grated

1 lemon rind- grated

1 onion- diced

6 cups Bone broth

1 chicken breast- diced

¼ cup parsley- chopped roughly

¼ cup basil- chopped roughly

Method

Soak mushrooms in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes, whilst preparing soup.

Place bone broth, garlic, ginger, onion, turmeric, lemon and chicken in pot and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Slice shitake mushrooms and add to soup.  Simmer for a further 3 minutes. Serve with parsley