Nature's Flu Shot – Pineapple Ginger Juice

Juice of 3 lemons

1  garlic clove, minced

1/4  teaspoon organic turmeric powder

1/2   teaspoon organic ginger powder

1/8  teaspoon organic cayenne pepper

1 and 1/2 cups organic pineapple juice

1 tablespoon raw honey

Blend in a blender or shake in a jar. Drink 1/2 cup a day during flu season or three times/day if you feel you are starting to get sick.

Adapted from Dave Sommers, True Health and Healing

FOOD AS MEDICINE NOTES:

Garlic– Garlic is rich in the compound called Allicin, which has potent medicinal properties, including antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

Ginger – The active component in ginger is Gingerol, which is full of anti-inflammatory benefits from supporting digestion to helping with nausea.

Turmeric – A potent anti-inflammatory spice which protects the body from free radicals and cools down inflammation throughout the body. Did you know curcumin (the active component in turmeric) boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)? Which is a protein that is needed for brain function.