Get creative with your broths and experiment with adding different veggies and spices to include trace minerals, anti-inflammatory properties and enhance the healing potential of your broth.
Did you know that Reishi Mushrooms are known as a tonic. (A substance that improves the vigour, tone and function of the whole body and can boost your energy.)
Reishi can also slow the ageing process, regulates the immune system and is indicated for chronic infections and chronic immune deficiency (think chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and post-viral syndromes).
Shiitake Mushrooms are also a powerful powerhouse of medicinal properties able to regulate the immune system and is also indicated in chronic infections and chronic immune deficiency!
Ginger is one of my digestive faves! Ginger is able to support a weak digestive system (nausea, travel sickness, morning sickness, colic, bloating, flatulence and indigestion.
Ginger is known as a pungent (a hot-tasting substance that acts upon a common group of nerve cell receptors having the effect of warming the body and improving digestion and circulation.)
Good ‘ol chili for those who like it spicy! Cayenne is also a pungent, a metabolic and circulatory stimulant and is indicated for acute infections and fever and can assist weight loss.
Seaweed lovers – add some kelp to support your thyroid. Kelp is a thyroid tonic and is particularly good for those who have an under-active thyroid, has anti-inflammatory properties and is metabolic tonic. Kelp is rich in minerals, vitamins and contains a substantial amount of iodine.
A little bit of spice added regularly to your meals can go a long way to support your health. If you would like support with improving your nutrition, diet and health book a Naturopathic appointment with Kim at Embrace Life (07) 3491 6533 or book online www.embracelife.net.au
Call Embrace Life to secure your space and discover how Kim can support your immune system year long not just through winter!
The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: A desktop guide for herbal prescribers, Bone, K. 2007, Phytotherapy Press, Warwick QLD.
Effect of Herbal Supplements on Clinical Laboratory Test Results, Amitava Dasgupta PhD, DABCC, Amer Wahed MD, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control, 2014 Sciencedirect.com