Recipes

7 TIPS TO BUILD YOUR IMMUNITY AGAINST COLDS & FLUS [and maybe COVID-19?]

 

It is too early to know what cocktail of nutrients is the best to counter Covid-19. But we do know that several nutrients have shown promising effects for common colds, influenza and other respiratory infections. With that in mind, we’re offering 7 Tips To Build Your Immunity. They will help strengthen you against ALL viruses this winter. We’ve included a list of foods. And there are 6 links to valuable information. So, you will easily learn which foods and supplements to consider incorporating into your diet. Finally, there is a homeopathic remedy. It’s been specially formulated to keep your health and immunity strong through this winter and pandemic.

On a personal note: I’m taking a gazillion supplements  for the duration of this pandemic. Not only that, but  I’m also taking a homeopathic remedy, which I get from my naturopathic doctor. It comes in a small vial, and the dose is 10 tiny pellets, once a week. So if that sounds like a good plan to you, and you’d like to implement it into your health routine, you can order it from Dr. Kenton Anderson. His contact info is included for you at the bottom.

 

With many restaurants closed for indoor dining, why not take this opportunity to eat healthy foods at home, like:

  • citrus fruits
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • red bell peppers
  • sweet potatoes
  • shellfish, beans
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • peanut butter
  • turmeric
  • tea

If you have seniors in your life or in your home, you’ll want to be aware that these foods may be especially important for them because older adults often eat less of these nutrients. And, as we know, their age and health may put them at greater risk of dying from Covid-19.

 FOR THE OTHER 6 OF 7 TIPS TO BUILD YOUR IMMUNITY, CLICK THE LINKS BELOW

mushrooms & garlic are two good fortifiers for the immune system

 

6 Foods to Eat to Help Prevent the Flu

 

 

vitamins & supplements have proven successful in building immunity

Common Supplements Might Reduce COVID Severity

COVID-19 and Supplements: What We Know Now

Zinc for the common cold

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent respiratory infections

For the homeopathic remedy, contact Dr. Kent Anderson, ND www.kentonandersonnd.com                                                                                                               847-866-8885

 

ABOUT HOLIDAY INDULGENCE AND LONGEVITY

In 2014, the University of California at Irvine did a study called “90+” to discover the factors associated with living longer. Of the top four, two are expected and two are surprising.

• Exercise — 15 min/day makes a difference
• Socialize — the benefit never levels off
• Drink — up to 2 drinks/day reduces risk of death by 10-15%
• Gain weight — moderately overweight people live longer

 

So, go ahead and enjoy that second helping and top off the meal with an Irish coffee! 😁

 

 

Adrenal Support Good for stress

 

ADRENAL SUPPORT SOUP

Ingredients

 1 lb green beans

1 C celery, chopped

3 zucchinis, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

2 C tomato juice

2 C spring water

2 Tbsp raw honey

2 tsp paprika

2 C chicken broth

Any other spices to taste (pepper, garlic, etc.)

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients and simmer for 1 hr, just until veggies are tender.

– OR –

  1. Combine in a crockpot and let cook until veggies are tender.

 

 

Consume daily.

 

 

WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD By Chef Z

Chef’s Note: this recipe is surprisingly delish, AND, so very refreshing, plus it’s visually exciting! Use EITHER the mint or the cilantro, but don’t combine them in this recipe. Too, the SEASONED RICE WINE VINEGAR has just the right taste. You can use other vinegars, but it’s just not the same, I’ve tried it. Seedless varieties are the obvious choice for this recipe.

Chef’s Tip: if you wish to use the watermelon carcass itself as the serving bowl for this dish, slice off a thin slice from the underside of the watermelon, after washing the outside of the melon very well with a mixture of 1 Tbsp. vinegar and 2 cups water. This way, the “bowl” won’t roll around.

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small WATERMELON, seedless preferred, rinsed in mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water, cut per instructions in Chef’s Tip above
  • 2 ENGLISH (seedless) or regular CUCUMBERS – peel, if not organic, and remove seeds from the regular cucumber using a large spoon, then cut into 1” square chunks to match size of watermelon chunks
  • 1/3 cup SEASONED RICE WINE VINEGAR — please please please don’t substitute other vinegars, it will adversely affect the overall flavor
  • ¼ cup FRESH MINT or FRESH CILANTRO — washed and rinsed well, then pinched into small pieces using your clean thumb and pointer finger nails
  • SEA SALT and freshly cracked BLACK PEPPER to taste

PROCEDURE:

  1. Cut watermelon chunks and cucumber chunks into same size chunks and place in a non-reactive bowl (glass or plastic) and refrigerate until time to serve;
  2. Remove from refrigerator and finish with sprinkling of rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper and cilantro OR mint;
  3. Place salad in the carved out watermelon carcass, if using, or in a pretty bowl;
  4. Finish garnishing with fronds of mint or cilantro and serve well chilled.

This salad is such a fantastic summer salad and goes well with just about anything you would serve for dinner or lunch!

CHICKEN FRUIT SALAD A favorite recipe of Relief Society sisters in Pasadena, California

Mix together:

3 cups cooked diced chicken

2 1/2 cups seeded grapes that have been cup in half

2 cups diced celery

1 can of pineapple chucks, drained

1 can of mandarin oranges, drained

Sauce:

Blend until smooth:

1 1/2 cup mayonnaise

6 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 tablespoons chutney

1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

1/4 teaspoons salt

Directions:

Pour sauce over chicken mixture and refrigerate for a couple of hours.  Serve over lettuce with wedges of cantaloupe or other fruit on side.  Another option: serve on a croissant as a chicken salad sandwich.  Yummy!

Just a personal note about the recipe:  I decrease the curry amount – it is a little strong for me.  I also decrease the milk and mayo if I am serving it on rolls as a sandwich.