Friday, January 6, 2017

Wellness Blend

Yours truly (me) has a sinus infection. At least I think I do. I went to the doctor yesterday because I was just sick of fighting it on my own. He thought it looked like a sinus infection. One nostril has been completely plugged for 2 weeks. No matter what I did it stayed plugged.

Sure there were things that made me feel better in the moment. Maybe those things would have worked had it been viral. I think what I have is bacterial. When it came down to it I just needed antibiotics. Ever since I started taking antibiotics yesterday I'm getting a lot out. That's what makes me think that I really needed them.

I tried many things to make me feel better: The Neti Pot, Probiotics, steamed greens, and many of my allergy meds did nothing.

There are 2 things I tried new that did bring me some relief:

ONE: ALKALOL A Natural Soothing Nasal Wash

I got this solution at Walgreens. I noticed it had all the stars for the rating. You just add this solution to any nasal cleanse, and boy does it help. It didn't dry me out, I could control how much I added to make it whatever potency I wanted. It just made my nose feel better.

Ingredients: Purified Water USP, Menthol, Eucalyptol, Thymol, Camphor, Benzoin, Wintergreen Oil, Spearmint (Mentha Viridis) Oil, Pine Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Potassium Alum, Potassium Chlorate, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Chloride, Alcohol (2/100 of 1%)

TWO: Wellness Blend

One of my FB friends posted this recipe. I changed it up a bit because the recipe included way too much sugar, which sugar increases inflammation. Adding 2 spoons full of this stuff to hot water had been such a relief! 

  • Boil 4 cups of water in a large pot
  • Add 1/2 cup local honey
  • Add in 1 1/2 large yellow onions diced
  • Add in 3/4 cup ginger diced
  • Add in 2 big spoons full of turmeric
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Bring to a boil again, turn the heat down to low, and cover it. 
  • Let it do it's thing until the water is cooked down 1/2 way. *Note: You'll be able to see where it started because the tumeric colors the pan a slight yellow
  • Cool a bit, and put mixture through a blender
  • Drink 2 spoons full twice a day in hot water. 
  • Store in the refrigerator. 
Why local honey? found here
  • It helps build a tolerance to seasonal allergies
  • Helps digestion
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Stabilizes the blood pressure
Why yellow onions? found here
  • They contain vitamin C
  • Assists in regulating blood sugar
  • Reduces inflammation to heal infections
  • Help to prevent cancer
  • Help to lower bad cholesterol 
  • Reduces ulcers
Why ginger? found here
  • Helps with nausea
  • Helps with sore muscles and pain
  • Is an anti-inflammatory 
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Improves your heart
Why tumeric? found here
It's used in many teas, so that's why I don't need tea in with this mixture. It's also added to many pain and depression pills. It's been used in India for 1,000s of years as a spice, but more importantly a medical herb.
  • Is an anti-inflammatory
  • Kills bad bacteria
  • Protects our body with antioxidants 
  • Boosts brain function
  • Lowers heart disease
I divided the mixture up, so I have some for work, some at home, and I put some in the freezer for later.

This can be a preventative for getting sick. You could drink it all winter long. There are no drugs in it, so the body is just being pumped full of anti-inflammatory things that help lower bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, help prevent cancer, boosts brain function and more.

It actually tastes really good! I was having it in tea at first, but the flavor is so strong on its own that I just started putting it in water. It opens me up, while I'm drinking it!

Disclaimer I'm not a doctor. I'm only trying these things to help clear me up. All the things in this post will not clear you from illness. They only help prevent it.


Theresa Mahoney said...

I'd like to try this. I wonder if it would benefit my autoimmune disorder?

~ Noelle said...

Might need to look at making that to have on hand here. The weather going back and forth makes me sick. (High today, 29.. High Thursday 67)

Kristi Maloney said...

Okay, this is too coincidental, I was just looking up the benefits of Tumeric....for my next post which will include a giveaway of tumeric supplements....for those times when you can't whip up a healthy batch of this! :)

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