Amoda Founder shares her tips & favourite recipe for staying healthy

We asked our founder, Tegan, for the top 4 ways she stays healthy this time of year.

  1. I always have Oil of Oregano in my home. The second I feel like a cold is coming on or if I’ve been around someone who is sick, I’ll put 4 drops of this stuff under my tongue, let it sit until it gets too strong and then I swish water around and swallow. The substances in Oil of Oregano block the production of enzymes that allow viruses to replicate. I think this is a must-have to protect your body against illness.
  2. I monitor my “need” for a caffeine bump. You may want a coffee buzz so bad when you’re tired and sick... but don’t do it! Choose green tea or matcha if you really need a caffeine bump. We mentioned the cold-fighting properties of green tea here. In terms of caffeine though, green tea and matcha are higher in antioxidants and contain less caffeine than a cup of coffee. But, the caffeine in matcha is released over time, preventing adrenaline spikes from happening in your body.
  3. Get some herbal comforts into your tea. Tea isn’t just my mood booster and way to warm up, it’s a way to mindfully slow myself down when I’m feeling sick. It can also be very functional.  I love the herbs in my tea :)  I love adding elderberries, ginger and lemongrass for their anti-viral properties. I blended my favourite TCM herbs into our Remedy tea.
  4. I also incorporate potent spices into my food and beverages. The main one is turmeric. I can’t get enough of this amazing spice. Below is my favourite recipe for an immune boosting turmeric tonic.

Rich in Vitamin C and made with immune boosting herbs, I am recently in love with this Turmeric Tonic recipe by Meghan telpner! I made a couple alterations to her original recipe.

For the concentrate:

  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 2 tbsp of Amoda Golden Turmeric Ginger (or 1 tbsp of turmeric powder + 1 tbsp ginger powder + pinch of black pepper for absorption)

Simply blend the juice and the powders in a blender and pour into a jar with a lid to store leftovers.

**Sometimes I’ll peel the orange and lemon and put it in a blender with the Turmeric Tea powder to save time.

For the tonic:

Add a shot of the concentrate to a cup of hot water and blend again with a teaspoon of coconut oil. You can also add raw honey for some sweetness and its antibacterial properties. 

Based on a recipe found on www.meghantelpner.com

What about you? What are some of your favourite wellness tips to live healthily and stay balanced? Comment below or tag #WellnesswithAmoda on social and share with us your wellness tips!

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