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