In addition to all these maladies, I was also battling general fatigue and brain fog, so I decided to be proactive about the whole situation and booked an appointment with a local naturopath.
I'm so glad I took this step! 2 1/2 months later, I can definitely say I'm feeling a lot more energetic and focused.
And as for the sickies? Well, one of the many fascinating health "tools" my ND supplied me with was a recipe for an onion drink.
"An onion drink?" you say, scrunching your nose.
Yes indeed! Though I promise you that it's actually quite good.
And more importantly, since I started drinking this li'l concoction, I haven't been sick. At all. Despite the fact that I continue to encounter germ factories posing as humans on a regular basis (including my husband who's currently battling a narsty sinus infection, poor guy.)
Not making any "official" medical claims here. Just sayin'
So why an onion drink, you still may want to know. Well, similar to garlic, onions are packed full of immune boostin' phytonutrients and other goodies which helped earn 'em a spot on the The World's Healthiest Foods list.
But seriously - isn't the flavour kind of gross? Nope - the opposite, in fact. It's refreshing and tangy, with a hint of sweet.
Want to try it out for yourself? Well, it's your lucky day! :)
Onion, Lemon and Honey Drink
- 1 large red onion
- 1 lemon (preferably organic)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Chop up onion and place in 32oz resealable jar (e.g. mason jar or pickle jar).
- Cut lemon into 4-6 pieces and squeeze into jar.
- Seal jar and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Heat honey until it's in a liquid state and pour into jar.
- Fill jar with water. Leave about an inch of air at the top.
- Seal the lid tightly and shake shake SHAKE!!!
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Pour and enjoy!
Note: If you're feeling brave, you can eat the onions too. I don't personally love how they tend to "make an appearance" again later, however, so I stick to the drink myself. :)
What do you do to boost your immune system during cold & flu season?