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   Like you’re only half there?  You haven’t got a cold or the flu, but you’re just feeling not quite right.  That’s how I was feeling last week.

That not-quite-properly-awake, first-thing-in-the-morning feeling was lasting until the afternoon.  It was difficult to think, plan and get myself going.  I was drinking plenty of water (;D) and even coffee didn’t seem to help … and then I remembered.   Echinacea!  That’s what I needed.  And that’s what I took.  Ten drops in a little juice, first thing in the morning and last thing at night and now I’m right as rain!

Oh, yes and vitamin C.  My preference is for the Aspartame-free, chewable type that I get from Healthspan but of course, you can get vitamin C from all health food shops and places like Boots.  As you can Echinacea.  Just remember not to take Echinacea for longer than three weeks at a time, otherwise you could end up feeling worse than you did when you started!

 

 

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   If you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu coming on, treat yourself to this delicious, soothing drink … you may be surprised at how much better you feel afterwards (whether you add the whiskey or not!!).

Ingredients

A tsp of grated, fresh root ginger
A good slug of whiskey (optional but nice!)
A pinch of turmeric
Juice of half a lemon
Boiling water
Two tsp of honey (to taste)

Method

  1. Boil the kettle
  2. Put the grated, fresh root ginger into a mug and add the whiskey and turmeric.
  3. Pour in the boiling water and stir.
  4. Add the lemon juice and stir.
  5. Add the honey and stir.
  6. Find yourself somewhere cosy and comfortable to be – sip and enjoy.

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