"The Man Flu" & Germs In General - Goodness Me!

"The Man Flu" & Germs In General




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  • In an autoimmune condition, your body is attacking itself – your immune system thinks you are the enemy.
  • Avoid gluten, dairy and corn.
  • It’s important to pay special attention to your diet as a powerful tool to lower the inflammatory state.
  • Consider trying a grain-free diet. Instead of thinking of what you cannot have, prepare the easy and delicious recipes in Sandy’s new cookbook, Grain Free Goodness, and just enjoy all the goodness and great flavour!
  • Use probiotics and l’glutamine to help heal leaky gut.
  • Other very helpful resources include Janet Jacks’ Discover the Power of Food and Julie Daniluk’s Meals That Heal Inflammation – both provideimportant information and great recipes.
  • Sleep!
  • Reduce - or better yet - avoid sugar.
  • Deep Immune taken daily and Deep Immune for Kids: this boosts your immunity throughout the cold and flu season.
  • Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and probiotics – basic supplementation for everyone in the house.
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Hand washing

Split Pea & Ham Soup

  • 1 ham hock (smoked or fresh)
  • 2L water
  • 3 cups yellow split peas
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 onions diced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Place ham hock in a large soup pot and add cold filtered water to cover. Place over medium heat, bring to a simmer and carefully spoon off scum that rises to the top. Add vegetables and peas, cover and cook at a bare simmer for about 6 hours. Once meat is falling off the bone take ham bone out with meat, with an immersion blender purée soup (optional), take all the meat off the bone and chop up and throw back into the puréed soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.