As a Naturopath and mum, I am always looking to enhance peoples lives. Bacteria can enhance energy levels, repair the digestive system, moderate the immune system, balance hormones, support the liver and help you to manage your body weight. I have seen my clients, my family members and even my own body respond to increasing and balancing bacteria levels. I am always looking to include as many nutrients in everything I create - hence this Ultimate Immune Tonic.
Every person is an individual so rather than treating symptoms, finding the root cause of an illness is key. Ten people may have a common cold, but no two treatment plans should be the same. Educating yourself about how your body works, how everything is connected and how to recognise your body’s signals; will help you to heal and strengthen.
The bacteria power house. Made from a blend of coconut sugar and maple syrup. Bacteria makes the nutrients bioavailable. Bursting with probiotics this is the lynch pin the effectiveness of this drink.
Is naturally antibacterial and contains vital vitamin C. It also stimulates the digestive system, key for immune strength. Plus it makes the drink refreshingly tart and vibrant.
Evidence shows that ginger is effective as a natural pain reliever. It may also help to raise the body’s temperature, is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, has anti-nausea compounds and can help prevent and treat cancer cells effectively. At the same time it is well reported to be anti-ageing. (source). Ginger also stimulates the taste buds, is warming and spicy.
Carries enzymes from the plants it is sourced from, which can give health giving antibiotic and anti-oxident properties. This is why we have sourced local, raw honey which is sustainable. Even thought the sugar is consumed in the fermentation process the sweet, herby honey flavour remains.
A well know potent anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin, which gives the yellow color to turmeric, is the compound attributed to Turmeric’s powerful assistance to the immune system. Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus is a potential powerhouse against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and other chronic illnesses.(source). It also gives the bright yellow colour and final dimension to the flavour.
The immune system, can both protect and instigate healing. Inflammation is important to the healing process. Therefore, this process needs supporting. There are 4 stages of inflammation;
When you are looking for nutrients to support the immune system, look for foods with properties that help the body during each of these stages. Nutrients that can provide the following;
A naturally balanced bacterial environment,
Help raise body temperature
Promote measured inflammation
Anti-oxidents to prevent healthy cell damage,
Immune-modulators which tell the body what to switch on and off and when
Natural pain relievers
Anti-inflammatories and anti-histamines to calm it all down again.
Several foods can provide all of these requirements - this Ultimate Immune Tonic combines the best ones.