Dr. Michelle Jorgensen
Have you thought of just using foods to boost your immune system??
I am a firm believer that most illnesses and health problems can be prevented through simple dietary and lifestyle changes…
…this is done by strengthening the miracle inside of us: our immune system.
With all of the advice out there about how to strengthen your immune system…
…I thought I would add in some natural and simple advice.
Let me tell you about 15 common foods you probably already eat that can help boost your immune system.
This is just a small snapshot of the benefits of many of the above foods. The information was adapted from this article if you want to learn more.
Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list of all the foods for a stronger immune system…
In fact, I believe that almost all whole foods play an important part in strengthening our immune system!
That means you don’t have to focus on that expensive supplement or those superfoods from the rainforest…
…and you can focus on eating whole foods grown locally to provide yourself with all of the key vitamins and minerals you need.
That lifestyle is cheaper and more sustainable.
You probably know that I am big on preparedness and self-reliance, so learning how to find health through simple and sustainable means is my goal for you!
I hope you enjoy my recipes below, then I hope you do your own research, find other amazing foods local to you, and come up with some new amazing recipes!
Then just make sure you share them with me so I can enjoy them too.
Many people have problems eating dairy, so the first two recipes provide great alternatives or healthier forms of traditional dairy that most anyone can enjoy.
You can store this in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Stir before using – the almond matter will settle when sitting.
Can be used in nearly every use for dairy milk. No sugar and no preservatives.
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Method #1 – Heat the milk in the inside pot of the thermal cooker. When 110 add the starter and close inside the thermal cooker.
Method #2– Put inside your dehydrator set at 110 degrees or a warm oven with just the oven light on.
Method #3: Put the yogurt mixture into glass bottles and close the lids. Put inside a cooler. Heat 1 gallon of water to 120 degrees and pour it into the cooler around the jars.
Whichever method seems the easiest to you I would look up a detailed recipe online. Most recipes will also include steps like initially boiling the milk and how to strain it once the incubation period is over.
The thermal cooker (instant pot) method is probably the easiest, but figure out what’s best for you and make it a habit.
Pro Tip: Spend a little extra on your starter yogurt. Buy a greek yogurt with a variety of probiotics like Siggi’s. Then all you will have to do is buy milk in the future, and use some leftover yogurt from your last batch as the new starter. The initial investment is worth it to have high-quality yogurt for as long as you want.
This next recipe is my go-to anytime someone has a cold or flu. It makes you feel much better and recover very quickly. It is also just a tasty drink for a cold day.
The Golden Milk recipe below is definitely a family favorite! For years my family drank a green smoothie every morning, but we have found that they just aren’t enjoyable and don’t make us feel good during the cold winter months.
So, I have learned that other cultures use hot drinks in the mornings with just as many benefits as any green smoothie you could find.
Enjoy this traditional Ayurvedic drink: Golden Milk.
When I am craving a cold treat, this is definitely my go-to!
I hope you use this advice and these recipes.
My goal with this article isn’t to teach you every food that can strengthen your immune system…
…it is to help you realize that there are simple, natural, and self-reliant things you can do daily to prepare your immune system for anything that comes your way!
And, I barely scratched the surface on all of the easy and natural ways to boost immunity–
If you want to get more healthy and easy recipes that are part of a healthy, nutritious lifestyle. Check out my book, Real Food For Real Families!