Happy Monday! How are you all surviving the flu season? It’s a doozy this year… the CDC is reporting that the flu is especially bad this year, and that if you have the flu PLEASE stay home, wash those hands, cough into your elbow, and eat TONS of raw garlic (ok, I might have added that last one).
In addition to garlic, there are other foods that can help nourish your body and provide nutrients to protect against the flu. Foods high in vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc, are the biggies. If you’d like to learn more about those, check out the video on my businesses facebook page here. I also love fresh ginger and fresh turmeric root for staying well!
I am blessed to live in an area with many neighbors of Indian descent, and most of the major grocery stores stock fresh ginger and fresh turmeric root, as well as paneer cheese. This week I’m having fun with recipes that highlight these spices, and their aromatic steam is pure comfort food on these cold, gray days. If you’re avoiding gluten, you can use lentils, rice, or gf pasta as substitutions in some of these recipes as well. Please note: turmeric stains everything, so take care if you’re wearing white or have pale counter tops.
As usual, you may need to adjust the recipes for the number of people in your household. I often double recipes so I have leftovers for lunch and extra dinners for long workdays. Please note, this blog post is not a personal nutrition prescription, just a general discussion of one way of eating healthy. If you want a personal nutrition prescription, I am here for you! But you have to come to my office, or schedule a telemedicine visit for the non-local peeps. 🙂 Make an appointment for my Optimum Wellness Service if this is something you think would help you get you on track with eating for health. Enjoy!
Dr. Tremblay graduated from high school with an associate’s degree in horticulture and worked as a gardener for 10 years before returning to higher education and the healer’s path. Dr. Tremblay studied native plant ecology and ethnomedicine at The Evergreen State College, and earned her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Read more >>