For those of you who don’t know me and my story, let me just start off by saying that I was a hot mess for many years. I was sick ALL the time and missed out on a lot in life due to constant colds and flus which would quickly morph into a horrific sinus infection that would last for weeks.
Having said that, you can imagine how amazed I was when I switched to a plant-based diet and completely stopped getting sick. And when I say “completely stopped getting sick,” I mean nada, nothin’, zilch, zippo! My husband and kids (still meat eaters) would come home coughing, sneezing, and with stuffy noses, but I remained healthy for OVER THREE YEARS STRAIGHT! It was mind blowing!
And then it happened – I got sick. And not just any kinda sick. I got the flu, which again, to my dismay, turned into a sinus infection by day 2. Needless to say, I was beyond upset and depressed wondering if I was going to be right back in that place that I thought I had left behind for good, and sick all the time.
So, what did I do? Well, I kicked into high-gear and pulled every trick I had out of my health coach and vegan training bags. I drank tons of green juice, rinsed my nasal passages with saline three times a day, and loaded up on supplements and detox elixirs… all to no avail.
By day four I was completely beside myself. I was determined not to cave and take antibiotics again, and I was even more determined to rid myself of this beastly infection in less than two to three weeks, as I hadn’t been able to achieve pre-plant-based diet.
The Natural Way To Get Rid Of An Infection
That’s when I remembered research that I had done for my e-book and some of the studies that I had come across regarding foods and spices that acted as antibiotics and were able to fight infection naturally. I began searching through my references and making a list. From that list, I threw together what ended up being a miracle concoction that you can make with ingredients that almost everyone already has in their pantry. Within minutes of downing the beverage I felt SO much better, and within a matter of hours – YES, HOURS – my sinus infection and all symptoms were gone. My headache, fever, congestion and sore throat had completely vanished and my lungs opened up and I could breathe without the use of an inhaler or nebulizer once again.
Since then I’ve given my recipe to friends and family and they too had miraculous-like recoveries from illness and asthma attacks.
Now, I will warn you, this drink will take your breath away for a moment, and it tastes like a super-concentrated salad dressing. But it’s SO worth it!
The reason these ingredients kick ass when it comes to infection is because they’re all extremely potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and anti-viral substances(1-7). In addition, they reduce inflammation and the apple cider vinegar moves your body and blood from an acidic state to an alkaline state, which is necessary to prevent illness and disease. And consuming these substances in their whole-food form makes them some of the most powerful infection, fungus, virus, and parasite-fighting agents in the world.
Grab the recipe below and let me know how you like it!
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- 1/4 C Onion, Chopped
- 3-4 Cloves Garlic (depending on size)
- 2 TBSP Fresh Oregano or 1 TBSP Dried Oregano
- 1/4 Inch Fresh Ginger or 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Place onions, garlic, oregano, and ginger in a blender.
- Pour enough apple cider vinegar into the blender, to just cover the other ingredients.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Drink two shots of the blended beverage immediately.
- Repeat as necessary.
- Alternately - Although it will not work as fast, If you truly cannot stand the flavor or it is too strong, you can take each of the ingredients in tablet/pill form, as per the manufacturers directions.
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- Mehreen, Arifa, Muzzamil Waheed, Iram Liaqat, and Najma Arshad. “Phytochemical, Antimicrobial, and Toxicological Evaluation of Traditional Herbs Used to Treat Sore Throat.” BioMed Research International 2016 (June 26, 2016): 1-9. doi:10.1155/2016/8503426.
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Gina became passionately obsessed about spreading the message of natural healing after transforming her health and healing her body of life-long conditions with the power of a plant-based diet.
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