Remedy for inflammation, flu, fevers, colds and infections


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by: Alexandra Du Toit, TRUE Earth Mama

(NaturalNews) The super cleansing tonic is an antibiotic, destroying both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is also a potent anti-viral and anti-fungal/yeast formula, and will increase blood and lymph circulation to every part of the body. It is so effective that it is said to be the cure for colds and the flu, and is the herbal preparation of choice against Candida. This basic formula dates back to medieval Europe and the plagues.

Benefits of each ingredient: (All organic of course!) 

Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill off millions of friendly bacteria that your body needs, Garlic only targets the invading bacteria and even promotes and increases your healthy bacteria. Garlic is also a powerful anti-fungal and literally destroys any antigen, pathogen and any harmful or disease causing micro-organism.

Onion is garlic’s next of kin and has similar but milder actions. Together they are a tremendous fighting duo.

Horseradish is a potent herb for the sinuses and lungs. It opens up the sinus passages and increases the circulation there, where most doctors agree, the common cold and influenza often start.

Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a tremendous circulatory stimulant.

Cayenne (peppers) is the most powerful circulatory propellant known. It simply sends the antibiotic and disease fighting properties of the other herbs where they’re needed most.

Turmeric clears infection and reduces inflammation inside of the body. It blocks cancer from developing. Especially helpful for those with joint pain.

Apple cider vinegar: There surely must be something really healthy in using apple cider vinegar, since The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used this vinegar around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. It is said that he had only tworemedies: honey and apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh, ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulfur, iron, and fluorine.

Pectin in the vinegar is a fiber which helps in regulating blood pressure and reduces bad cholesterol. The beta-carotene helps in countering damage caused by free radicals, helping maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps in breaking down fat which helps in natural weight reduction. Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which is very helpful in fighting fungal as well as bacterial infections. This acid helps relieve joint pains by dissolving uric acid deposits that form around joints. This dissolved uric acid is gradually eliminated from the body.

Organic super cleansing tonic recipe

Ingredients (Organic):

1 32 oz. bottle of organic spple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped habanero peppers (or hottest peppers you can find)
1/4 cup grated ginger
1/4 cup grated horseradish
2 Tsp. turmeric


  • Blend and strain
  • Pour liquid back in bottle
  • Compost everything else

You can store the tonic in a cupboard for long periods of time. There is no need to keep in the refrigerator. Drink a shot at the first signs of a cold or flu. For sore throats, gargle a little. It can also be used mixed with olive oil for a salad dressing. Or a shot full on you stir fry.

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About the author:
Alex is a TRUE Earth Mama, helping others tune into their most natural state while bringing harmony and balance into all areas of their lives in order to THRIVE.
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Nutritional Supplements Part 2

Enzymes ..

So in addition to taking a daily multi-vitamin, supplementing with enzyme’s are as equally important when striving to achieve optimum health.

What are enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions in living organisms. In fact, they are required for every single chemical action that takes place in your body. All of your cells, organs, bones, muscles, and tissues are run by enzymes.

Enzymes & Digestion:

There are two digestion processes that occur in the body.

Mechanical Digestion:

The chewing of your food & the Peristaltic wave process as the food makes its way through your  stomach.

Chemical Digestion:

Breaks food down into smaller molecules. It’s during this process of digestion were you’ll find your enzymes hard at work.  Digestive enzymes help to break down large nutrient molecules in your food into smaller nutrient molecules that your body can absorb.

So in order to get the nutrients from the foods we eat  and yes even the multi-vitamin’s we may take, we need enzymes!!!  Without enzymes life itself could not exit’s.

Unfortunately as we grow older, our body’s ability to produce enzymes begins to significantly diminishes. This is why we must take a supplement. Especially if your having problems with indigestion or acid reflux, I would strongly suggest you take an enzyme supplement . Make sure the supplement has these three main enzymes in it , amylases ( digest carbohydrates ) proteases ( digest Proteins ) & Lipases ( digest fats ).


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Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements

Do we really need to take a multi -vitamin everyday? Or can we suffice by eating enough fruit’s, vegetables, whole grains, nut’s and seeds to meet our daily nutritional needs? “Let thy food be thy medicine” Eat right, make healthy food choices and were all good right?

Well unfortunately were not. Healthy dieting alone won’t quiet get us to the optimum health & wellness finish line.

Both the journal of American medical association and British medical journal conclude that:

” If you do not supplement your diet today you are GUARANTEED to get chronic degenerative disease later in life”
Ie. heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis etc..

Well i be darn! Our freshly grown organic fruits and vegetables Won’t supply us with the necessary vitamins and minerals we need to maintain optimum health? Sorry to be the bearer of  bad news, but no they will not. The farmland in which we grow our crops, is a far cry from what it use to be. Our soils has been depleted.

Senate document 264: farmland mineral depletion (1936) states,

Our farm soils are severely depleted of minerals. Laboratory tests prove that our fruits , vegetables, grains, eggs, milk, and meat of today are not what they were a few generations ago, No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them!

A Harvard university state of food study conducted in 2004 concluded that:
You would have to eat 43 bowls of spinach today to get the same amount of nutrition from one bowl of spinach in 1953.

Linus Pauling ( the only two time nobel prize winner and a leading authority on nutrition) states and i quote , ” Every ailment, every sickness, every disease, can be traced back to organic mineral deficiency”

The 1992 Earth summit revealed:

During the course of the preceding 100 years 85% of the mineral’s have been depleted from the soil in north america.

99% of American people are deficient in minerals , and that marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually result in disease .”

Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency . It is not commonly realized , however , that vitamins control the body’s appropriation of minerals , and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins , the system can make some use of minerals , but lacking minerals , vitamins are useless !! Even if the food you eat is fresh whole and organic it’s missing most of the minerals. And let me repeat “If your body is deficient in minerals any vitamin you take will be useless”

So taking a good quality multi-vitamin is a necessary must! What constitute’s a good quality multivitamin? Preferably one that’s in a liquid form as it absorb’s more easily and quickly gets into your bloodstream. It should also be plant based and organic.

If you’d rather not take a liquid multi, then find yourself a good quality whole food, plant based, organic multi vitamin in pill form.. Whatever you do , don’t take synthetic vitamins. There far to inferior, your body’s reacts to them as toxins and spends energy working to rid itself of what it considers to be waste!!


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Happy Three Weeks Into The New Year!

Ok...I know i'm more than just a day late. But none the less, Happy New year!

Ok…I know i’m more than just a day late. But none the less, Happy New year!

So Now that the holiday season has come and gone, all new years resolutions are in full effect, we will make 2013 a year of good Health, Wealth and Prosperity!  Yes, We have to speak these things into existence!  Claim it and Attain it!   “One of  Dr positive affirmations prescription for success”  And as we fill this prescription on a daily basis, allow me to add one more into the lives of our daily routine..

Well 7 days may be a bit much with what we all  have going on in our lives but you get the point!

Well 7 days may be a bit much with what we all have going on in our lives but you get the point!

Let’s Workout!!

Be blessed and be a blessing

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