The ingredients in this soup are super nutritious and a great way to incorporate immune boosting foods and herbs into your diet. Brown rice, contains an abundance of nutrients, including magnesium. Astragalus and shiitake mushrooms in this soup are strong immune boosting herbs. Ginger and onions are anti-microbial. All these ingredients make this soup not only a good food for your immune system but also a great option to eat when you are suffering from a cold or flu. The flavor is pretty neutral. So you can add other herbs and spices if you want to change the flavor. You can also try it by itself or add more vegetables or chicken.
Not to mention about one third of people who are infected remain asymptomatic. You see, if you want to be healthy, it all starts with taking preventive measures. A healthy body will have innate resistance to many bacteria and viruses; if infection occurs, symptoms will be mild, and can be fought off successfully in a short period of time. Therefore, normal functioning of the immune system is critical to our health and resistance to infection, and a strong immune system is the best defense against the cold and flu. Besides, the coming cold and flu season is only one of the many reasons that immune function should always be at the top of your list of health priorities. The immune system doesn’t just keep colds and flus away — it is also the body’s best defense against any disease.
and flu by an average of 4 days! when the extract (tincture) of elderberry is used within the first 48 hours of the onset of cold or flu symptoms .
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.