Recipes, SCD, follow my journey!
I have to give credit to Ms. Michelle for this post. And of course, my own mom. This is a combination of the two and I’m praying and hoping that it will heal me. It seems to be the only thing I can have right now that doesn’t throw me off into a nasty episode of some sort (of either diarrhea or fever or nausea). I don’t mean to call it Asian, but I can’t think of any better way to call it. Who else puts goji berries, dried dates, and ginger into their chicken soups? Yep, the Chinese and I think Koreans (correct me if I’m wrong) certainly do! I’ll talk a little bit about what kinda goodies you’re putting into your body. If you think your body can handle it, definitely add a half a teaspoon of PURE tumeric ground. I don’t know if my body is there yet, so we’ll skip it for today.
Chicken Broth — Fusion style
What you’re getting…
Chicken Bones: There’s a reason why chicken soup is widely accepted as a cure for sickness. Well, folks, I think it’s the gelatin and the bit of bone marrow their little bones have. Protein. And definitely calcium. Iron. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Tons of minerals. Check it out.
Parsley: “anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber which helps control blood cholesterol levels, prevents constipation, protects body from free radicals mediated injury and from cancers”. Yep, that’s reason enough for me. But it also contains vitamins A,B,K and tons of minerals! Yummy! Don’t eat it raw if you’re still trying to repair your GI tract. Gotta be as nice to that lining as possible. Raw is not a good idea.
Goji Berries/wolfberries: Helps you to avoid irregular heartbeats (just what I need!) and is a great source of fiber.
Dried Dates: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Niacin and Riboflavin. Aids with digestive help woohoo!
Ginger (yum!): I love this root. I always boil it when I feel like I’m just about to catch a cold, and the sickness (pretty much always) goes away!
Why I did not put in garlic… even though it’s my favorite (sad!): The sulphone hydroxyl ion penetrates the blood-brain barrier. Apparently, back in the war days, they used to dip their missiles in garlic water so that the toxin would go into the blood. Eek. Garlic also desynchronizes your brainwaves, so it basically makes you slow. WHAT! Man, this is a shocker. I just heard about this today.