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Immunity Boosting with Thai Soups

Boosting your Immunity with Thai soups, like Tom Kai Gha, can help save you from the flu shot needle

This Thai soup is renowned for its cold/flu fighting abilities and is being studied for its cancer-fighting agents, as well.

This Thai soup is renowned for its cold/flu fighting abilities and is being studied for its cancer-fighting agents, as well.

By Erin Dotsey

Most folks who go off to college “experiment” with such seedy things as drugs, sex, rock-and-roll, etc… However, my experimentation leaned more on the culinary side… College is when I began experimenting with food!

I grew up with a mother who had a very limited palette.  Therefore I, and my three siblings, also had very limited palettes (READ: we were very, very picky).  To this day, I still have an irrational fear of ketchup, but I digress…

My junior year in college, a bohemian girl named Katie moved in with me.  Katie is from Boone, NC, and a bit of a hippy – but she will eat anything!  She opened my eyes to so many gastronomic wonders, like fresh fruit and (gag!) vegetables.  One day, she was even able to talk me into trying sushi!!

The day that my life changed, however, occurred right after we had completed our finals the last semester of our senior year.  Katie’s mom and sister came to celebrate graduation with us, and they took us out to eat at Indochene – a well-renowned Thai food restaurant in Wilmington, NC, where we attended college.thailand

Well, I had never been to a Thai restaurant before, and not only was I petrified, but I was also over-whelmed at the menu’s vast selection.  That day, Katie’s mom ordered an appetizer sampler, filled with food stuffs I had never heard of.  I wanted to ask what each one was and what all ingredients were inside… But then I stopped myself, and I thought, “You know what?  Why does it matter?  If I try it and I like it, then who cares??  Why scare myself into not enjoying it?”  So, I decided to say “Yes” to everything on that platter… And guess how much food I didn’t enjoy?  NONE.  I liked every tasty morsel I put into my mouth… It was amazing!!

To this day, I crave Thai food… Thai soups, Thai noodles, Thai spring roles, etc… and to this day, I try just about anything.  I know I dislike olives, and the taste of celery, if too strong, is a major turn-off, but I’ll pretty much eat anything!

In fact, I eat so MUCH Thai food now… (I live less than a mile from Thai Aroma in Ellicott City, MD, and it is AMAZING!!), that I decided to experiment with making my own Thai soup one day, in the form of Lemongrass-coconut soup (Tom Kha) one day.  I had caught a cold from a co-worker, and my body was craving Thai soup.  As I was researching recipes, it came up that “A recent joint study by Thailand’s Kasetsart University and Japan’s Kyoto and Kinki Universities has found that the ingredients in Tom Yum Gung soup are 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth than other foods.”  “Tom” soups, and Pho (a Thai beef stock soup) have traditionally been used as our chicken noodle soup, but with even more immunity boosting ingredients!

These ingredients, found in Tom Kha Gai, help boost your immunity, studies have found.

These ingredients, found in Tom Kha Gai, help boost your immunity, studies have found.

Now is the time to start getting your immune system ready for the Winter.  Instead of flu shots, try consuming 1 bowl of Tom Kha Gai per week.  If you pair that with a healthy Green Smoothie, you will be amazed!

For more information on the cold-fighting abilities of Thai soup, and for  a recipe, visit this site: http://shesimmers.com/2010/11/tom-kha-gai-recipe-tutorial-for.html

Trying new foods can be scary, but if you like lemon grass and/or coconut, I feel  confident that you will quickly become as addicted to Thai Food as I have!

Enjoy, and stay healthy!

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Ways to Build Your Immune System

There are ways to build your immune system, naturally, without antibiotics and vaccinations … to prevent viruses, colds, sickness and the flu.

  • Eat whole foods that are “alive”.Drink Fresh, Filtered Water
  • Drink clean, filtered water, daily.  For example, if you weigh 128 pounds, drink 64 ounces, daily; 200 pounds, 100 ounces, etc. …
  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Avoid sugar and sweeteners.
  • Avoid flour and grains. When eaten in excess, they turn to sugar.
  • Avoid genetically modified foods.
  • Avoid any animal or product that was fed hormones and/or antibiotics.
  • Sleep 8 to 9 hours each night.  Healing takes place in the Stage IV sleep (aka “REM” State).
  • Get plenty of Vitamin D … Sunshine !
  • Wash your hands.
  • Keep your fingers out of your mouth.
  • Do not put “nasal mucus” (aka “snot”) or  “ear wax” into your mouth.  This may sound like common sense, but it is important to avoid touching door handles, which exposes not only YOU to OTHERS’ germs, but also OTHERS to YOUR germs.
  • Do not sneeze into the air.  Germs “hang” onto air particles and can travel across a room !  When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a piece of cloth. This is being courteous and respectful to others and setting an example of how you want to be treated. If you don’t have a “handkerchief”, use your sleeve … find a way to be creative.
  • Blow your nose in the bathroom.  Nasal mucus is full of germs and it is not only unhealthy, but is considered to be bad manners to blow your nose around others.  Nobody enjoys seeing or hearing this.  No one enjoys being touched afterward, especially knowing that your hands have not been washed.
  • Avoid hospitals, unless necessary.
  • Avoid antibiotics, if at all possible. If you are forced to take an antibiotic, take a probiotic at the same time. In the winter and “flu season”, I take a probiotic to strengthen the good bacteria, and to ward off  viruses from the public. Many healthy yogurts have the Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which is a good bacteria culture.
  • Think and speak positive and kind thoughts. Negativity attracts disease.  Positivity deflects disease.
  • Treat others with love and respect, even if you don’t like or agree with them. They may not remember what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

Kindness draws kindness … Love draws love … Whole, pure, “alive” foods, draw health.

We are born to respect and cultivate the mind, body and soul connection … aka, balance and peace.

We become what we love. We become what we fear. We become what we think …

“Choose the good thoughts.”  ( www.tut.com )

With our programs, you can learn how to:

  • Eat healing foods that help you feel energized, light hearted and disease free.
  • Reach a healthy weight without surgery, medications, injections, yo-yo dieting or other unnatural methods of weight-loss.
  • Regulate your blood sugar levels without medications (even if you have been told differently) .
  • Control your diabetes with your food choices (even if you have been told differently).
  • Bring your LDL cholesterol numbers down and “ditch” the medications that are weakening your muscles and “robbing your energy and strength (even if you have been told “your cholesterol problem is inherited”).
  • Strengthen your blood, your heart and “take a load” off your heart muscle (and most likely get rid of your blood pressure medication).
  • Build your immune system to avoid the “fear factor” of missing a vaccination. In other words, strengthen your immune system instead of depending on vaccinations for your health.
  • Build your child’s immune system to protect them from the unhealthy bacteria at school and play.
  • Avoid foods that are known to cause cancer.
  • Avoid these ailments … or get rid of them if you already have them ! :
    • Heart Disease
    • Obesity
    • Acid Reflux, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Ulcers, etc.
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Incontinence
    • Insomnia
  • Give your body the energy it needs to heal.

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