Winter has finally arrived
I hope this newsletter finds you warm and well on ‘the Queen’s Birthday’
So I thought I would continue the 5 for Monday idea and bring you the next installment
1 – Supplement I am taking – Rosita Cod Liver Oil
I am a huge fan of cod liver oil as a good quality one has many benefits including …
High in vitamin A & D. Vitamin A which has many roles in the body, including maintaining healthy eyes, brain function and skin. Cod liver oil is also one of the best sources of vitamin D, which has an important role in maintaining healthy bones by regulating calcium absorption amongst many other things.
The challenge with Cod liver Oil is finding a brand in which one trusts. After the controversy of Blue Ice https://wellnessmama.com/59039/fermented-cod-liver-oil-safe/ a brand I took on a regular basis I have found it hard to find anything that ticks all the boxes. Rosita provided test results for fatty acids, vitamins, dioxins & PCBs, rancidity, and oxidation by-products on their website, along with a list of institutions that performed the testing as well as the dates of the tests. Not only this, these guys are endorsed by some very reputable figures within the health industry.
2 – Food I Am Eating – Bennetto Orange with Chilli
Literally as I am typing this out I am working my way through a bar of orange, chilli and chocolate. If you know you know, if you don’t then you should 😉
3 – Winter warmer – Turmeric Tea
This is the new coffee (well for Krystie anyway). Turmeric tea is not only tastes great, it supports immune function, liver function and has high anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. The concoction we make and drink actually maximises the natural antioxidant power of turmeric because it is combined with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat. There are four components you need to get the full benefits of turmeric; heat, the turmeric itself (curcumin), some kind of fat for absorption and a little black pepper to activate the turmeric.
Combine all in a blender then heat gently; 2 cups milk of choice such as almond/coconut or water, 1 tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cinnamon powder, pinch of ground black pepper, tiny piece of fresh peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder, pinch of cayenne pepper. You can also sweeten it if necessary with raw honey or stevia.
4 – What I am watching – The Kombucha Billionaire (4 mins)
An interesting story surrounding one of the pioneers of kombucha. Krystie and I have been making kombucha for over 8 years now and I was first made aware of Kombucha after Sally Fallon released the monumental book Nourishing Traditions back in 1995. To say that Kombucha has become mainstream is an understatement. What was water, scoby mushroom, sugar, tea and fermentation has now become flavoured filled, stevia sweetened kombucha concentrate.
Interestingly last year the United States Kombucha market was worth $US600 million and it is predicted to rise to an incredible $5.5 billion by 2025.
5. Stay Away Colds (and anyone for that matter)
Over the winter months you will find a little jar of good quality raw Manuka honey in the fridge, with finely diced garlic mixed into this. Any signs of sniffles, colds, sore throats etc, a teaspoon of this is consumed. Palatable but has a nice subtle kick to it. Best probably taken before bed 🙂
That is it for today. Have a great one.
Paul “the chocolate King” and Krystie “yellow hands” Miller