Winter Immune Boosters
MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS Shiitake, maitake, reishi and chaga are magical mushrooms, but not in the way you’re thinking. Shiitakes can reduce inflammation and boost gut immunity; maitake may help fight cancer; reishi fight inflammation, infections and cancer; and chaga shore up the immune system when it’s compromised and backs off when it’s strong. Eat (or drink) them, or supplement with them as part of your immune support.
LEMON JUICE Lemon juice is high in vitamin C and helps to flush your kidneys and aid your digestive system, so that your body doesn’t have to work as hard. Lemons are also high in bioflavonoids, which can help kill free radicals. I start my day with warm water mixed with lemon juice and 5 sprays of propolis to boost my system and stimulate my organs.
PINE NEEDLE TEA contains high levels of Vitamin A, which is good for your eyesight, improves hair and skin regeneration and improves red blood cell production. Use as an expectorant for coughs and to help relieve chest congestion; it is also good for sore throats. ... Pine needles contain antioxidants.