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Shannon Smuts Brauer

Shannon Smuts Brauer

Eff off Flu!

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I’m a firm believer in using raw food to support your body’s natural immunity to flu infections.

This Winter, we took that this philosophy into our corporate cafes: where hundreds of innocent working professionals are not only up against the flu virus itself, but also its trusty accelerator and best mate: the dreaded office aircon!  

These little flu-busting shots should seriously be an after-breakfast staple (and certainly an all-natural alternative to the mystery-mix flu injections Big Pharma sells at your local chemist) for any and all who wake up with an ominous tickle in their throat.

Here are 6 reasons why:

  1. You know and understand the benefits of every single ingredient.
  2. They are widely known to boost your body’s natural immune system.
  3. They can be ingested any day, at any time, without any side effects.
  4. They contain turmeric, which contains curcumin, and, according to a 2009 study, curcumin can “reduce viral replication by over 90 percent in laboratory cells infected with influenza varieties.”
  5. They also contain cayenne pepper, which stimulates the ‘cooling portion’ of the brain (aka your hypothalamus) – which is fantastic for managing a fever.
  6. The legend of the cure-all ginger, garlic, and lemon combination actually originates in old German folklore – and I’m totally on board. When used in raw flu shots, these ingredients have a miraculous effect on soothing a scratchy throat.  

Keen to make your own raw flu shot?

Pure Good’s got you covered. Here’s the all-natural remedy we’re using to fight the flu, one shot at a time:

1st soak 2 teabags in 100ml hot water with 1 spoon honey.

Put through your juicer

1 thumb Ginger

1 clove Raw Garlic

1/2 Lemon

Add to your juice

1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon Tumeric powder

Add the rooibos liquid and mix well.

Store in a bottle and knock back a shot every morning during flu season!

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