Heat olive oil over medium heat in large pot. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and sauté until soft and translucent.
Add shiitakes, carrots, astragalus root and mushroom stock. Bring to low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
Add tamari and adjust seasoning if needed.Add broccoli florets and cook 2 minutes. Remove astragalus root pieces. Garnish with scallions before serving.
Any time you get sick, you need to up your intake of good intestinal bacteria! Friendly flora helps to produce virus-fighting antibodies and aids in vitamin absorption. So, improving your intake of probiotics is a must. You can get your probiotics by supplement or by eating probiotic-rich foods such as miso, kimchi, sauerkraut or kefir. See my raw coconut kefir yogurt posted previously on MindBodyGreen!
4.Grapefruit seed extract
Grapefruit seed extract has been found to be an effective antimicrobial, and is a true miracle supplement. Whenever I feel sick, I put 40 drops in an empty capsule and take one capsule two times a day. Within hours, the difference is unbelievable!
5. Nix sugar
Sugar dramatically decreases your immune function, so if you’re starting to feel ill, don’t go for anything sweet.
6. Sleep more
When you’re under the weather, shoot for a minimum of eight hours of sleep. If it’s really bad, take the day off. I know work is calling you, but your body only heals while you rest. Give yourself permission to catch some zzz’s!
7. Reduce stress
Illness thrives in a stressed body. So to stave off sickness, make relaxing activities part of your weekly routine. Try getting a reflexology foot massage, making time for that yoga class, or taking a 30-minute walk!
8. Sunshine for vitamin D
Your body needs vitamin D to activate pathogen fighting T-cells. And the best way to get your D is to soak up the sun! Try some sunscreen-free exposure for 20 minutes between 8 am and 10 am or between 4 pm and 6 m, when the sun isn't too harsh. And lose those sunglasses, because a great way to synthesize vitamin D is through your eyes!
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