DID YOU KNOW? Peppermint oil has been shown to be effective at naturally treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies show that peppermint oil reduces spasms in the colon, relaxes the muscles of your intestines, and can help to reduce bloating and gassiness.
To help relieve IBS symptoms, try:
- Adding 1–2 drops of peppermint essential oil to your smoothie (check out my recipe below).
- Adding 1–2 drops of peppermint essential oil into a glass of water or capsule and take before meals.
- Applying 2–3 drops of peppermint essential oil (along with a carrier oil) topically to your abdomen.
Check out one of my favourite gut-soothing and dessert-inspired smoothie recipes that uses peppermint essential oil …
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Smoothie
INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1.5 cups frozen spinach
1 banana (frozen preferably)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tsp cacao powder
1 scoop PurePaleo Protein (chocolate)*
1-2 drops peppermint essential oil (food-grade) OR 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2-1 cup water
A few ice cubes (optional)
1 tbsp cacao nibs (stirred in after blending)
*If you’re using PurePaleo Protein (vanilla) I suggest adding 2 tsp of cacao powder.
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1. Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
2. Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and stir in cacao nibs.
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This potent Lemon Ginger Tea is an effective recipe to help prevent and treat the cold or flu. It’s loaded with broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties, making it the perfect natural remedy! So, if you find yourself surrounded by sick people or maybe you’re trying to treat a cold or flu that hit you hard and fast, this recipe is for you.
DID YOU KNOW? Ginger has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties, making it the perfect natural remedy to help prevent and treat certain conditions.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its purposes.
The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties.
I recommend consuming 2-6 cups of this tea daily for prevention and/or treatment of the cold or flu.
Additionally, this tea is excellent before or after meals to help reduce symptoms of gas, bloating, acid-reflux or digestive discomfort.
What you need for lemon ginger tea
- Fresh ginger root
- Filtered water
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Lemon Ginger Tea
This potent Lemon Ginger Tea is an effective recipe to help prevent and treat the cold or flu. So, if you find yourself surrounded by sick people or maybe you're trying to treat a cold or flu that hit you hard and fast, this recipe is for you.
- 1 lb fresh ginger root
- 1.5 liters filtered water
- 3 lemons
Bring pot of water to a boil.
Peel and finely grate ginger. Add to boiling water.
Let boil for 5 minutes then bring to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Strain ginger tea into a mason jar using a fine mesh sifter. Let cool then store in the fridge.
For a cup of hot lemon ginger tea