Okay, this will be a short one, but it might just make your morning routine a hell of a lot better!
A little over a week back I got some kind of rash on my arm. And, my wife, being the loving woman that she is, said she had what I needed to get rid of it. She went to the pantry and pulled out our jar of honey and a bag of turmeric powder. Then, she went to the spice rack and pulled out ground ginger and some cayenne pepper.
She stirred together the following ingredients in a jar:
- 1/4c Honey
- 1tsp Ground Ginger
- 1tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
I thought she was going to have me smear this on the rash, which, if she would have told me to, I probably would have!
But, no. She said the rash is likely from some toxin inside of me. So, she said to take a tablespoon a day. Eat it straight. I did. Tasted AMAZING. The rash was gone in a few days and I had leftover Immunity Boost Honey, as I called it.
The story would normally end here.....
But, I'm kind of a coffee snob, too. I really like 2 cups of great coffee in the morning. But, drinking it black isn't really my thing. I mean, I can, but it's just not what I want. So, I like some cream in it. But, what tastes best to me is real dairy cream. But, I don't really want to have much dairy product so I choose to have something else.
And, this is where I've been struggling.
All the non dairy creamers I've found, like Almond based or Coconut based, usually have some form of gums, vegetable oils, or some other ingredient I don't want to put into my body every single day I'm on planet Earth. I mean, 1 day out of 30 or so, yeah, I'll probably do it. But, not every freaking day.
So, for the past few months, I've given up trying all those non dairy creamer options that keep popping up in the dairy section refrigerators at the grocery stores. Instead, I just add some of my Vanilla flavored, unsweetened, organic almond milk.
Doesn't taste that great in coffee, but at least it takes the edge off of drinking black coffee.
And, this is where the 2 stories come together!
One morning, I'm like hey, honey would be good in here as a natural sweetener. Of course, you probably gathered, I don't use fake sweeteners or manufactured sugar. But, honey, yeah! I went to the pantry and BINGO! I saw the Immunity Boost Honey. I'm like, yeah, let's try this. So, into my cup of coffee with vanilla flavored, unsweetened, organic almond milk, I put a tablespoon of this honey.
HOLY HELL! It made the most amazing cup of coffee. And, the ginger kicked everything up a notch. And, the cayenne, kicked it up again. Before long I was feeling great!!!
Most importantly, the coffee tasted AMAZING. But, in addition, I'm getting Honey, which is healthy for the body; ginger, which is great for the body and especially the stomach for gut health; turmeric which is great for inflammation and arthritis and cayenne, which is good for many people.
Now, the cayenne, actually brings in an issue for me. So, I won't be adding it to my future mixtures of this honey. As I've learned from "Eat Right For Your Type", a book by Dr. Peter J. Adamo with Catherine Whitney, most peppers are not good for me because I'm a person with blood type A. It irritates my mucus membranes causing way too much mucus.
This article is not really about this book, but while I've brought it up...
Basically, humans come in 4 different blood types, A, B, AB and O. Each blood type originated from a different type of civilization/society. As such, each blood type formed around a certain diet type. For each blood type there are some foods that are "not good", some that are "nutritional/average" and some that are great or almost medicinal. Each blood type has different foods under each of these categories.
So, for instance coffee is good for me. Red wine is good for me. Many Fish are good for me; many are bad. Cayenne is bad for me. Vinegar is bad for me. Black Tea, Liquor, Coconut and Peanuts are all bad for me. Almonds, Avocado, Lettuce, Zucchini and Poultry are neutral for me. And, yeah, all the different types have different foods that are good/neutral/bad.
The book gives an explanation of how the societies developed around their available food sources, and it really makes sense. The book gives a fairly complete list of foods for each blood type and it gives recipes and menus.
Check it out if you like. It's a really fantastic book and this link will take you to Amazon: Eat Right for Your Type Book
But, yeah, with all that being said, my rash is gone, my coffee is better than perfect everyday, I'm getting ginger, turmeric and honey for a boost to my immune system each day and my beautiful wife gets even more love and praise from me! Win-Win-Win-Win
Well, I thought this would be a short article.....LOL!