Recipe: My Trainer Alex’s pH Balancing Anti-Inflammatory Tonic

My awesome trainer, Alex, shared his pH balancing/anti-flammatory tonic recipe with me. Although he didn’t spell out the exact proportions, I decided to take the plunge, make it my own, and see what happens.

This tonic came at the perfect time. I was not only fighting an allergy/cold, but recovering from spraining my foot. (I was wrestling with the vacuum hose while cleaning the stairs, and the hose won.) As much as I was tempted to nurse my wounds and ill-health with a fruity martini, I opted to try Alex’s pH balancing tonic instead. Wow.

I think it helped me recover from my injury and illness sooner than expected. I also felt less congested after drinking the tonic. It helped break up the gunk in my respiratory system.  Continue reading


Grandma Lee’s Fruit Infusion for Sore Throats and Coughs

Tis the season for my mom’s fruit infusion—the quintessential immune booster and natural remedy for sore throats and incessant coughs. Two major components act as a natural cough suppressant and throat soother—the pectin from the fruit and honey. These are often ingredients that one would find in Halls Fruit Breezer cough drops. However, the best part of this home remedy is that it has no artificial coloring or flavoring, and one can control the amount of sweetness, as well as get some much needed fluids and vitamins in the system.

I’ve often noticed a considerable improvement within a day or two after drinking a few cups of this infusion. First I get really warm, like the engines are revving up, and then I get a bit of the sweats, as though my body is getting rid of some toxins. And then the next day, I feel like a whole new person. Give it a try and see for yourself. Continue reading