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How to Knock Off Early Cold Symptoms

cold recipe soupIt won’t be long before the cold and flu season is upon us again. With the change of seasons often comes the unwelcome effects of the body throwing off toxins or anything causing imbalance. Sneezing, coughing, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, you know the drill.

All of these are the body’s attempt to escort or burn off unwanted substances that could cause more serious imbalances.

Want to know how to knock off the early cold symptoms?

The key is in helping the body return to its alkaline state quickly. When the blood pH of the body is slightly alkaline (somewhere around 7.2 pH is ideal), the body’s energy can be used for healing instead of constantly trying to maintain proper pH.

For example, an alkaline body will not allow most bacteria to grow. Bacteria thrive in acidic conditions, so creating an agreeable environment for them through improper diet and lifestyle is an open invitation to getting sick.

To help your body return to an alkaline state–which will immediately make you feel better as your cold symptoms disappear–use these key ingredients: umeboshi plum, genmai miso, nori seaweed, and caramelized white onion in water, then add green onion.

This simple broth will have you feeling better in no time.

Here are more detailed instructions:

Cold-fighting Miso Soup

1/2 white onion, diced
2 T plus 1 c. filtered water
1 T umeboshi plum
2 T Genmai miso
1 sheet of nori seaweed or 4 T nori flakes
1 green onion, diced

Caramelize your onion by heating 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan over low heat, adding the diced white onion and cooking it until browned and slightly sticky.

Add the rest of the water and heat until hot, but not boiling. Add umeboshi plum and miso and stir until dissolved into a broth.

Then crumble nori into small pieces or add nori flakes.

Ladle soup into a bowl and add raw green onions as a garnish. Makes one serving.

Note: It’s important not to let this soup boil or cook long on your stovetop because the miso will lose its health benefits.

Your health prescription: Take often to ward off cold symptoms.

Enjoy!

Pearl

p.s. to learn more about these ingredients click any of the links below:

umeboshi plum | genmai miso | nori seaweed

 

4 days ago 

This was our first time here and we absolutely loved this place. We thought they had a very nice menu selection and the meals that we ordered were fantastic. The meal prices were what we expected for this area and not really overpriced for the amount of food that we received. That staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. The view from the front dining area was very nice. We would definitely stop by here again when we are in the area. We are also going to recommend this place to our friends that come up to Sedona.

 LOUIS HOENIGER
5 days ago 
    
POLKADOTHUMAN W HERENOW 
7 days ago 
    

I love Thai food and have been cooking it for months of late. Still had to order some carryout from this favorite in Sedona. We had pad thai and Tom Kha soup with very plump shrimp. We were very pleased with all. See you again soon.

 LISA J
1 week ago 
    

Driving through town saw this restaurant and stopped.  We love Thai food and are always hunting them down.  This place did not disappoint.  We were surprised at how good it was with large portion sizes.  The spicy beef salad was delicious we ordered it with extra dressing medium spicy.  Loved it.  Also tried Tom yum with chicken, medium.  My son had to spice it up.  Thai rice with chicken was good.  Would highly recommend.

KIMBERLY F. 
3 weeks ago 
    
 CHELSEA SAYER
3 weeks ago 
    

Best thai food I ever had

DEREK WLODARSKI
3 weeks ago 
    

We did takeout from Thai Spices and everything was amazing!!!!! Fresh, high quality ingredients and we were happy to support a local restaurant! I would make the drive from Phoenix just to get food from here it was that good!!

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3 weeks ago 
    
JAMES RHODENHISER 
1 month ago 
    

Enjoyed their pad Thai and chicken larb!

 LAUREN ALLISON
1 month ago 
    

Excellent food. Ate outside--very nice patio. Nice size servings--brought enough home for second meal.

NYLA L. 

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