“Money often costs too much.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

First thing I did when I started reading about the immune system and how to care for this part of the body is to find out exactly what the immune system is.  Think white blood cells and other things in your body that seek out and destroy disease causing organism.  Nice to have them around.  Good idea to support them.

immune cells

Something like that!

So what foods would you want to include in your diet to assist these valuable workers?  You already know!  We’re back to leafy greens and whole grains and nuts and seeds.  All of these are said to help because they’re high in vitamin E.

Also, when a cold seems to be coming on it’s a good idea to sip some warm lemon water with a bit of grated ginger and honey.  That would be a drink that’s high in vitamin C.  No, you don’t really need the brandy!  And if you do succumb and become congested, a bit of onion and garlic added to your meal is supposed to help.

And best of all, when your body is out of sorts and needs a bit of help,  the recommendation is to get more sleep!  Like lots of extra sleep!


A warm drink, a bowl of nuts and a few extra naps.  I can do that.

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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