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How to Boost Your Immunity – Part 2

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In today’s vodcast, I’m continuing my series on how to boost your immunity to prevent illness. In Part 2 of my three-part series, I focus on what to eat in the event we become sick. The foods we select may help to shorten the duration of our illness and help us recover quicker.

These conversational vodcasts are available to the Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.

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Boost Your Immunity by Eating Nutrient Dense Foods

Even with your best efforts to boost your immunity, you may still become sick with a common illness like cold and flu. So when you’re trying to recover from an illness, make sure you are eating nutrient-dense foods.

The good news is the foods I discuss in this vodcast can be easy to prepare even when you feel under the weather. You can also prepare many of these foods in advance and store them in your freezer. So read on to learn about one of the foods I recommend, and then be sure to watch the entire Kitchen Academy member vodcast to learn more.

Nature’s Penicillin to Boost Your Immunity

When you are ill, and you’re trying to boost your immunity, one of the best actions you can take is to drink nutrient-rich bone broth or broth, preferably chicken bone broth or chicken broth.

These broths are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins B12 and D, among others, and a whole host of minerals, especially when prepared with fresh vegetables and alliums that include carrots, celery, onions, and garlic.

In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, chicken bone broth or chicken broth also provide heat and hydration. The heat of these warm broths soothes the upper respiratory system, while the nature of broth as a liquid helps prevent dehydration, which is a problem often common with colds, flu, and other related illnesses.

Home Cook’s Note: For those of you new to making chicken bone broth or chicken broth, the distinction is a simple one. Chicken bone broth is made using the carcass of the chicken along with some scraps, while chicken broth is made with the whole chicken.

In the following video, I talk about the difference between beef broth, stock, and bone broth.

When You Need to Make Chicken Broth Quickly

You can easily prepare chicken bone broth and chicken broth in advance and keep your decanted liquid in your freezer. But if you don’t have any broth on hand, there is a simple way to prepare a one-pot chicken dish that will be comforting to your digestive system, as well as your respiratory system, and speed your recovery.

This dish is a simple twist on a homemade chicken soup called Praised Chicken. This recipe provides plenty of broth for sipping, plus tender protein-rich chicken and mineral-rich vegetables to eat. In the video below, I show you how easy this is to prepare.

How to Make Chicken Bone Broth

If you would like to make chicken bone broth in advance and keep it in your freezer, I show you three easy ways to do this in the slow cooker, the instant pot, and on the stovetop. And one of the best things about chicken bone broth is that it literally only costs pennies to make!

Other Kitchen Academy Videos in This Series

I focus on the best nutrient-dense foods to eat to boost your immunity when trying to recover from illness in today’s video. In case you missed Part 1 in this How You Boost Your Immunity series, be sure to watch it to catch up on this important subject.

In Part 1, I cover how to incorporate certain habits into your daily life to naturally boost your immunity to help you fend off illness as best you can.

A Word of Caution about Home Remedies

In addition to consuming nutrient-dense foods, I also want to share with you some recipes for simple home remedies to boost your immunity. First, however, I have some important information to share with your first.

Approach all home remedies with knowledge and caution. Many home remedies include herbs, and many herbs have potent medicinal properties and have been used as medicine for centuries.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication (over the counter or prescription), having allergies, or thinking of using medicinal herbs or home remedies with children, make sure you first talk to your doctor, pediatrician, or other health care professional. You want to ensure that the home remedies you plan to use will not adversely affect you or your children. I can’t stress this enough! Herbs are medicine. Never be casual or negligent in their use.

Ok, let’s start talking about using home remedies to boost immunity.

Home Remedies to Boost Your Immunity

In today’s member video, I share both foods and home remedies to include in your regimen to help you or your loved ones recover from common illnesses.

In the videos below, I discuss the importance of having each of these home remedies on hand, the role they play in boosting your immunity, and I then show you how to make them.

Master Herbal Recipes

If you have not had a chance to watch my Master Herbal Recipes series, I highly recommend it. I share a master recipe with you for how to make herbal teas, herbal tinctures, and herbal oils and salves.

Learning how to make these recipes homemade using any herbs you choose allows you to customize your herbal product to your particular needs. You’ll also be able to save a lot of money by not having to buy these herbal products preprepared for you.

Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy

My comprehensive vodcasts are exclusively available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.

This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)

More Kitchen Pioneer Videos

As a Kitchen Pioneer member, your YouTube video comments include a special badge next to your YouTube username. You’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos, and I’m happy to reply.

Catch up on some of the videos in our membership community that you may not have seen:

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