• 1 whole chicken
  • 3 medium sweet potato*
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 carrots*
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 2 stripes kelp or 2 tbsp
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomato*
  • handful chives
  • 1 bundle parsley
  • 2 chunks ginger {2" x 2"}
  • dried or fresh oregano
  • 3 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ground pepper to taste*
  • few dashes of garlic powder
  • optional:
  • ghee
  • oregano essential oil
  • *omit for FreeDiet™- phase 1
  • can replace sweet potato w butternut squash

I will forever cringe at the mention of the Flu and back away cautiously as to not disturb those atrocious pathogens; wherever they lay while destroying health!  I was the lucky recipient of the dreadful Flu A last week and was knocked on my tush for 5 harrowing days.

I had the energy of a slug, fever of a desert dweller and appetite of an ant!  Although I had Flu A,  it was not the grade I was looking for…I kept thinking maybe Flu F would have scored me a better experience {wink wink}!

I am professing now, that I vow to never get the Flu again…so help me God!  Even as I write this I am still not my chirpy self full of life……slightly dwindled but determined to exude vibrancy soon!!

I wanted to share with you the Doc’s (my husband’s) expert advice on how to stay healthy,  and my version of this AMAZING chicken soup that our patient care coordinator, Kayla, made for me.  I kid you not, it nursed me back to health one spoonful at a time {I was so grateful}!

You may know how contagious the flu is and yet NO ONE else in my household got it {miracle if I ever saw one} even after we all shared the same straw drinking a coconut the day before the ghastly Flu took me over.

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What makes this soup healing is the kelp {has iodine and other incredible necessary nutrients and is known to assist the body in fighting infection}, oregano &  garlic {antibacterial & viral}. Also the ginger {natural inflammatory} and parsley {has incredible source of anti-oxidant nutrients} all make this recipe like medicine in a bowl!

So why is it that my husband and child didn’t get the Flu?  It has something to do with going to bed early, exercising, eating NO grains or sugar, using the sauna and taking a handful of supporting supplements.  All of which my husband managed to do in between taking care of me, cooking, driving our daughter to school and working a full day {yes I love him and loathe him in this moment}.

Seriously, I love this man, he is my hero in many ways, and I will tell you this I vow to model his methods of self care {finally he says}!  If he can do it so can I!  NO more excuses for this girl….even if I am a MOTHER and have a lot on my plate!  Why do some of us continue to allow our health to take a back seat?  We need to put the oxygen mask on our face first so we can take care of others around us {and not catch the dreaded Flu}.

For an easy plan to stay healthy, click here to read a great article the good Doc wrote on natural immune support.

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World’s Most Healing Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 strips of Kelp or 2 tbsp
  • handful chives
  • 1 bundle parsley
  • 2 chunks ginger {2″ x 2″}
  • oregano {or oregano essential oil}
  • 3 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • few dashes of garlic powder
  • Optional:
  • ghee
  • oregano essential oil
  • *omit for FreeDiet™- phase 1
  • can replace sweet potato w butternut squash

Instructions
  1. In a large pot filled halfway with water add whole chicken and gently boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Make sure chicken is covered with water. Add 2 tsp of salt.
  3. Wash and cut all vegetables. Peel carrots, ginger and if potatoes are not organic peel those too.
  4. Check chicken and skim of the white foam that is the chicken fat. Turn down to low heat after 20 min.
  5. Add potato, carrots, celery, onions, ginger, garlic, oregano and tomatoes and cook for another 20 minutes.
  6. At this point you can lift the chicken out and separate meat to add back to soup.
  7. Add the chopped parsley, kelp just before it is done as well as ghee and oregano oil {if using}.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy the natural healing properties of this soup!

Notes
The secret to this soup being what I claim “the world’s most healing soup” is the ginger, kelp, whole head of garlic and oregano. If you do not have culinary oregano essential oil you can use dried or fresh oregano. Also, adding ghee gives this soup a buttery hint of flavor. Ghee is actually clarified butter which means the milk solids are removed and it is super good for you! I am a fan of grass-fed butter too but I will leave that up to you. If you need this to be paleo approved exchange the sweet potato for other options. I highly suggest you make this soup before flu season and freeze it in small 1 serving glass jars for when the need arises. Make sure to leave a few inches from top to allow for expansion when freezing. Please use all organic ingredients in this soup when you can.

 

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With a Spoonful of Healing Soup,

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