An Anti-Inflammatory Elixir to Drink Every Morning

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

It is highly recommended to start your day with lemon and water on an empty stomach upon rising to improve digestion, liver function and to enjoy its wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Here’s more on why you should start your day with lemon and water. During a Reboot we suggest that you start your day with lemon and ginger so here is a spin in this old favorite which adds more punch. Turmeric and limes will also increase the wonderful anti-inflammatory, liver and digestive benefits. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (500 ml) warm/hot water
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of fresh turmeric, sliced or grated
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of fresh ginger, sliced or grated

Directions:

  1. Boil the water.
  2. Pour into a cup or 2 as much room temperature water and boiled water to your desired temperature to make up 2 cups. (Some people prefer hot while others prefer warm).
  3. Mix in the lemon and lime juice with the sliced or grated ginger and turmeric.
  4. Let it steep for 5-10mins then Enjoy! You can let this sit over night to get even more out of the ginger and turmeric.

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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