The book Food as Medicine is a treasure trove of information on how to use food to heal and nourish your body. The fall is the time when ragweed and mold allergies act up (ah-choo!), and reaching for drugs to might have negative side effects and cause you to feel imbalanced just isn’t an option for many yogis and natural healing proponents.
Here’s a simple recipe for an anti-allergy smoothie from Food as Medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD:
2 sliced cantaloupe, peeled
1/4 inch ginger root, peeled
Optional scoop of green powder
Wash and dry all ingredients. Juice. Use within 2-3 hours. Keep refrigerated.
According to Dr. Khalsa, “Cantaloupe, ginger and apple boost the immune system, detoxify the gastrointestinal track, and soothe the digestive system. This rejuvenates the internal organs, which helps to alleviate allergy symptoms.”