Master Fire Tonic
I have been thinking about my health this week while doing a 3 day cleanse. It was half term, which requires quite a bit of energy and I wasn’t sure I could do it but it was actually much easier than anticipated.
Four years ago I struggled a lot with my health, I was getting 6 colds a year and these were not just runny noses, I would almost always end up with sinusitis and a chest cough and it would take 2-3 weeks to get over the bug.
This was when I first started wondering what could I do in a natural way to support my health and wellness as the GP just offered antibiotics, which always had lots of unpleasant side effects.
Back then, apart from my old beloved nightly glass of wine, I ate a mainly organic paleo diet, but with the pressure I was in at work it seemed no amount of good food could offset the levels of stress that I experienced.
One night I found a recipe for a ‘Master Tonic”. It was an apple cider vinegar concoction pitched as a natural antibiotics. I was prepared to try anything at this stage so I made a first batch. One month later it was ready, but it tasted awful and the effect was overwhelming!
However, having a shot a day and 3 when I got sore throats, my cold count decreased from 6 a year to 1 or 2. It was amazing! The ingredients were all regularly in our meals (onions, garlic, turmeric, ginger) but there was something about the combination and them being in raw form that kept beating the bugs time after time.
For the most part, humans have used water or alcohol to extract the goodness from botanicals but it turns out that apple cider vinegar is just as good. It's a powerful extractor and also preservative. Considering how good ACV is for you, it's a win on many levels.
Over the years we’ve improved the recipe making all kinds of adjustments, adding other powerful plants for taste and effect. By the beginning of this summer the recipe was complete.
The current version is more rounded and easier to take but still packs a punch and keeps the colds away. It took me a year to drink the tonic straight but I find the new version much easier to stomach than before.
I don’t think I would have been able to do this cleanse without any cravings if it hadn’t been for these Master Tonics. It has changed my health, I owe it much, and I am pleased we are able to provide this for others and hope they will benefit as I have.