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The Concoction 198x300 Drink this at the first sign of a cold...

Courtesy of Tracye McQuirter, founder of  By Any Greens Necessary.  Be sure to visit her website & sign up for her email list.


We’re heading into the holiday season for November, December, and January, and for many of us, that means feasting on more celebration foods than usual. All that indulging can create excess mucus and congestion in our bodies. So when you feel a cold coming on, try this drink to knock it right out.

I call it “The Concoction.” My mother first whipped it up a few years ago and trust me, it works!

But be warned, you will smell like garlic.

Chomp on a few sprigs of fresh parsley to cut the aroma and your peeps will thank you.

The Concoction


2-3 big cloves of fresh garlic
1 small red onion
1 tomato
1 lemon
1-2 generous dashes of cayenne

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Drink immediately.

Repeat as necessary (and don’t forget the parsley!).


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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is presenting a free  21-day Vegan Kickstart online program beginning January 1st. 

If you’ve been wanting to give vegan foods a try in the new year, this is a great way to start. 

Just register for the program to receive daily emails of tips, recipes, encouragement and more to help you eat vegan for 21 days.  I bet you’ll feel better and have more energy within the very first week. 

So why not give it a try?

For great tips on healthy eating, nutrition & recipes – visit HYN Nutrition Expert Tracye McQuirter at www.ByAnyGreensNecessary.com.  This article appears at the courtesy of By Any Greens Necessary.

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