Homemade Cough Syrup

REPOST since it’s that time of year.  As many of you know I turn to medication as a last resort.  Try this natural homemade cough syrup.  It is a great idea to make it ahead of time.


What can you do at the first sign of a cold or the flu to keep it from becoming full-blown?  Just a quick recipe that I have tried and it works wonders for the immune system.  You can use it for the treatment of symptoms or as prevention.  When people around you are sick such as close family or co-workers that you have no choice of being around, we must have a way to ward off illness.

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Here is what you will need…..it’s super simple:

  • About 20-24 cloves of garlic
  • Enough honey to cover the garlic in a jar to yield about a pint (approximately 400 mL by the time the garlic is added)
  • Note:  Raw honey is preferred instead of refined like you typically buy at the grocery store.  You can always make a half batch of this recipe.
  1. Peel the garlic cloves, crush them or cut them into tiny pieces and put them in a medium-size jar; add enough honey to cover the garlic and then set it aside for at least 36 hours.
  2. Take one teaspoon every 2-3 hours or as needed to relieve cough and sore throat.
  3. Use at the first signs of cough/cold and flu symptoms as an immune system booster.

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Garlic contains Allicin

This part of garlic gives it it’s health benefits but also will cause bad odor and potent taste.  The fresher it is, as with other foods, the more potent it is.  Garlic is a natural anti-infectant, helps to decrease blood pressure and works against blood clotting to some degree.

Honey stands on its own as a natural remedy

Honey is not only a natural sweetener, but it also has many vitamins and nutrients. If used in raw form as a sweetener, it won’t spike your blood sugar.  Its anti-oxidant properties are powerful and it guards against free radicals which can be cancer-causing.   more info honey health benefits

Together, these 2 make a superfood that helps us in multiple ways!

Do you have a recipe that’s similar to this?  Post it in my comments and let us know how it worked for you!

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Another Milestone Reached

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Thanks so much for all of the support! Blogging is a joy but a challenge to find the time. While working full time as a pharmacist and teaching dance classes part-time, I often have to choose. Each person that takes the time to read or watch the videos posted is grately appreciated! I hope to keep bringing more health, fitness and spiritually uplifting information here at tapin2life!

 

Thanks for 2 Years at tapin2life

It’s been a challenging but great journey!  I want to say thank you to my WordPress Family and to my faithful friends who support my blog here at tapin2life.  Working full-time in healthcare, being a part-time dance instructor and taking care of family is truly rewarding and exhausting at the same time but it makes life worth living to see the fruits of my labor.  

Just remember to stay positive and remember that our Father, creator of all things in the Heavens and the Earth is a Waymaker, Healer, Promise Keeper and most of all Faithful!  How much more should we strive to be like this to Him and to each other?  Thanks again and bless someone else with inspiration to push forward today by sharing this!!

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Rheumatoid Arthritis | Diet and best food to eat

This is a great summary for those who suffer from arthritis. I use ginger and tumeric in green tea. Thanks to Misha for posting😄! I will be suret o try some of these other foods.

The Glitterati Affair

Living with Rheumatoid arthritis is chronic and annoying. Two years ago, our world came crumbling down when me and my family  got to know about our mother being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). An auto immune disease, but also very common, found in people residing in India and all over the world, this disease has no cure. The treatment for RA is all about steroids, injections and surgeries if uncontrollable. We couldn’t really see her in immense pain and ultimately we all resorted for steroids as the last option keeping in mind, the weather of my hometown which is quite chilly, rainy and cooler for the maximum months of the year. RA has no connection with age or gender. It is an irrevocable occurrence in the immune system which mistakenly attacks our own bodies’ tissues thereby mainly affecting the inner lining of the joints, causing painful swelling, stiffness…

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Being Mentally Strong

abyss-adult-brave-2932I loved this post from a friend so much I had to reblog it!

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Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about these attributes. Of course we have an abundance of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience.

When most people set out to become fit, they’re thinking about their physical fitness. Getting in better physical shape tops the list for many.

In this case, if more people focused on their mental fitness, however, they’d likely become more successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves – physical fitness or otherwise.

Building mental muscle is the key to self-discipline, delayed gratification, grit, and perseverance. These are the skills you will need to become the best mental version of yourself.

We all would like to be able to deal with life’s ups and downs with strength and grace, and learning to manage your emotions is another important part of becoming mentally strong.

Keep in mind, being mentally strong doesn’t mean you don’t experience…

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Help Needed for the Chageem

Chag Sameach Family & Friends!  Once again we are in the High Holy Day Season and as a community we are in need of your assistance.  Due to a large number of guests coming in, we are asking for your assistance in hosting them.  Many come to the Holy Land looking for a spiritual experience and we do our best to accommodate them during those times.

You may help by giving any of the amounts below and can donate as many times as you are moved to do so.

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Thank you ahead of time for your generosity and faith. We pray that you and your family enjoy the upcoming Chageem!  We will post a weekly update here of donation progress so feel free to stop by!

 

Celebrating 100 Posts

This week (actually last week) LOL I celebrated my 100th blog post here on tapin2life and wanted to give all of my blog and email followers a great big hearty……..

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Very grateful for the support and love you have shared and looking forward to the next 100 posts!  In the meantime, keep spreading the health, meditation and dance posts and most of all share the Love and be a blessing to someone daily.

Above 2017 dance recital clip performed by Caruthers’ Dance Studio, over 50 years and still inspiring me to follow my dreams!

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Wisdom quote.

This was such a timely quote that I knew the Father was sending it for me. 💯🎯So very true and thank you my Brother for the ongoing inspiration!

Motivation. Focus. Achievement.

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Success is knowing that failure is not an option for the optimists.

Chinua.

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A Big Thank You to My Followers

It was 2 years ago that I ventured into the wonderfully wide world of blogging and I just wanted to take the time to say a big warm THANK YOU to all of my followers whether via wordpress or email!!!  I Could not have made it this far without each of you and I’m very grateful!  Be it the will of the Father, I plan to continue to bring interesting articles and videos about health, fitness and meditation in the year to come that focus on self-improvement and health from a holistic approach.

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Continued success to my fellow bloggers and supporters in the year to come and remember to love, enjoy and “TAP in 2 LIFE”!!!

All About Chia Seeds

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You all probably remember the famous “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia”.  How many of us grew those chia plants back in the day and had no idea what it was?  Well, I have just become a user of these cool little seeds.  Top 8 reasons why to incorporate Chia Seeds into your daily diet:

  • One big reason is you get a lot for doing so little.  Chia seeds are packed with so many nutrients and very few calories.  They contain 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of Omega-3s out of the 9 grams of fat, 18% of the recommended daily allowance of Calcium (RDA), 30% of the RDA of Manganese, 27% of the RDA of Phosphorus, a generous amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3/Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B1/Thiamine and Vitamin B2.
    • In just 1 ounce, you get a power-packed 137 calories (this is just 2 tablespoons).  Since a lot of these calories…

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