Thyroid Whisperer’s Balancing Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Shilajit Tonic
Along with providing adrenal and immune support and anti-inflammatory benefits, this warm turmeric tonic is like sipping sunshine - which is perfect coming from Fern Olivia, “Thyroid Whisperer,” who resides in Nosara, Costa Rica.
More than just trendy beverages, functional wellness tonics are filled with nourishing whole food ingredients.
This Thyroid Yoga signature tonic has been inspired by centuries-old Ayurvedic wisdom. It boosts homemade hemp milk, a hint of raw honey, freshly juiced carrots, ginger, turmeric, and adaptogenic ingredients like maca, ashwaganda, shilajit, reishi, and chaga - plus powerful digestive balancing herbs including cardamom seed, vanilla bean, and black pepper. Ashwagandha and shilajit are superstars when it comes to improving the health of your thyroid. Shilajit has been shown to reduce thyroid nodules, boost energy and combat mental fatigue commonly known as “brain fog,” and significantly improve thyroid function. Ashwagandha has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones, and treats adrenal fatigue.
Turmeric was used as a medicine for supporting heart, digestive, joint and immune health, and other issues since 600 BC and is one of the most healing roots for the body. It comes from the root of a plant which is grown mainly in India and has been used in many countries for thousands of years as a healing food. It is known to be beneficial to the inner organs, the spine and the joints. It is purifying to the blood and promotes general good health. Along with antioxidants, turmeric contains beta-carotene, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It also has external healing properties and can be used in masks and baths for the skin.
This tonic may help to repair damage to nerve centers caused by drug abuse and Yogi Bhajan was a keen advocate for drinking turmeric every day for 40 days during his recommended Yogi Diet, a staple of the Kundalini Yoga practice.
“Turmeric keeps a person beautiful. It is an essential nutrient for women over the age of 28.”
This tonic is also especially beneficial for stiff joints and provides a source of lubrication for the entire system - which is often a challenge for those with hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s conditions. Turmeric will keep aging women flexible and vital.
Ginger is a warming spice clinically shown to reduce and even prevent symptoms of nausea. In fact, a 2000 clinical review published in the British Journal of Anesthesia found ginger to be effective against vomiting, seasickness, morning sickness, and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Ginger is also thought to have anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce muscle pain and soreness associated with exercise, arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
Carrots are a sweet addition to this turmeric tonic. Rich in carotenoid antioxidants like beta-carotene, carrots provide several immune boosting effects.
Beta-carotenes are thought to fight free radical oxidation thanks to their antioxidant properties, boost immune function, and support the health of our skin and eyes. Choose organic carrots when possible.
Maca is an adaptogenic root native to South America. Studies have shown that this root may improve sexual health, regulate hormonal fluctuations in women, and provide energy promoting effects.
Maca has a distinct caramel-like taste and is packed with amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and phytonutrients. Find maca in powdered form and choose organic when possible. Stored in a dark, airtight container, maca will keep for two years.
Reishi and Chaga are medicinal mushrooms that contain immune-modulating properties, which means that they may help to promote the production of immune cells to prevent disease. Reishi and chaga, along with other medicinal mushrooms, have been widely studied for their anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Look for organic powdered versions of chaga and reishi powder and store in a cool and dark place.
Shilajit has been known for centuries by the people of the mountains of Central Asia—Nepal, India, Russia, and Tibet. They are known to have nearly boundless energy, and it's believed that regular consumption of shilajit is the reason. Mineral-rich shilajit helps metabolize proteins and vitamins, contains antioxidants that promote cellular regeneration, and clears your head. It dissolves well in water so is perfect to keep in your purse for whenever you might need a quick brain boost. Lotus Blooming Herbs is a trusted company supplying the highest grade Himalayan-sourced, fair trade, and ethically sourced pure shilajit in its genuine and authentic form—a black, gummy mineral resin. Taken with Ashwagandha powder and other adaptogens, studies have shown the power of the herbs are magnified and has shown to decrease thyroid nodules and boost overall thyroid function.
Juiced, warmed, and blended, this turmeric tonic is a delicious and nutrient-packed way to sip your way to health.
1 inch knob of fresh ginger
1 inch knob of fresh turmeric
1½ cups homemade hempseed milk
1 tsp maca powder
½ tsp reishi powder
½ tsp chaga powder
Pea-sized amount of Shilajit resin
1 tsp ashwaganda powder
Pinch of black pepper
1-2 tsp raw honey
Using a juicer, juice fresh ginger, turmeric, and carrot.
Pour juice into a small saucepan along with hempseed milk (purified water blended with 2 tsp organic hempseeds.) Heat over medium-low heat for five to ten minutes, or until mixture is gently warmed but not boiling. Add in a pea-sized amount of shilajit and stir with a whisk until well mixed.
Pour mixture into a high-speed blender along with ashwaganda, maca cardamom, mushroom powders, black pepper, and raw honey to taste. Blend on high until mixture is creamy and frothy, about 30-60 seconds.
Pour into a mug and enjoy. If you have a milk frother, you can add additional hempseed milk to the frother and top your mug off, adding a dash of cardamom and another drizzle of honey for added delight.
Sip slowly and enjoy with love.