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Episode 23: Combat Seasonal Allergies with Onions & Butterbur, Benefits of Watercress & Functional Move of the Week

By March 11, 2014Blog, Podcast

In this episode. It’s allergy tiiiimme!!! And with that being said, I’ve got some cool ways that you can use food and herbs to combat and treat your seasonal allergies without the sleep/sluggish side effects of OTC or prescribed medications. I’m talking specifically about onions and butterbur. I also talk about the versitale and nutritionally packed green Watercress. Along with this you will also want to check out my functional movement of the week, the Dumbbell Lat Pullover to Tricep Extension.

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Watercress Salad:
2 cups chopped Watercress
2 cups fresh spinach
2Tbsp goat cheese
1/2 chopped avocado
2 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
2Tbsp fresh chopped visalia or sweet onion
2Tbsp EVOO
2Tbsp Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
1Tbsp raw unfiltered local honey
4-6oz protein

Baked Vidalia Onion:

INGREDIENTS:
2 Vidalia onions
2 tablespoons ghee butter
2 cubes beef bouillon (MSG free)
2 dashes pepper
2 dashes ground paprika
2 dashes sea salt

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Peel and core onions, then slice halfway through. Place onions on sections of aluminum foil large enough to wrap them completely. Place a bouillon cube in the center of each onion; place pat of butter on top. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Wrap the onions in foil.
3. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes

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