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Fire Tonic

How valuable would a tonic that is loaded with antioxidants and amino acids be? What if a spoonful a day could have positive effects on our health? This little all-natural, food-based tonic could help with heart disease, increased weight loss, pain relief, boosting the immune system, fighting cancer, decreasing inflammation and more.

Such a formula exists: Fire Tonic. It was made by Debbie Shaw, the owner of Alternatives in Health Care Detox Therapy Spa, as a “cold buster” and “de-bugger.” It was originally made to help people get through cold and flu season, by taking it when they felt “a little off” or started feeling sick. The original dose was to take one-half eyedropper full in a small amount of water 1-2 times daily, as soon as one felt symptomatic. Those who were already sick could take it 4-5 times daily.

As more information about spicy food benefits became readily available and the unbelievable benefits were there for everyone to see, Shaw also realized that a daily dose could help prevent a myriad of other health issues.

This tonic works as an antibacterial, anti-fungal agent, therefore helping fight bacterial and fungal infections. A small dose could help with digestive and blood sugar issues while helping to reduce cholesterol levels. It can also help with lowering blood pressure, improving bone density and reducing risk for diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The basic recipe is a combination of organic herbal ingredients—fresh habanero peppers, elephant garlic bulbs, white onions, horseradish root, yellow ginger root and turmeric root—crushed and placed in mason jars in raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It is then placed in a dark area for months to years at a time, and shaken daily. When it is ready to be bottled, it is triple filtered and hand poured.

Shaw says, “The ingredients are readily available. It’s the steeping time that makes this formula out of some people’s scope and their time frame.” This little powerhouse is available at her spa. 

Alternatives in Health Care Detox Therapy Spa has many different holistic and detoxifying products and procedures. It is located at 1101 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. #227, Tucson.Connect at 520-275-4510. See ad, page 20.

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