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TONIC for a cold or sore throat | dara dubinet

November 16, 2019

Hi everybody it’s Dara, and I am doing something
for my throat that feels a little bit, not sore, but it’s getting hard to swallow. I
thought it was allergies, I don’t know what it is, in case it’s a virus or something,
I am going to boost my immune system this morning. I’m going to give myself a little
bit of yerba mate tea, and then I’m going to use some camu camu, which has an enormous
amount of vitamin C and schizandra. I got this from Dragon Herbs, it’s amazing. Schizandra
berry has all five flavors, has all five elements, it enters all 12 meridians. It’s supposedly
the highest adaptogen that there is in Chinese Herbology. So schizandra is one of the big
guns I’m pulling out for today. You can even hear it in my voice. I wasn’t like this yesterday.
I should have done a video yesterday. I made this amazing Valentines Day pink and red salad.
I’ll show you. I didn’t get a chance to eat it. This is beet, cabbage, apple, onion, orange,
ginger, mint, salt & honey and it’s delicious, no fat. So we have yerba mate tea, camu camu,
schizandra and let me use some cinnamon. I’m in the mood for cinnamon, I’m craving it so
I must need some blood sugar regulation. Sometimes our bodies just crave the things, we don’t
know why. You can look up the meanings of things if you don’t know what properties they
have or what benefits or you can just go ahead and have it. This is raw organic manuka honey,
this is medicinal, I don’t use this in my hot drinks. But I’m going to go ahead and
have a little bit, a spoon of it. This has a lot of anti-bacterial and very healing properties.
I’m not putting that in the hot water, maybe I’ll put some in after it’s not hot anymore.
Yesterday I tried to make some white chocolates for you guys, they didn’t come out white,
so I’m going to do it again. So here we go with some little heart chocolates, I’ll show
you. I added beet coloring and they’re so cute. This actually would be a good thing
to put in here to give it a little bit of fat to this tonic, so I’m going to cut one
in half. I’m going to float it in there and let the oil disperse. In this heart is: cacao
butter, a tiny bit of coconut oil, just 2 teaspoons, lucuma, I used a lot of vanilla,
protein powder from Sun Warrior. I was just making things up. Actually it tasted delicious
I just wanted them to be pink or white and it didn’t come out that way. So, I’m going
to try again and when I do that I’m can share it with you. Sometimes I practice off camera.
So let that sit in there for a minute and dissolve. I’ll put some camu camu. This tonic
is not on my DVD of amazing tonics where you can get the recipes. I’m going to do cinnamon.
Okay, the heart dissolved, so I have a Valentines Day heart in my morning tonic. And, we’re
going to need a little bit of sweetener so, for those of you who can do without oils,
it’s really best for our bodies. The only time I use them is usually for my tonics and
chocolates, really. I’m not using them in my salads anymore. Once in a while when having
a guest over if I need to do a titch of olive oil I will. But I don’t believe it’s best
for our bodies. So, on occasion I use sparingly. So I put in my sweetener was vanilla cr’e8me,
Sweet Leaf Stevia. I want to get better because I’m suppose to drive, my friend Jeff the Rawtographer
is coming in to town tonight or tomorrow, we’re suppose to drive to San Francisco to
the Best of Raw Awards, but if I’m not feeling up to it, I don’t know. This definitely needs
more sweet. Whew! When you put vitamin C in it it’s got a twang. The camu camu, the berries.
We could use ah, I know dates! I’ll put some dates in, it’s a whole food, a whole foods
sweetener, which they’re the best to use. So I’ll put a couple dates in, make sure there’s
no pits. Dates and a pinch of salt. I could put in acai that would put it over the top.
That could be fun. Acai has one of the top ratings for antioxidants so why not. I don’t
tolerate sore throats. I don’t tolerate getting sick because I don’t get sick. I usually catch
it, you know, before it happens and then I just drink a lot of teas, a lot of tonics
and flush it out. I wasn’t following my normal diet plan last week, I was a little bit off
my game. That is good. That’s totally drinkable, I’m going to add a little bit of cayenne,
I feel like having some heat and then we’re done! It’s beautiful. I’m going to feel better
by this afternoon, you’re going to see I’ll have a new video where my voice doesn’t sound
like this. It’s delicious, perfect, vitamin C, immune boosting. I will see you guys soon,
get your greens on, I am going to today! }


  • Reply chooselovehoney February 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    With the back and forth rain here. We tend to get sick. Thanks for sharing. Get Well Soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Brandi taylor February 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    get better wonderful dara!

  • Reply MissRawSweden February 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Hope you get well soon beautiful Dara <3
    Love And Blessings

  • Reply stine klostergaard February 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    You have the same Himalaya lamp as me ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool!

  • Reply Greenhelper7 February 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    When I sometimes feel off, I throw a couple oranges and a grapefruit in the Vita-Mix with maybe some powdered vitamin-c and a little water, and do that as needed during the day, and knocks it right out. I don't have tonic skills, so usually the easiest thing at hand. You'll be on top by the awards, and I just know you'll WIN! : )

  • Reply Lily Landis February 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    awww hope you feel better real soon <3

  • Reply anyuisbjoern February 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    i like you. u inspire my life ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    3 T of loose leaf ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    it was a gift. from gogogreengrannie! i love it!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    awww. sweet. thanks.

  • Reply Rebs February 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Feel better sweet Dara! You've inspired me to go create a nice tonic today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply stine klostergaard February 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    @daradubinet I love it too. I have it in my bedroom, it really spread love to my room.

  • Reply GoGoGreenGrannie February 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Aw, sorry your feeling a bit blue, but that mauve color looks great on you. I have a flemmie knot in my throat but it's from detox (day 17 juicing). Dara when I had similar to you back I early January, I did self Reiki healing and nipped it in the bum right away. Not sure if you are attuned for Reiki 1, if so I would work on the throat chakra or better yet all 7 to balance. Don't worry sweets, I should be getting my Reiki 2 attainment by April, this way I can send you distance healing ๐Ÿ™‚ until

  • Reply GoGoGreenGrannie February 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Until then sending healing thoughts. Your gonna RAWK THE RAW GRAMMYS ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply monymony2626 February 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Fresh orange juice, like 3 plus cups worth, and 6 tsps of apple cider vinegar mixed in. Drinking this everyday for 4 days makes me better. And, it's super yummy!

  • Reply monymony2626 February 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    @monymony2626 Oh, and gurgling with hot salt water.

  • Reply aprilskies22 February 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    you're so good at improvising! I hope you're feeling better!

  • Reply nyxs60 February 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Get well soon Dara! When I was at uni and there was a flu epidemic my tutor told me to take 6g of vitamin C. I was the only one who didn't get flu!

  • Reply nyxs60 February 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Btw that salad looked so pretty!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm


  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    internships? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    ok. off to get oranges soon! :)thanks.

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm


  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    haha. you never know.
    i am just delighted to be a part of this all!!!
    everyone loves the lamp in the background. i think of you everyday!!!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    sounds lovely
    thank you!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    my pleasure
    it is getting nipped in the bud! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    @MyLifeinStyle oh my gosh. i love that!!! sweet thing.

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    i am into pink
    dusty rose,
    always changing. will take note for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply alovelylittledeer February 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You always wear the sweetest clothes ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you feel better soon x

  • Reply wjrsb58 February 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Do you drink that whole blender full of the tonic?

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm


  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply dara February 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    thank you! it was refreshing!

  • Reply wjrsb58 February 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    @ daradubinet. So do I! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply GoGoGreenGrannie February 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

    @daradubinet I love seeing it also, its warms up your white kicthen and boounces a nice glow with your skin. I haveall 8 of mine on 24/7 ๐Ÿ™‚ so happy you sound great, do you have a speech for the best sexy raw vegan award? I hope so, you won't be sounding like Kim Carnes ๐Ÿ™‚ withher raspy voice

  • Reply curiousSOUL22 February 16, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I really like that shapely sunny-yellow mug. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply David Watson February 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Thank you for this Dara! As a vocalist I'm always looking for 'secret' tonics for my throat. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I too had that virus, whatever it was, for about 3 days and then it was gone.

  • Reply Lynda February 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    This tonic has: Yerba mate tea, camu camu, schisandra, cinnamon, dates, acai, salt, cayanne .
    The valentine salad: Beets, cabbage, apple, onion, orange, ginger, mint, salt, honey…no fat

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