Overdid it this Halloween and turned yourself into a sugar zombie? Here’s what you can do…
Eat simply for a little while: focus on a plant-based diet such as whole grains, beans and bean products, vegetables, sea vegetables, and naturally fermented pickles.
Try a macrobiotic home remedy called ume-sho-bancha.
This tea is reputed to help relieve fatigue and obtain relief from over-consumption of sugar, fruit, or acid-forming foods and beverages.
½-1 umeboshi plum (no msg, sugar, or food coloring)
½-1 tsp traditional handmade shoyu
hot kukicha tea*
Place umeboshi in a cup and mash with a chopstick. Add shoyu. Pour in hot tea and stir well. Drink liquid and eat plum while hot.
*Kukicha is a Japanese tea made from the stems and twigs of the tea bush and can be found in your local health food store.
This remedy is very strong, so do not drink too often.