I found out about this lemon/olive oil drink years ago in a book called, The Immune Restoration Handbook, while searching for solutions to help with chronically swollen lymph nodes.
Not only did I have problems with swollen lymph nodes, but I also had multiple symptoms including rashes, chronic fatigue, muscle wasting, allergies and many other indications of a compromised immune system.
I started drinking this beverage on a daily basis and…I’m ecstatic to report….it actually helped! The swelling in my lymph nodes went away and I felt an improved level of energy!
I’m used to choking down horrific tasting concoctions in the name of health and healing. However, to my pleasant surprise this drink happens to be delicious and refreshing…especially lovely on a hot summer day!
I continue to drink it weekly to keep my immune system strong, my body healthy, and… I enjoy it…so I thought I would share it with you!
Lemon Olive Oil Drink Recipe
- 1 whole lemon
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 TBSP olive oil (organic, unfiltered, cold-pressed)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- handful of ice cubes
- other add in options: 1 inch piece of raw ginger root, a couple drops of stevia to taste if you need a little more sweetness)
Clean the lemon. Cut it into fourths and throw it in the blender (vita-mix works great). Add 4 cups of cold filtered water. Add olive oil, vanilla and ice. Blend on high for a minute or so. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove the lemon seeds and pulp and discard. Your beverage is now ready to consume! I usually drink a glass and save the rest for the next couple days.
According to the Immune Restoration Handbook…this is how the drink works:
Swollen lymph nodes indicate that your body is fighting an infection and can be a sign of liver and lymphatic congestion. The swelling of the lymph nodes often reduce or resolve when the liver is cleansed, which is precisely what this drink does. Once the liver is cleansed, the lymph fluid is able to drain into the liver to be processed and eliminated from the body. The lymphatic flow improves and is better able to do its job of getting rid of toxins and infections. I also suspect the lemon oil from the lemon rind helps to fight off infection as well.
The lemon/olive oil drink helps to improve immunity by:
- Detoxifying the liver
- Detoxifying the lymphatic system
- Decreasing viral load (lemon essential oil from the lemon rind is anti-viral)
- Improving absorption of nutrients
Reported benefits of consuming the lemon/olive oil drink include: reduction or abolishment of swollen lymph nodes, increased energy, improved appetite, decreased or complete cessation of neuropathy, normalizing of body temperature and improved immunity.
This drink has been very helpful for people with AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, symptoms of swollen lymph nodes, and neuropathy.
The ability to consistently and effectively cleanse your body of harmful toxins and infections will keep your body feeling vibrant and healthy as you age…and help you live longer.
I love this drink and think it’s a great natural remedy to help your body to gently detoxify and boost immunity. Plus…it’s refreshing and tastes great!