Recent news has shown that pre-packaged energy drinks are unhealthy and deadly in some cases. Recent we saw deaths from the 5 Hour Monster Energy Drinks. The energy drinks were responsible for death, convulsions and spontaneous abortion. You do not have to put your life in danger.
According to Natural News, "Officials with the Food and Drug Administration say they've received reports of 13 deaths over the last four years where there was at least a causal link to the brand 5-Hour Energy, an energy shot that contains a potent amount of caffeine.
The New York Times said that the disclosure of the reports is the second time in weeks that filings by the agency cited deaths linked to energy drinks. In October, the FDA said it had received five reports involving fatalities that were linked to another popular energy drink, Monster Energy."
Even my father regularly took Ensure drinks to keep his energy levels up because the chemotherapy robbed him of being able to eat anything. He would regularly go to the kitchen sink and vomit everything. Some 20 years ago we did not know what we do now about healthy alternatives to cancer. So if you are experiencing cancer-related fatigue, try some of these recipes and see if you do not feel better naturally.
Nigella Sativa and Orange Juice
The easiest drink to make is with Nigella sativa (black cumin) and freshly squeezed orange juice. Take the juice of one fresh orange and add in 1 teaspoon of black cumin oil and mix. Drink this 1/2 hour before breakfast or on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. It will give you energy for sure.
Nigella Sativa Energy Packed Mixture
Speaking of ginseng and energy boost, why not try my energizing honey mixture with ginseng, ginger, bee pollen, black cumin oil and cinnamon. It is very powerful and full of cancer fighting ingredients. 1 teaspoon a day is enough.
Energizing Strawberry Smoothie with Ginseng
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 cup Greek Style Yogurt (raw goat yogurt is great)
- 2 frozen bananas (cut into chunks)
- 3/4 cup of strawberries (sliced and frozen)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginseng powder
Place all the above in a heavy duty blender and blend on high. For added power and energy, add in 1 tablespoon of freshly ground flax seeds or cold pressed whey powder. Do not use whey isolate you find in the grocery store. Dr. Mercola sells a wonderful cold pressed whey.
Luscious Lemon Lime and Water
Dr. Oz's Recipes
Dr. Oz has a few recipes he calls miracle drinks, but in my estimation they are not as good as the ones above, but you can give them a look-here as we say in the south.
Makes 8 servings
- 8 cups water
- 2 lemons
- 1 lime
- Pour 8 cups water in pitcher or large bowl. Wash lemons and limes, cut into thin slices and add to water.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before drinking, and enjoy! Keep ingredients refrigerated up to 2 days.
Pineapple-Mint Infused Water
Makes 8 servings
- 1/4 pineapple
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 10 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Add 10 cups water into pitcher or large bowl. Peel and cut pineapple into triangles, and pour pineapple and mint leaves into water.
- Refrigerate ingredients for at least 3 hours before drinking, and strain before serving. Keep refrigerated up to 2 days.
For more of his energizing recipes: Dr. Oz drinks for energy