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Pulmonary Fibrosis & Summertime Tea

July 6, 2011

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Reading about Pulmonary Fibrosis of late. Mother has just been diagnosed. Not good. Oxygen. Infrequent steroid use for acute situations. Palliative care to alleviate cough & shortness of breath, provide comfort. That’s it. Not good.

However, since a lung biopsy was not done, it could very well be Sarcoidosis which is treatable, with exacerbations & remissions. Awaiting results of CT… I wonder if they even did an Arthritis Profile… She’s feeling better on the steroids already… we’ll see.

Summertime Tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 family-size teabag Black Tea
  • 3 regular-sized teabags Green Tea
  • 2 Tablespoons Molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • Juice of 3 Lemons
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • Water
  • 1 packet Stevia (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Bring water to boil, add salt.
  2. Turn off heat & add teabags.
  3. Steep for 20 minutes.
  4. In a gallon jug mix molasses, honey, lemon juice, orange juice & enough water to make 1/2 gallon.
  5. Shake well.
  6. Add prepared tea & water to make a full gallon.
  7. Taste – add Stevia if desired.
  8. Refrigerate; Enjoy over ice.
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