bone broth, and on the right, a decoction of astragalus, reishi and ginger. I'm to drink cups of each preparation every day for many months.
Every day I measure out the ingredients for the decoction. I
have to chop the reishi mushroom into smaller pieces. I pour
the water into the pot and keep an eye on it from time to time while
it simmers gently on the stove. It's best for this preparation
to decoct for a long time. To make the broth I cycled to the
sustainably sourced fish retailer in town, where I got frozen
fish bones and scraps very cheaply. The broth too needs to
simmer gently for hours. In fact, both preparations require patience, time and attention to detail. Sure it would be convenient and take less time to simply pop a
pill on my way out the door, but that's not how this works.
Folks, this is my kind of medicine. It's largely food based.
It's something our ancestors, even our ancient ones, would probably
recognise. I like to think of it as slow food meets slow
medicine. And really, what could be more nourishing and healing than a
carefully made cup of tea or broth?