Try drinking this infusion first thing in the morning about 30 minutes before breakfast. Your body will thank you, particularly if you just exposed it to a hearty night of drinking. Ginger settles the stomach and improves digestion and turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. If you can't find fresh turmeric, just use a pinch of the powdered spice.
1-inch piece of ginger (unpeeled), sliced
1/2 inch piece of fresh turmeric, sliced
1 1/2 cups of water
1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel two strips of zest off of the lemon and place the strips in a small pot. Add the ginger and tumeric. Cover with the 1 1/2 cups of water and put over heat. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from one half into a mug. Pour the ginger-and-lemon-infused hot water through a strainer into the mug. Find a cozy corner and enjoy.