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The Healing Power of Tumeric


“Better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind
than have a banquet in a house full of trouble”

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The Healing Power of Tumeric

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant & has a tough brown skin & deep orange flesh .Turmeric has a peppery, warm & bitter flavor, with a mild fragrance that is similar to oranges & ginger Turmeric has long been considered a powerful healing, medicinal food, that has long been used in the Chinese & Indian healing systems as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions. The primary healing ingredient in tumeric is curcumin, which is a curcuminoid. Curcumin is what turmeric its yellow color. Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870,& then determined its overall structure in 1910.

Tumeric has the ability to provide healing for the whole person.
Multiple studies have shown that the healing compounds contained within tumeric have the potential to:

The curcumin contained within tumeric is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are very important for your overall health, vitality & well-being. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals & have the potential to slow down the signs of normal aging, such as:

Curcumin is the active compound of tumeric & is a very potent antioxidant. Curcumin is powerful enough to neutralize the hydroxyl free radical, which is thought to be the most reactive of all free radical oxidants. Tumeric also has the ability to heal & enhance the beauty & youth of your skin, by:

    • Promotes healthy vibrant skin by supporitng healthy blood & liver functions
    • Helps your skin to cleanse itself & to maintain it’s suppleness & its elasticity
    • Provide holistic nourishment for your skin

Tumeric is a powerful, foundational, & holistic cellular healer. Tumeric provides supportive healing by:

    • Neutralizing substances that cause cellular stress & disharmony
    • Supports cellular integrity, especially when exposed to environmental stressors
    • Provides antioxidant support at the level of cellular functioning

Tumeric is considered vital to the Ayurvedic healing practice. Ayurveda is an ancient, holistic health system from India. “Ayurveda” means “Knowledge of Life”. Using Ayurvedic terms, Tumeric is thought to:

Tumeric is best added to your diet as an organic, high quality supplement. You can support your health even more by eating Tumeric in your food. Here are a few healthy recipes, that use Tumeric. Remember to use high quality organic ingredients.

Golden Tumeric Latkes with Applesauce

Lemon Rasam

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Tumeric Tea

Indian-Spiced Stuffed Eggplant

Nutty Sweet Potato Soup with Harissa & Spinach

Please talk with your Health Care provider before adding Tumeric to your diet.

Written by Pamela S. Robinson
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The Healing Power of Garlic


“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body
to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” 
….Michael Pollan,

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Garlic (Allium sativum), is an herb that belongs to the onion genus Allium. It is closely related to the onion, chive, leek, shallot, & rakkyo. Garlic has been used for 1000’s of years for both culinary & healing purposes.

Garlic is a holistic immune system boosting herb. It is antiviral, antifungal, & also a potent antibacterial.

  • Garlic is a very rich source of organosulfur compounds, which are currently under investigation for their potential to prevent and treat disease.
  • Garlic also contains many other health promoting substances such as arginine – rich proteins, selenium, flavonoids, & oligosaccharides.
  • In order to experience the full healing power of garlic, the fresh clove must be crushed or chopped, in order to stimulate the release of the enzyme allinase. Allinase catalyzes the formation of allicin. Sulfenic acid, which is produced as the body digest allicin, reacts with dangerous free radicals faster than any other known substance..
  • Since cooking can inactivate alliinase, some scientists recommend letting garlic stand for ten minutes after chopping or crushing before cooking it.
  • It is important to use fresh, local, organic garlic. You will not recieve the full health promoting benefit of garlic if you use store bought jars, powedered, or dried types. shares that tIndependent Lab Tests have show that high levels of lead, arsenic, & added sulfites were found in at least two supermarket-brand imported garlic powders. 

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It is best to choose fresh, high quality, local, organic garlic. This way you will be providing yourself the highest healing benefits possible from garlic.

Here are a few healthy recipes that will help you to add Garlic to your diet. Remember to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Mussels, with White Wine, Parsley, & Garlic

Baked Eggs, with Creamy Polenta, Spinach, & Garlic

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables for Two

Garlic Mashed Red Potatos
(I suggest using full fat, pasture raised dairy sources)

Garlic & Thyme Quinoa Patties

Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli

Please talk with your Health Care provider before adding Garlic to your diet.

Written by Pamela S. Robinson
© 2013 – 2014, All Rights Reserved



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