Hola, All you Beautiful, Beings of Light:
It’s been crazy getting this newsletter out because twice my newsletter disappeared right when I was about to send it out. Fortunately, I am persistent, and this is important information I wish to share.
Why? Because sharing health wisdom with you along with simple nutritious recipes are a great joy for me. Today, instead of yesterday, I am sharing with you about Turmeric. Many people know that turmeric is spice used in Indian curry dishes and that it has some health benefits, but there are numerous health benefits.
Turmeric and it’s many benefits:
2. Anti-Inflammatory(Inflammation is the onset of disease);
3. Boosts BDNF – Brain Hormone, which fights degenerative disease;
4. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Regulates Blood Pressure, and Reduces Oxidation;
5. Prevents Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Childhood Leukemia, reduces spread of cancer, prevents digestive cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, reduces growth of blood vessels to the tumor;
6. Prevents and Treats Alzheimer’s;
7. Alleviates Depression;
8. Helps heal from Jaundice;
9. Lowers bad cholesterol, and a whole lot more.
Do your research if you like to confirm this information. There are numerous websites and studies from PubMed to Huffington post. I have gathered information from 20+ years in the health and wellness field. Some sites I gathered additional information is Huffington post, authoritynutrition.com, and worldshealthestfoods.com.
For me finding a good recipe to consume turmeric in a non-curry dish I hadn’t found until now. Sunday I was exchanging healthy drink recipes with a friend and Kimberley shared this delicious this drink. Made it yesterday and today, and, yes, it is very delicious, easy to make. Please take the time to make this beautiful elixir from the Gods – Turmeric Milk.
2.5 cups of Almond Milk (You can buy almond milk or make it yourself)
1 tablespoon of honey (I use raw honey)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon
1 banana (optional & my preference)
Whirl it up and this put it into a pan and warm slowly. This wonderful frothy drink begins a path to super health. And it’s inexpensive to make and quick to make.
One word of caution with turmeric: If you are taking anticoagulants, proceed with caution and consult your health care professional and/or physician.
Why? Ceylon (Zeylanicum) Cinnamon is considered the true cinnamon and it has more nutritional benefits and safe to take in large doses. It costs just a few pennies more.
Everyone is aware of that cinnamon is good for diabetes, but there are more benefits than just this. CinnamonVogue.com has a nice quick reference on the health benefits;
1.Blood Sugar Control;
2.Candida Overgrowth & Strengthens Immune System;
3.Heals Stomach bugs & flus;
4. IBS & restoring healthy gastric juices;
5. Cancer Prevention w/ Leukemia & Lymphoma;
6. Relieves Arthritis and Osteoporosis Pain;
7. Odor Neutralizer;
8.Cognitive & Memory Development;
9. Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol).
Both Turmeric and Cinnamon go back in recorded history for 4000 years, and both have been used as spices and both are beneficial in improving our health. With all this crazy good information and an easy, delicious recipe, this elixir is perfect. Give it a try and let me know how much you enjoyed this treat. It’s way better than swallowing a bunch of pills and vitamins!
Peace, Love, and Health! May we be Abundantly Blessed,
Beth Carpenter, ND