Turmeric has been shown to deliver outstanding support to the heart. So much so that it inspired researchers to compare it to exercise in regard to cardiovascular support. Specifically, they studied curcumin—the constituent of turmeric that gives it its yellow pigment. In the study, 32 post-menopausal women were assigned to 3 groups. One group took
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Turmeric is a common ingredient in Indian cooking and is also used in religious ceremonies and skin care. It has become popular as a supplement, both as a whole herb and in its extracted form as curcumin. It is the subterranean stem of the 2-3 foot, long-leafed Turmeric plant that is used to make the
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 19 seconds Whenever western scientists discover a new natural herbal medicine they quickly try to isolate the active ingredient that makes this herb so beneficial. Then, they try to patent a process of extracting it, and make it into a drug that only they can sell. This almost always backfires,
One out of ten Americans suffer from a mood-related disorder, and experts predict that in six years, mood disorders will be the world’s second leading cause of disability. (1) To make matters worse, 63% of folks who take medications for these conditions experience side effects. (2) Surprisingly, a new study on turmeric is suggesting that
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 26 seconds India has some of the strongest rates of prostate, breast, bone, and lung health in the world. (9) Some researchers attribute the low numbers to the regular consumption of turmeric, which has been shown to offer superb support for mental clarity, digestion, inner and outer skin health,
It’s easy to get into a routine: eating, working, and exercising in the same ways day after day. But did you know that microbes in the air change from one season to the next? Did you know that microbes in your gut should be changing from one season to the next? Did you know that receptors in your brain for mood hormones also change seasonally?
Have you ever wondered why your mucus membranes become more irritated, productive, or dry each winter? In a perfect world, we would live in harmony with the seasonal harvest, and nature would provide protection of the body’s mucous membranes.
Do you ever notice that you feel differently in the summer and winter? That you crave different foods, have different sleeping patterns, or experience different moods? Well, we are circadian beings, which means our ability to survive and thrive as a species depends on our connection to the rhythms of nature.
Above all other Indian meals, kitchari is considered beneficial for spiritual growth, intestinal repair, and rejuvenation. It’s an Ayurvedic detox food, but in my house, as in many around the world, it’s consumed regularly as a staple throughout the year. Kitchari, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi or khichdi, has long been used to nourish
Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? Actually, we are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins from our bodies, but sometimes this natural process is interrupted and needs a reset. Types of Toxins Water-soluble toxins are easily flushed out via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy