I’m thrilled with the excitement and response about this mini-series! I love sharing what I know with all of my readers. As always, I highly recommend you do your own research, listen to your own body and visit your doctor with any questions or concerns. The whole point of these posts are to help you take care of your body which means taking responsibility for what you put in it. I whole-heartedly believe that real food should be the main source of most of your vitamins and minerals (it definitely is for me), but sometimes your body will tell you it needs some help. Want to speak to a nutritionist? Email Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
With that being said, another supplement I love is Turmeric. I rarely cook with the spice which is why I take it in pill form every night. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory. As I shared here, inflammation is a killer. It causes so many illnesses and diseases, including arthritis, Alzheimer’s (which runs in my family) and certain cancers. Getting the inflammation in your body under control is a great first step to a healthier lifestyle and turmeric is a great tool for doing that.
Turmeric has so many benefits, it’s hard to spend time on all of them. It is an anti-bacterial which means it’s been used as a natural remedy for cuts, burns, etc.. It is a powerful anti-aging supplement (you may even find it used in some spa treatments), it helps ease stomach aches and is an overall immunity booster. Pop over to your local cold-pressed juice spot and you are likely to find turmeric in at least one of the juices. I have been trying to incorporate it into my diet more often via cooked foods (I also believe M, who has a few food sensitives, would benefit greatly from more turmeric in his diet) and found this recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, The Skinny Confidential. I will keep you posted on any other delicious turmeric recipes I discover or create in my own kitchen!
Does anybody else have any experience with Turmeric? I’d love to know in the comments below!