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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 populationorganic@gmail.com 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!

  • Agree with it as an ingridient with cold pressed juices and it’s absolutely amazing, a funny story i read about it as an anti wrinkle so i used it in my face, and my face was yellow for the rest of the day hahaha, GO GET SOME AWESOME,,,bing.
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    • Yes! Hahaha that’s good to know before somebody slathers it on their face before a big date.

  • I am so bad with keeping up with supplements. I didn’t realize how important turmeric is for the body. I’ll have to try adding it to my meal rotation!

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    • Definitely give it a try and let me know how you like it xo

  • Trang Do

    I cook with Turmeric! It It is good for health, and that act as natural antibiotics!!

    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Yes, it’s so great!! xo

  • Molly Hogan

    I’ve never cooked with Tumeric but now I definitely want to try!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • Yes! It’s great with curry and as a drink mixed with almond milk xo

  • CCJHB

    I cook with tumeric all the time! I’m a huge fan. Whenever I cook with curry I add some tumeric as well to brighten up the yellow color and boost the flavor.

    • Yes!! Curry is my favorite way to cook with turmeric too. It’s so good…perhaps that’s dinner tonight xo