TURMERIC

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Good Morning Everyone! Hope your weekend was fun and relaxing! No rest for the weary over here. Packing and organizing puts me in a really bad mood, but help is on the way today!!! I haven’t been sleeping very well, and with all of the “crud” going around, I am trying to put healthy things in my body to keep my resistance up.

Which brings me to the point of this blog post…Turmeric. After I was diagnosed, I started reading about how eating right helps  prevent cancer. Obviously eating clean is really important, as well as reducing inflammation in the body. One particular spice was mentioned a lot in fighting cancer and that was Turmeric. I’ve read multiple times, that Turmeric has the quality to prevent cancer. This super-food can stop cancer from growing and spreading into other organs. It also stimulates the production of bile which can help to break down fatty foods, which may help in weight loss (read that one teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal may help).

Turmeric has anti-bacterial agents that may help in fighting colds, cough, and flu. The key ingredient Curcumin is known for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can also help in healing wounds. It also has antioxidant properties to help fight diseases by destroying free radicals. Curcumin also my delay liver damage in some cases that can eventually lead to cirrhosis.

So, why aren’t we all dousing the stuff on everything we eat? I try everyday to have some form of turmeric. I go to a juice bar in Dallas, called The Juice Bar, and get a shot (no needles involved) of turmeric, orange juice, and cayenne. I also sprinkle it on eggs in the morning. It makes eggs taste like they have a little mustard on them. If you don’t like the taste of turmeric , there are capsules you can take. Apparently turmeric works better mixed with black pepper, so these are what I take every single day. I am not taking any chances!!!

For more information and recipes, check my Pinterest Breast Cancer page

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