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Turmeric

​Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday, it’s been a cloudy and cold week in Denver so far. I’m heading to Chicago this evening, and it’s supposed to rain there also. This ski bunny would choose snow over rain any day. But I am really excited to get to Chicago! Hi Chicago friends 🙂 . Last weekend was really fun, I was pretty relaxed, went on a couple hikes, and to the Nelly and Florida Georgia Line concert. It was good to be in town and hang out. Did you do anything fun this weekend? This week, I wanted to chat with you about Turmeric.

Turmeric

One weird fact about me is that I don’t like taking medicine. It’s not the action of taking medicine, but it’s the medicine in my body. If it were up to me I would be no hormone added, no antibiotics (including in food), and medicine free. Recently, I got a copper IUD so I switched from low-dose birth control hormones to none! When I started to get sick a few weeks ago, I had no option but to become besties with ipubrofen. Seriously I had to buy a bottle when I got sick! I was very grateful for the medicine. However, I still tried to limit the doses. I learned at 600mg (3 pills) there is an anti inflammatory property to ibuprofen that seemed to help me.

I asked a naturopathic doctor friend for some recommendations and I ended up at the vitamin shoppe. While in the store, I spoke to the sales rep- I followed his recommendation to buy a turmeric capsule . It may be placebo effect, but I think turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties combined with ibuprofen (hey BFF) calmed my pain while the doctors worked on my health issues.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant- as mentioned above, turmeric is anti-inflammatory for your body. I really do believe it helped with my pain without being a harsh antibiotic or pain medicine. Turmeric as a spice is also an antioxidant that fights free radicals.

A few ways to get Turmeric in your diet are to add it to curries of the thai or indian kind. Turmeric makes certain curries a yellow/orange color. Additionally, you can add it to tea- Golden Tea. Golden tea is a mix of tea (usually black for the caffeine), milk (I prefer almond) and turmeric. You can hardly taste the turmeric while getting the benefits.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Have you ever tried turmeric tea?

Thanks Amanda for letting me link up today!

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