Thursday, April 13, 2017

How Turmeric Can Benefit You

As many of you know I'll be having surgery soonish. I'm not quite sure when, but I'm shooting towards mid to the end of June. Sometime after spring allergies, considering that I can't blow my nose for 3 weeks after my surgery. I have another doctor's appointment coming up. I have to get my severe deviated septum fixed, and massive amounts of polyps in my nose out. Both my ENT and Allergy Asthma Doctors couldn't believe I've gone on this long with not being able to breathe.

I was born with the deviated septum, so breathing with it is all I've ever experienced. I've had allergies and asthma my whole life, so that too has been a battle back and forth. I am glad that there is a reason why I've felt so bad. It wasn't just my imagination.

Now I'm on a ton of meds until I can have this surgery. All of them have helped. I still am getting headaches, but for the the first time in a long time I can smell! My nose is actually less swollen from polyps. There was one natural thing that I tried, and it's helped this whole time.

During the winter I made a Wellness Blend
  • Boil 4 cups of water in a large pot
  • Add 1/2 cup local honey
  • Add in 1 1/2 large yellow onions diced
  • Add in 3/4 cup ginger diced
  • Add in 2 big spoons full of turmeric
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon 
  • Bring to a boil again, turn the heat down to low, and cover it. 
  • Let it do it's thing until the water is cooked down 1/2 way. *Note: You'll be able to see where it started because the tumeric colors the pan a slight yellow
  • Cool a bit, and put mixture through a blender
  • Drink 2 spoons full twice a day in hot water. 
  • Store in the refrigerator. 
The Wellness Blend didn't cure me by any means, but it did allow me to breathe through my nose, while I drank it. That was wonderful! I'll keep drinking it even when I am better because of all the health benefits in it. It's a drink that is preventative to getting polyps back, so I'll do what I can now that I know I'm prone to getting them. I don't want to be on steriods the rest of my life.

 It tastes good! The only downfall is that it needs to be stirred during the process of drinking it.

The two best things in the Wellness Blend are: 

  • Turmeric 
  • Ginger

They are both anti-inflammatory, help fight against heart disease, and Turmeric kills bacteria, and protects the body with antioxidants.

Other Perks in Regards to the Superfood Turmeric

Health Benefits of Turmeric - Turmeric is the New Superfood 
Turmeric is...
  • A bright yellow powder that comes from the ginger family
  • Often used in Indian or Asian cooking for coloring and added flavor
  • Obtained from the roots of the plant
  • An excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium
  • a superfood that has 2 key therapeutic components: Turmerone and Curcumin
Besides my Wellness Blend there's a Turmeric Tea drink you can try:

Turmeric Tea - Turmeric is the New Superfood

If you dislike warm drinks here's a Turmeric and Avocado Salad Dressing you can try:

Turmeric And Avocado Salad Dressing - Turmeric is the New Superfood

There's also Turmeric Gummies. I'd love to see if this would work with my Lego molds!

Turmeric Gummies - Turmeric is the New Superfood

If you're a smoothie drinker like I am try Turmeric & Seed Smoothie:

Turmeric and Seed Smoothie - Turmeric is the New Superfood

I'd probably replace the hemp milk. I just can't find that at the stores where I shop.

Do you try to incorporate Turmeric, or any other Superfood into your diet? 

What recipe that I shared would you most likely try?

Disclaimer: I worked with FIX blog for the illustrated recipes.


Theresa Mahoney said...

I tried turmeric in my tea and was not a fan of the flavor. I would love to be able to consume it though for the anti-inflammatory properties. You will be so amazed at how everything smells and tastes after your surgery. Jason can't stop remarking on how great everything is now lol

mail4rosey said...

I have a bottle of something with turmeric in it. Overall body health I think. I haven't tried it yet. Good luck with your surgery though. I hope it opens so many new doors for you (like no more allergies!). :)

~ Noelle said...

I have been hearing that Tumeric is great.
I keep saying I am going to get some for us, but haven't done it yet.


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