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with St Maarten Tourist Director Rolando Brison Jan 2018 Edition !!!
Health benefits of Turmeric :
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that’s been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. This root, which is a cousin to ginger, is native to Southeast Asia and sometimes called "Indian Saffron" because of its beautiful golden color. Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, has been extensively studied for its disease-fighting potential and preventive health benefits.
Turmeric first found its way onto my radar back when I was a nutrition student volunteering where I had the opportunity to shadow an integrative medicine doctor for six months in an HIV clinic. An infectious disease M.D., she incorporated complementary and alternative approaches into her patients’ care plans. The results were amazing, and the patients loved being able to turn to food to assist them with managing their conditions. What I learned there about real-life ways of working healing foods into the diet gave me a strong foundation for what I help my clients with now.
If you’ve done even a little clicking around the wellness corner of the internet, you’ve likely encountered articles about turmeric and its awesomeness, but knowing how to actually fit it into your everyday life? Not always so obvious. While many studies focus on very concentrated preparations of curcumin in powder, tablet, or extract form intended for therapeutic dosing, eating turmeric as part of your day-to-day diet can be the best way to enjoy those benefits. Read on to learn more about how to use turmeric to boost your health and wellness.
1. Turmeric is a powerful weapon against inflammation.
Inflammation is a root cause of many health conditions like metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and even cancer. Inflammation has also been shown to play a role in cognitive decline. Turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties offer a protective benefit. To make it easy to add in, use turmeric in a go-to salad dressing. I love to whisk together white miso paste, tahini, apple cider vinegar, and turmeric—simply delicious and powerful. Get my favorite turmeric salad dressing recipe here.
2. Turmeric kicks free-radical butt.
Turmeric has been shown to increase antioxidant capacity and help fight free-radical damage. This is especially good for the immune system, brain function, and what’s behind those anti-cancer claims. It’s also been shown to amp up the body’s natural antioxidant capacity, boosting your defense system. Turmeric’s antioxidant properties also benefit our appearance too by protecting the skin from free-radical damage like environmental pollutants. Add a teaspoon to your favorite green juice or smoothie for an antioxidant boost.
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3. Turmeric helps boost your immune system.
Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties make it a health-promoting powerhouse. While curcumin is not absorbed that well into the bloodstream, consuming it with black pepper enhances absorption, thanks to a substance in the pepper called piperine. One of my favorite remedies I learned at the clinic was a cold-fighting tea with ginger and black pepper. Add one teaspoon of turmeric to 12 ounces of water and bring to a boil. Take the water off the heat and add one-quarter teaspoon each of ground ginger and black pepper. You could also make this into golden milk by using coconut milk instead of water. Since curcumin is fat-soluble, consuming it with a fat-containing food or beverage helps you absorb it more effectively. Dress Affordable purple or lavender evening selections
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Building Construction Trades Training Registration Drive a Success.
PHILIPSBURG:—Thirty-three young men and women showed their interest by registering on Friday, January 26th for the Building Construction Trades (BCT) training program. The initiative, a joint collaboration between the Division of Study Financing, the Department of Youth and the Department of Labor and Social Services, was held at the Government Administration Building (in conference room 2). Applicants varied in ages (19-37), with educational backgrounds of a mixture of mostly GED, CXC and secondary school graduates who have a broad assortment of working experiences ranging from manual labor and warehouse workers to sales and administration workers.…..Read More
Man commits suicide
Philipsburg — On Tuesday, January 30th, at approximately 11.10 a.m., police patrols and detectives were directed to Old Simpson Bay Road #36 to investigate a case of a man who had hung himself. On the scene the investigating officers located a white male hanging from a tree with a rope tied around his neck. The victim was not showing any signs of life. Dr. Mercuur who arrived shortly at the scene pronounced the death of the victim as “death by hanging”.…..Read More
St Vincent Opposition Files No-Confidence Motion Against Government But PM Not Bothered
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuesday January 30, 2018 – St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Opposition has filed a no-confidence motion against the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.
Notice of the motion was presented yesterday by Opposition Leader Dr. Godwin Friday, before an opposition walkout. That walkout was triggered by the failure of Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves to make a public statement on the controversy surrounding a former model, Yugge Farrell, who claimed she had an affair with him…..Read More
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