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Curcuminoids have your back!

Curcuminoids

Curcuminoids are the bright orange pigments of the herb turmeric. They belong to the family of polyphenols that includes all bioflavonoids. Renowned for its free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, turmeric has been traditionally used in India to relieve jaundice, arthritic conditions, allergies, liver disease, digestive and urinary disorders, skin problems, and aid wound healing. Check out these 3 outstanding ways turmeric can benefit your health!

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Put these 5 things into your mouth instead of a cigarette.

You just quit smoking – Yay!! Or maybe you are still “planning” on quitting, but you just haven’t made that full commitment. Either way, your intention is to improve your health, so congratulations! Let’s look at what you could put in your mouth instead of a cigarette.

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Cartilage, collagen, and chondrocytes.

Let’s have a quick lesson on joint health and cartilage to help keep away the pain and stiffness commonly associated with aging.

Cartilage building cells are called chondrocytes. As we age, chondrocyte activity slows down and eventually fails to adequately compensate for the daily wear and tear placed on the joint. But don’t let that discourage you, and don’t give up on your joints!

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Middle Eastern Corn Salad Recipe

corn

My uncle is a truck driver who makes deliveries between Florida and Ohio. Every year he brings home fresh Ohio corn, and this year I bought ten dozen ears of corn, which my family helped husk, cook, remove the kernels and freeze. We now have LOTS of corn and this seemed like a fun recipe to try.

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Have you been diagnosed with an “itis” ? Tendonitis, bronchitis, arthritis, colitis, gingivitis…

If you have been diagnosed with an ailment, either acute or chronic, whose name ends with“itis”, it is inflammation. Examples include bronchitis, meningitis, arthritis, tendonitis, colitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, (and the list goes on and on and on). Follow the doctor’s orders, but support your body’s healing process and consider adding some nutritional support.

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Eat Lentils! High in soluble & insoluble fiber & iron. Recipe: Curried Lentil & Tomato Soup!

Lentils have an extremely high nutritional value and are very easy to cook. They are one of the few legumes that do not need to be soaked prior to cooking. They are very high in both soluble and insoluble fibers which help with digestive issues, heart health and blood sugar regulation, among other things. Lentils are also high in iron, which can help improve energy levels by replenishing lost iron stores.

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Fight free radicals with antioxidants from food, super foods, herbs, and supplements.

Free radicals are mostly bad, but did you know that lymphocytes, a type of immune cell within your body, use free radicals to kill bacteria and viruses, and that your liver uses them to break down toxins? The problem is, our modern environment exposes us to immense numbers of free radicals – pollution, strenuous exercise, radiation, tobacco, drugs (prescription or otherwise), pesticides, household chemicals, fried foods, fast foods, and more. Because of this we want to make sure to have plenty of anti-oxidants to combat their damage.

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Vegan Buttercream Frosting

Vegan Buttercream Frosting

This vegan buttercream frosting is a great alternative to traditional frosting for cupcakes and cakes. It is definitely very yummy! Kids won’t even notice that it is not dairy based. If you do not have almond extract or have an allergy to almonds, you may use 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. This icing pipes and spreads well.

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