Should we do the “crazy” thing and take turmeric with every meal?
The reason I ask that, is, of course, that I’m not quite sold on not doing so.
And I don’t think I’m alone.
Curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, was found to be the most studied phytochemical or phytonutrient when studying over three million published scientific studies, followed by resveratrol (found in red grapes and watermelon), flavonoids (a class of phytochemicals– think vitamin C), and quercetin (found in onions).
And it’s not hard to see why turmeric has gotten so much attention.
Dr. Josh Axe, a great advocate of natural living, proves how its benefits outdo antidepressants (Prozac), chemotherapy, anticoagulants (Aspirin), painkillers, diabetes drugs (Metformin), arthritis medications, inflammatory bowel disease drugs, cholesterol drugs (Lipitor), and steroids.
At that’s for starters.
And I haven’t even started on beauty and household uses!
And with as much junk that’s in our environment today, from BPA to radioactive nucleotides to petroleum products and GMOs, most of us need all the help we can get to stay productive and out of pain.
All that to say, we’re going to be throwing a HUGE Magic Muffin Party this Saturday morning, and you’re invited.
WARNING: If you happen to be going to VOA, please know Beka has hinted to me that she just might eat your (Belgian chocolate or walnut) magic muffin if you are dragging your feet. I don’t think I became America’s Most Wanted overnight this last Tuesday because I wouldn’t give up the turmeric ginger muffin recipe, so please don’t let this morsel of healthy tastiness slip away!
In other words, Muffin Magic will disappear by Saturday afternoon, so don’t miss this event!
Sure, I will eventually give up the recipe, since our organic ginger and turmeric powder is live over the weekend. But we want you to have this chance to start to incorporate turmeric into your diet as a food (after all, you can have 50% more of it when you have it as a food instead of a pill!) like Asians have done for thousands of years to ward off inflammation and all sorts of other issues that plague us today.
Anyway, we’ll catch you on Saturday, and let me know how you like your gluten-free coconut flour turmeric-ginger muffins!
Coconut Country Living
P.S. Stay tuned for some AMAZING turmeric ginger muffins that will be at all Baker Chiropractic and Wellness offices Saturday morning. First come, first serve!
P.P.S. Though the amount of turmeric in these scrumptious muffins is pretty small, you may want to start slow if you are on blood thinning/thickening medications or expecting surgery, having gallbladder issues, are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking antacids, or suffering from GERD.