Benefits of Tumeric

Benefits of Tumeric

After deliving into why tumeric is important to our diet and why we like to cook with it. Found some great resoures to share. We incorporate this into one of our go to recipes Pakistani Kima and then sometimes in regular stir fry or if I’m feeling super ready for some homecooking, into Japanese ramen. It’s a great add to broth or an asian dish. This article is simple longer because of the amazing benefits that are on tumeric.

Tumeric has been on our radar for the past 5 years. We try to incorporate in into our meals. Love eating currys and food with spices and learning about the gut health and nutrition that comes with it.

After having a lot of my own health issues, weight issues and lots of medical intervention. I found that going natural has helped me become more balanced and take back my health with vitality in a natural way that is more gentle on my body.

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What to look for in a Turmeric Supplement or powder:

The primary reason to take a supplement is to provide your body with nutrients that are not already abundant in your normal diet. What to look for turmeric supplements that…

Include both Turmeric Root and Turmeric Extract – You’ll generally find two different types of turmeric in supplements. First, Turmeric Root, which is the powdered form of whole turmeric. Second is Turmeric Extract, which is the concentrated form of whole turmeric, standardized for 95% curcuminoids. Most supplements do not contain turmeric root, but they should. Some research shows that all of the components of turmeric (not just the curcumin) work together more effectively than taking curcumin alone (1).

Certified Organic – This ensures the ingredients were not grown with synthetic pesticides and other harmful chemicals, and also that toxic solvents hexane were not used during production. This is especially important in a supplement, as you will be consuming it daily. 

Tested for Heavy Metals – There are toxins in many products and in our environment that can lead to disease. Becuase of the lack of FDA regulation. Which to be honest might be a good thing when it comes to food. The FDA is about 10 years behind global consumption and information. Which means you can grow your own food organically. How can you know which sources to trust. Do your homework. And look for turmeric supplements, powders or labels that are tested regularly for mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, or glyphosate.

Contain Black Pepper – Curcumin absorbes poorly on its own. o help your body get the most benefits, consume it with black pepper, (2) It’s also a good idea to take your turmeric supplement with food, as fat and oil also increases the bioavailability. Cooking with it or consuming it via a suppliment is one of the best ways to abosrb it.

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5 Easy ways to add turmeric to your diet

1. Brew Turmeric tea: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and then stir in ¼ teaspoon of organic ground turmeric, fresh grated turmeric or an uncoated turmeric tablet. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. You can stir in honey or fresh lemon juice. Or add it to apple cider vinegar, lemon honey and ginger and it can be a great detox.

2. Mix up a curry powder: A basic curry powder can be made with 8 parts ground coriander, 4 parts ground cumin and 1 part each of ground turmeric and cayenne or paprika. You can decrease the cayenne and use paprika instead if you don’t want it spicy, and store this in a glass container in your pantry for up to 6 months. This is great for any whole food or paleo recipe. Tumeric, Cinnamon, Garlic, Curry Powder, Salt and Pepper is one of our go to’s in creating a sweet curry.

3. Blend it into a smoothie: Add organic turmeric powder, grated root, or uncoated turmeric tablets to a flavorful smoothie and you won’t even taste it! Granted… it may change the color of your smoothie, since it’s got such a strong pigment, easy green shake benefits here. We don’t always use tumeric for our smoothies but it can be a great additive.

4. Juice it: When making fresh pressed green juice, add in up to 1″ of organic fresh turmeric to your juicer (per serving). 

5. Season roasted veggies: Toss some fresh vegetables (like diced potatoes, cauliflower, or brussel sprouts). Roast at 350-400 degrees, tossing once until done, usually about 30-40 minutes. We often put it on baked cauliflour or brussel sprouts. The kids love it! And suprisingly when you only have veggies and healthy options, they will eat roasted cauliflour.

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To offer authentic evidence based, products or best practices for health, healing, fitness and opportunities. I want to help as many people as possible. With my own experience with so many pharmacuetcals. It became more of band-aid than an actual solution for my well-being. Going towards food, nutrition & better daily habits of exercise I’ve been able to take back my health, find more purpose & live a more fullfilled life.

It started with listening to my body & basic bio-chemistry. What am I allowing into my body, mind and spirit? What can I do to change. Is all the medical intervention necessary? Being still and listening from within. Asking questions. Lead me to seeking alternative health and more truth. Hopefully you take the time to ask yourself important questions and how to make changes. Start somewhere, start with your why.



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New Beginnings Fitness Journey…

After Iz was born nearly two years ago. I wanted to do a body building competition as a goal to keep moving. In the last few years of growth– the simple and old wisdome of exercising makes one happier still rings true to my core. I believe it’s created a higher vibration to stay active. It helps the mind, soul, body connection–which has helped my mind and spirituallity grow exponentially.

When I tell people I want to do a body building competition they usually say look like WHY????? Pretty sure this pops up in their head. Lots of muscle. And less curves or maybe like a loss of femininity or grace. Now I will say I have had body issues. Wasn’t sure what was wrong with it. Sort of like on Mean Girls how you enter Middle School & High School and realize soooo many things can be wrong with how you look. When asking the universe (aka friends or in person to aqcuantances) or expressing it verbally, “I want to do a body building competition”… this is the usual face of someone on the recieving end of the conversation.

It’s okay universe, freinds and acquantences. It’s probably not for you. It matters to me as part of a self-love journey and is something I’m interested in and something I’d enjoy. Sometimes it can be hard to go against the grain In my mind it’ more like this. This is someone who: Eats well. Sleeps well. Laughs often. Plans & sticks to her promises to self. Has the mental discipline to stay consistent and has dedicated time and effort and a lifestyle to health and wellbeing. It’s a very different picture of fitness or body buiding than what is seen at a compeition. True. The competition is on stage in a binki in front of 100’s of people. And there are judges & posing. Not to mention the high heels. Which is not a strong suit of mine. Nore is any sort of pagentry. Its definetly challenging. So is birthing. So is motherhood. Why not? Here’s to growing, learning and creating more intention. To keeping the post partum blues away & keeping goals alive in motherhood. It can be easy to get lost in the day to day of child rearing. This is time for mommy.

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Croquette /krōˈket/: a small roll of chopped vegetables, meat, or fish, fried in breadcrumbs.
A small Japanese potato croquette

Growing up in a Japanese-American home unknowingly us kids were exposed to a wide food pallete very young. At home love of good food, brings good friends and great memories to share around the dinner table. Mom always invited people over every other Sunday for a big meal… with new recipes to share. Which after a few years of college eating… and cereal box left overs, I relented in letting her teaching me some domesticated home cooking. Cooking seemed soooo time consuming and stressful.. (Being more a tom boy at heart domestic living at home wasn’t really my thing). 

Helping mom out on occasional Sunday afteroons with some cooking was where I began to cook. Learning slowly and with lots of mistakes wrapping circular egg noddle won-tons wraps in Japan called gyoza. Or rolling home made sushi with bamboo mats, fanning vinegr rice to cool and making a mess with raw fish were part of Sunday afternoons. On special occasions making other “lost art” Japanese soul food, like Japanese Croquette, Tsukiyaki or Tempura Udon Noodles. She would invite co-workers, missionaries, family and the neighbors across the street almost every other Sunday. Which today you can find her still inviting the block and most these delicious delicacy’s at most ramen noodle houses urban and diverse cities, like street food. Yet, a lot of native Japanese don’t make them by hand anymore. It can be bought frozen for convenience. Luckily, mom’s recipes are kept between us girls. Big sister is a testiment to cooking like our mother, Yukiko. I like to keep things simple in the kitchen and I like working out more. So I’ll try to keep these recipes simple for busy mom’s like me.

After being married a couple years and newly wed in college left cooking to the back burner. Mom taught some of her kitchen tricks and magic dishes when we lived close to home.

Craving Japanese food when homesick and longing for Seattle freshness. Learning more as I grow up that choping, cutting, dicing are part of a practice of presence.  Smelling those familiar exotic spices of childhood brings great joy to the table.

Good food brings people together.
Yukiko, aka mom. 

words of food wisdom from mom, I asked her once what about food in general. She clarifed quickly, “It has to taste good, or no one will come back!”

Since delving into #chirowifelife or the chiropratic or natural eating lifestyle and of the philosophy that food is the best prevention. Learning more health tips from my husband and nutrition as well as from oriental medical doctors and friends who are professional registered dietitions…. I’ve come to look for the EASY PEASY nutritous recipes that offer those asain flavors, lots herbs & spices. Finding that the earth really provides the best medicine… well besides laughter. Some recipes may be vegan, some paleo, some plain old food for the soul. I promise each recipe will taste oishi

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