Home-Grown Organic Turmeric

Harvested in late autumn, cleaned and frozen, this home-grown  turmeric bulb is chopped and incorporated into a mixture of sautéed vegetables, or simply whirled raw into a blended smoothie~~©M-J de Mesterton. Pronounced “TERmeric” not “toomEric,” this spice is used in India and Japan for health and longevity. Turmeric can be used in cooking, or ingested…

Turmeric Tea, a Liver Detoxifier

A Possible Weight-Loss Aid and Other Benefits of  Turmeric In elegant survival, elegant survival health, Elegant Survival Kitchen Essentials, Elegant Survival Living on a Shoestring, Elegant Survival Recommendations, Elegant Survival tactics, Elegant Survival: Stylish Living on a Shoestring, Health, Health Concerns, Health Food on 24/04/2009 at 10:26 am Researchers have determined that laboratory mice given…

Turmeric, a Spice for Longevity and Health

Turmeric as a Healing Spice; the Okinawa ProgramOriginally Posted on January 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM The 2001 book, The Okinawa Program by Bradley J. Willcox, M.D., D. CraigWillcox, Ph. D., and Makoto Suzuki, M.D., is based upon the25-year-long Okinawa Centenarian Study. It is one of my favorite diet and health books.Turmeric has recently garnered…

Turmeric, a Spice for Longevity and Health

Turmeric as a Healing Spice; the Okinawa ProgramOriginally Posted on January 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM The 2001 book, The Okinawa Program by Bradley J. Willcox, M.D., D. CraigWillcox, Ph. D., and Makoto Suzuki, M.D., is based upon the25-year-long Okinawa Centenarian Study. It is one of my favorite diet and health books.Turmeric has recently garnered…

Turmeric for Longevity and Health

Pronounced “tuRmeric” not “tumeric,” this spice is used in India and Japan for health and longevity. Turmeric can be used in cooking, or ingested in capsules. Turmeric is a well-researched anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a powerful antioxidant. Inflammation is the root of most ills and degenerative conditions in the human body. ©M-J de Mesterton…

Turmeric for Longevity and Health

Pronounced “tuRmeric” not “tumeric,” this spice is used in India and Japan for health and longevity. Turmeric can be used in cooking, or ingested in capsules. Turmeric is a well-researched anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a powerful antioxidant. Inflammation is the root of most ills and degenerative conditions in the human body. ©M-J de Mesterton…

Turmeric as a Healing Spice, from the Okinawa Program

This 2001 book, The Okinawa Program by Bradley J. Willcox, M.D., D. Craig Willcox, Ph. D., and Makoto Suzuki, M.D., is based upon the 25-year-long Okinawa Centenarian Study. It is one of my favorite diet and health books. Turmeric has recently garnered respect and much publicity as a medicinal plant from the ginger family. The…

A Possible Weight-Loss Aid in Turmeric

Researchers have determined that laboratory mice given a diet supplemented with curcumin experience a reduction in the formation of fat tissue, and a lowered number of blood-vessels that feed fat. Curcumin is the active ingredient and major polyphenol in the bright yellow spice from India known as turmeric. The growth and expansion of fat tissues…

Deep-Fried Gyoza

M-J’s Health-Promoting Gyoza, Fried in Coconut Oil  Gyoza skins are filled with health-promoting vegetables, roots and legumes: carrots, celery, red onion, raw ginger root, gobo or burdock root, raw turmeric bulb, and cooked mung beans; all of  these ingredients have been chopped together in a food processor. After being filled and crimped, gyoza are then…

Making Deep-Fried Gyoza

This batch of gyoza was made with a filling consisting of finely chopped carrots, celery, ginger, parsley, dill, matcha (dry green tea), miso, turmeric, cooked brown rice and adzuki beans. I used gyoza skins from Japan Foods, Inc., and sealed them with an egg-wash~~M-J Below: a Salad of Beneficial Daikon Radish and Romaine Lettuce, Dressed…

Health-Enhancing Cinnamon

  Cinnamon aids in the regulation of weight and lowers blood sugar. It is delicious on toast, apples, oatmeal, rice pudding, and in coffee or tea. I add cinnamon (and sometimes turmeric) to health-promoting smoothies. Ingesting cinnamon helps to reduce the food-supply to tumors, and is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants,…

Thunder-God Vine

Compound in Chinese Plant Kills Cancerous Tumors in 40 Days Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong teng, this Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. According to new research at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer…

Dr Stephen Holt: Antioxidants

From Dr Stephen Holt‘s Health Newsletter, which I receive from Vitacost (subscribe), where we buy our nutritional supplements, here is his list of minerals, plants and herbs with antioxidant potential: Andrographis, Paniculata, Acanthopanax Senticosus, Green Tea, Turmeric, Grape Seed Extract, Zinc, Vitamin C, Ashwagandha, Oregon Grape, Shiitake Mushroom, Echinacea Purpurea, Goldenseal, Golden Thread, Aloe Vera, Astragalus,…

Curcumin in the News Again

News Release from the Royal College of Psychiatrists: Eating a curry once or twice a week could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The magic ingredient in curry is curcumin, a component of the spice, turmeric. Professor Murali Doraiswamy, director of the Mental Fitness Laboratory at the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University…