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Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

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Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

Excerpts from “Turmeric: Spice Up Your Health,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH   A Culinary Treasure Even if turmeric isn’t in your spice rack, you’ve probably tasted it. It’s the warm, spicy, slightly bitter note in curries and many Middle Eastern dishes. Indian delicacies such as fiery hot vindaloos and tandooris benefit from its infusion of rich color and subtle but complex flavor. Even if you haven’t sampled exotic cuisines, chances are you have still encountered turmeric. It’s the spice that colors and lends its scent to many kinds of mustards and gives them a distinctive, vibrant golden-yellow hue. Turmeric is...

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Applications of Herbal Medicine

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Applications of Herbal Medicine

Excerpts from “My Home Pharmacy: How Foods and Herbs Can Be Your Medicine” by Tracy Gibbs, PhD Although many respond to the term “herbal medicine” with a not-so-subtle eye roll, alternative medicine can be an effective and trustworthy source of relief if you prioritize fueling your body with natural remedies. Herbal medicine is basically any natural plant material that is used for the benefit or treatment of an ailment. What many people don’t realize is that many “herbal remedies” are foods that you and I consume every day. If you’re interested in at-home, alternative medicine, check out the information that...

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How to Kick the Cold and Flu

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How to Kick the Cold and Flu

Excerpts from “Cold & Flu Defense: Protect Yourself Naturally” by C.M. Hawken A Cold War There’s a new “cold war” going on—and your body is the battle-ground! Every day—especially during the winter months—you encounter viruses that can lead to diseases like the cold or flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 60 million Americans suffer from at least one bout of the flu each year. Colds are even more common: the CDC estimates that Americans get approximately one billion colds each year. Children are most affected, suffering an average of 6–10 colds per year. Cold or...

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