Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Letters to God Movie




I saw this movie today for the first time.  It was such a tear jerker.   I loved the sound track but this song touched my soul.  I was thinking of remaking it.

listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXM9lq0wbag

Throw Me A Line Lyrics


by Michael Gleason.
Haunted heart
tortured soul
I don't know what it is to be free
I don't know what it means to be me

Wounded pride
Cut so deep
I don't know how to make it alright
I don't know how to make it through the night

Somebody throw me a line
'cause I'm hanging by a thread here
Hanging by a thread
And it's just a matter of time
'til it comes undone

Wearied mind
Worn by fear
I don't know how to live with myself
I don't know how to live with anyone else

Somebody throw me a line
'cause I'm hanging by a thread here
Hanging by a thread
And it's just a matter of time
'til it comes undone

If there's a reason to hope
If there's a truth to believe
If ever there ever was a need
I need Him now

Somebody throw me a line
'cause I'm hanging by a thread here
Hanging by a thread
And it's just a matter of time
'til it comes undone 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Are Sisterlocks or Dredlocks Like Hair Extenions ? Is it dead hair?



I will allow PR to explain this one. However, I do not agree.  In order for the hair to grow in length there are strands many of them that are still attached at the root.  Hit the home button to see a pic of my healthy hair after I unraveled a loc.  The hair sheds everyday.  So, expect to see hair shed during unraveling but you will still see a healthy section of long hair strands as if you never had locs in the first place.  So for that I say Locs ARE NOT extentions and the hair is NOT dead because it is still attached to your head.

(Q&A) Are Sisterlocks Any Different Than Weave? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQWUyuPZCv8 

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Swee-T Music : Back in the Recording Studio http://Swee-T.bandcamp.com/




Seven years ago, I swore off ever doing anything with my music again.  I jokingly say my 17 year relationship with the music industry was like a bad boyfriend.

Like most things that you love to do and were born to do, it draws you back in.  Before, my whole life's goal was getting that record deal.  35 girl groups, deals with major labels on the table. Quitting the group thing and doing the solo thing.  Doing the solo thing in L.A. "Trying" to be who I thought the labels would like.  Getting hit on by slimy execs.  My body for a record deal offers.  I was done!!!

Now 100 lbs heavier and comfortable with who I have become.  I have adopted this I don't care attitude.  It must be because I am approaching the "Woman of a Certain Age" age as Wendy Williams would call it (smile).  I have really learned alot about life and have formed opinions about it and how to interact with people in the process.

Just recently, I have run across some talented musically creative people and they all kept saying the same thing.  They do what they do because they love it, it's life, they have to do it!  I realize that was a message just for me.  I prayed for certain opportunities to come up and they did.

So yesterday was my first day back in the lab.  I was nervous at first.  I walked in there with a new mindset.  I was doing this for me.  Not expecting a record deal, but because I love the art.  What a big deal this is to me.  I have never been more comfortable and excited about my music.

I created the track, I wrote the lyrics and melody a week prior to my studio time.  When I recorded I loved the confidence knowing it was all me that created it.  It was truly anointed.  There are things I still need to go back and tweek, the the final result was awesome.

Thank you Lord God.  Thank you for this opportunity to be excited about something again.  I love YOU, for YOU.  Thank you for constantly and patiently teaching me to love me for me as I am in You....Faults and all.


Stay tuned for the release of my new track "Your Love".....visit:
http://swee-t.bandcamp.com/
I will be pulling down for retire alot of those tracks soon as I am now #STARTINGOVER


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Micro Braidlocs to Sisterlocks Journey Styles Update 2013 Ep 2

Tumeric Spice Cancer Diabetes Candida Acne Anti Aging Liver Cleanse Fighter

TURMERIC TEA RECIPES



 
 ULTIMATELY YOU BASICALLY BOIL THEN SIMMER WATER AND A TEASPOON OF TURMERIC, YOU MUST DRINK HOT OR WARM SO THAT IT CAN GO TO YOUR LOWER INTENSTINES AND GET IN THE BLOOD STREAM. YOU CAN ADD GINGER ROOT, CINNAMON, HONEY, I USE ALMOND MILK, LEMON AND VARIOUS OTHER SPICES TO THIS DRINK.  THE TURMERIC STAINS EVERYTHING SO DEDICATE A POT, SPOON AND CUP TO YOUR NATURAL CURE, IF YOU ARE MAKING AN ACNE OR ANTI-AGING MASK, HEMMROID PASTE, A PASTE FOR CUTS AND BURNS I WOULD SUGGEST USING OLD CLOTHES AS IT WILL STAIN. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY SWEETIES, YOU'VE BEEN SWEETENED.......HERE ARE OTHER SUGGESTIONS:
 
 
 
Yogi Bhajan, founder of the Yogi Tea brand, recommends this hot turmeric and almond oil tea (also called "Golden Milk" tea) for joint and bone health. Putting oil in tea may seem strange at first, but I promise the result is heavenly, and quite soothing. Just be sure to use almond oil and not a substitute in this turmeric tea recipe! Try adding a bit of cinnamon too, if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • honey, to taste

Preparation:

Stir together the turmeric and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook, stirring, until a thick paste is formed. Use 1/2 to 1 tsp of this turmeric paste for each cup of Golden Milk tea. Add turmeric paste, milk, almond oil and honey to saucepan and reduce heat to low. Bring milk just to a boil then remove from heat. Whisk briskly or blend if you prefer a frothier drink.
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/morerecipes/r/TurmericTea.htm

Creamy Turmeric Tea 

To call this beverage tea might be a little misleading. “Creamy Mug of Warming Deliciousness” is more accurate. It just plain feels good to drink this slightly sweet, slightly spicy blend of heated almond (or coconut) milk, turmeric, ginger, cayenne and honey. Turmeric tea will perk you up in the morning, calm you down at night and soothe sniffles and sore throats. It’s also a really pleasant way to end a meal.

At first glance, the ingredients might not sound like a combination you’d want to drink. Something magical happens in the mug, though, and the result is richer than regular tea, less intense than coffee and oddly delicious. Turmeric is the dominant flavor and admittedly, one that takes a little getting used to. Although not spicy itself, turmeric’s slightly bitter, earthy flavor is the perfect backdrop for other spices, which is why it’s a main ingredient in curry powder. The ginger and cayenne in this tea aren’t overwhelming because they’re floating in creamy, turmeric-infused milk that’s been lightly sweetened.

 

Turmeric is ginger’s mellow cousin and is a root used just as often for its bright yellow-orange color as it is for flavor. Turmeric powder is a frequent ingredient in East Indian, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean cooking and is also believed to have numerous healing properties. When cooking with turmeric, it’s most often used in conjunction with ginger and spices like cumin, cinnamon and coriander. Moroccan Chicken Casserole is one dish that benefits from turmeric’s flavor. If you’d like to use turmeric more often, you can also add extra turmeric to dishes that already have curry powder in them, like Butter Chicken or Beef Curry Meatballs. Or, after trying this recipe, you might just go through all the turmeric in your spice rack by brewing mugs of Creamy Turmeric Tea.
Servings: 1 cup of tea
Ingredients:
ingredients 27
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener
  • Optional additions: a small pat of butter, cinnamon, cardamom
Instructions:
Gently warm the almond or coconut milk on the stove.
In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients.
Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps. Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the pieces of ginger in the tea, or strain it out before drinking.
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Turmeric is the Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Super Spice



http://www.naturalnews.com/028556_turmeric_anti-inflammatory.html#

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028556_turmeric_anti-inflammatory.html##ixzz2gxZp0X8Q

(NaturalNews) Curcumin's anti-inflammatory properties have been known in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines for thousands of years. It is the active ingredient of turmeric, which is a component of the curry preparations used daily in Indian and other South Asian cuisines. Since those cuisines have infiltrated the west, modern science has also been investigating the health benefits of turmeric and curcumin.

Curcumin/Turmeric Health Benefits

Don't confuse curry powder with turmeric. Turmeric is the substance that gives curry its yellowish color, while curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric that offers the health benefits known in earlier medical traditions and that is being discovered now in western nutritional medicine. Curcumin comprises five percent of turmeric.



Curcumin is both an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Epidemiological studies of people who have a high dietary intake of turmeric show a lower incidence of cancer among them. as curcumin also helps create the master anti-oxidant glutathione. Dr. Russell Blaylock included curcumin extract supplements in his post vaccination first aid kit to minimize the possibility of inflammation and cytokine storm from a vaccination.

Curcumin has proven even better for relieving arthritis pains and stiffness than expensive pharmaceuticals, without side effects. It has also been proven to protect the liver and gallbladder. Many other tests with curcumin extracts have been documented with in vitro (petri dish/test tube) and in vivo (living organisms) trials that show how amyloid plaque, considered a cause of Alzheimer's, is suppressed by curcumin. There have also been many trials, mostly in vitro, that indicate curcumin helps impede cancer cells' growth. Curcumin extracts have been used as an adjunct with orthodox cancer treatments to reduce dosages of toxic cancer drugs.

Curcumin is considered non-toxic. Up to six grams of curcumin daily for extreme cases, such as cancer, has shown no toxic side effects. Since only five percent of turmeric is curcumin, this allows for consuming a good deal of turmeric. How to Take Curcumin Curcumin as part of turmeric powder is very beneficial as a daily regimen if taken properly.

The problem with curcumin is similar to that of resveratrol: The stomach won't let it pass through to the small intestines enough to appear significantly in blood serum, where it has to be for cellular nourishment. That's easily resolved with turmeric by combining it with fats. Cold pressed oils, coconut oil, organic butter, ghee, raw milk, and organic cottage cheese are optimum choices. It has also been discovered that heat helps absorption without decomposing the curcumin in turmeric. Some users mix turmeric in warm milk. After all, curry involves cooking with some sort of fat. The curcumin extract capsules, used for extreme conditions or by those who can afford the convenience, pose the same absorption problems with a different set of solutions. This extract is usually in capsules. Enteric coating needs to be used to keep the capsule intact in the stomach yet to allow it to break down in the small intestines, allowing for immediate absorption into the blood.

Enteric coatings are used commonly by Big Pharma, but not by natural supplement providers. So you need to look for that on the label or you're wasting your money and time. Some curcumin extract providers insert piperine, an extract of black pepper, to help absorb the curcumin. But curcumin supplements using piperine can cause problems with pharmaceutical medications. So if you are on pharmaceuticals, avoid curcumin extracts with piperine. Unless your situation warrants higher supplementation, consuming turmeric at one to three teaspoons full per day with fats to get the curcumin into your bloodstream provides an inexpensive, safe,* and efficacious anti-inflammatory, anti-aging boost to your health.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028556_turmeric_anti-inflammatory.html##ixzz2gxaIud1U

Turmeric Benefits & Recipes (Arthritis, Alzheimer, Cancer, Diabetes, prostate, candida, acne, hemmoroids, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidants)


























PLEASE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELF THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC / (SLASH) YOUR AILMENT:
 
Turmeric Benefits (Arthritis, Alzheimer, Cancer, Diabetes, prostate, candida, acne, hemmoroids, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidants)

3 Reasons to Eat Turmeric
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03001/Three-Reasons-to-Eat-Turmeric.html

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures - it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action.
One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd., in the October, 2007 issue of Alternative & Complementary Therapies, and summarized in the July, 2008, issue of the American Botanical Council publication HerbClip.
Reviewing some 700 studies, Duke concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects. Here are some of the diseases that turmeric has been found to help prevent or alleviate:
  • Alzheimer's disease: Duke found more than 50 studies on turmeric's effects in addressing Alzheimer's disease. The reports indicate that extracts of turmeric contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer's disease.
  • Arthritis: Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including sixdifferent COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme). By itself, writes Duke, curcumin - the component in turmeric most often cited for its healthful effects - is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent, and studies of the efficacy of curcumin have demonstrated positive changes in arthritic symptoms.
  • Cancer: Duke found more than 200 citations for turmeric and cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. He noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with that reported for pharmaceuticals.
How can you get more turmeric into your diet?

(The natural grounded Turmeric spice via a tea or turmeric root - is the best way but alternatives can be as follows - Swee-T)

One way is via turmeric tea. There are also extracts in tablet and capsule form available in health food stores; look for supercritical extracts in dosages of 400 to 600 mg, and take three times daily or as directed on the product.
And, of course, one can simply indulge in more curried dishes, either in restaurants or at home. However you do it, adding turmeric to your diet is one of the best moves toward optimal health you can make.

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Healthy Turmeric Tea

Tumeric Home Remedies to Cure a Hemorrhoid

Hemorrhoids, which occur when the veins in and around the anal sphincter become inflamed, are a common affliction. They can cause painful bowel movements, and in some cases there can be bleeding. Hemorrhoids are caused by not eating enough fiber, sitting on the toilet too long and straining to have a bowel movement, to name a few reasons. Remedies containing the spice turmeric have been used for hundreds of years to treat hemorrhoids.

  1. Turmeric and Petroleum Jelly

    • Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, which may be why it is a good treatment for hemorrhoids, because this condition is characterized by inflamed veins around the anus and inside the rectum. Mix an ointment of 1 tsp. turmeric and 1 tbsp. petroleum jelly. Once you have mixed the ingredients together, the resulting ointment should be applied to the hemorrhoids prior to a bowel movement. The turmeric will assist in healing any fissures that may have developed as a result of the hemorrhoids, and the petroleum jelly lubricates the rectum and anus, making it easier to pass stools.

    Turmeric and Aloe Vera Gel

    • Another home remedy made from turmeric that can be helpful is an ointment made from turmeric and aloe vera gel. Mix together 1/2 tsp. turmeric and 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel. Once the ointment has been mixed together, apply it to the anus before going to bed. The turmeric will help to heal fissures and reduce inflammation, while the aloe vera gel will soothe the inflamed tissues associated with hemorrhoids.

    Turmeric and Ghee

    • A final remedy for hemorrhoids that uses turmeric is one that combines turmeric and ghee. Ghee is a clarified butter that is used in Indian cooking and can be purchased in the ethnic food sections of some supermarkets or at ethnic food stores. For this home remedy, mix 1 tsp. ghee with 1/2 tsp. turmeric. This mixture should be applied to the hemorrhoids before bed for three nights. Do not apply it for the next two nights. Repeat this cycle until hemorrhoids are gone.

    Considerations

    • Turmeric can easily stain clothes and skin. Wear your oldest clothes when using these home remedies. Any stains on the skin will disappear within two to three weeks once remedies containing turmeric are discontinued.

 

A Miracle Super Spice? the Health Benefits of Turmeric, with 5 Amazing Recipes

If you want to protect yourself from a multitude of diseases, then please let us introduce you to turmeric. This spice is best known as the substance that gives many Indian dishes and ballpark mustard their yellow color. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, and if you happen to see it in its fresh in the supermarket, it resembles ginger but with a darker brown tough outer skin and a deep orange inner flesh. However, it is most commonly sold in the spice aisle as a bright yellow powder. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Chinese and Indian medicine and is recently being recognized by conventional medicine for its healing powers.

 Health Benefits


 While studies concerning the health benefits of turmeric are still premature, early evidence has linked turmeric to a slew of health benefits, most of which are based on its most active component, curcumin, the compound that also gives turmeric its yellow-orange color. Turmeric is full of powerful antioxidants, including curcumin, which are known to fight cancer-causing free radicals. Most research done on the health benefits of turmeric have been done using curcumin, not the whole turmeric root. While the studies are promising, more research, especially those using human subjects, need to be done. So far, what we do know is that turmeric is known to be anti-inflammatory, can help with managing pain, brain health support and liver detoxification, amongst other benefits. For tips on how to use turmeric in food, read more in this article.

Recipes

Weary about using turmeric in your cooking? Give some of these delicious recipes containing turmeric a try.

1. Ayurvedic Oatmeal
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Ingredients (serves two)

  • 200 ml water
  • 200 g (1 cup) pumpkin flesh, cut in small cubes
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
  • 80 g oatmeal flakes
  • 300 ml soy or any other vegan milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon and/or 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cm of turmeric (curcuma) root, peeled and rasped, or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds or to taste 
Instructions
  1. Cover the pumpkin cubes and raisins with water and bring to boil. Cook on low heat for ten minutes.
  2. Add soy (or any other vegan) milk and bring to boil again.
  3. Add oatmeal flakes, cinnamon sticks, cardamon powder, and turmeric. Cook for another ten minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds and serve.
2. Breakfast Poha

 Poha-Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles. The thickness of the flakes varies depending on the use. This breakfast preparation uses thick Poha, which can be bought from any Indian Store. Thick rice flakes or brown rice flakes can also be found in some local health stores or online stores. Get the recipe HERE.



3. Missy Roti 
 These golden yellow flatbreads called Missy Roti, are a traditional recipe from the North Indian state of Punjab). Warm and brushed with a fruity olive oil, just before serving in lieu of the clarified butter, you have a healthy and comforting treat that can be a complete meal with some Indian pickles or lentils depending on what you want to eat it with. Get the recipe HERE.



 4. Curried Lentil Soup


Summer may not seem like the perfect time for a bowl of Curried Lentil Soup. That's because we typically think a hearty bowl of piping hot soup is more of a winter dish. Soup has become typecast! I'm challenging us to reconsider our preconceived notions and give soup another chance at becoming a summer staple. Get the recipe HERE.



5. Spicy Indian Sweet Potato

 If you have never tried Indian flavors on sweet potato, please give it a shot. With minimal spices sweet potato flavor still shines through. Fiery green chilis are great against the soothing sweetness of these creamy root vegetables. I have retained the skin for its color and nutrition, used some simple Indian pantry staple spices and cooked it in low heat till well roasted and soft. Resulting dish tastes fabulous! Spicy, sweet and full of flavor. Get the recipe HERE.

 http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/miracle-super-spice-health-benefits-turmeric-5-amazing-145400330.html

 

Turmeric for Candida - A natural way to fix Candida (natural herb) Recipe: Golden Tea - Turmeric Tea

Compiling the data in one place. This article is a re-post from:

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/turmeric-natural-antifungal/

You might know turmeric best as a spice in South Asian or Persian cuisine. Frequently used in curry powders or as a coloring agent, ground turmeric root has an earthy taste, slightly mustardy smell and a distinctive bright yellow color. It also has a number of properties that are really beneficial for your health.
Turmeric has been long used in Eastern medicine as an anti-inflammatory. In fact the most-researched ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which has been demonstrated to have similar anti-inflammatory properties to hydrocortisone. Research has also suggested that turmeric could be effective in treating Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and even arthritis.
However, today I am going to be focusing on turmeric’s role as an antifungal agent. Recent research has begun to show that turmeric can be effective both against Candida Albicans and the biofilms that it forms, so it could be a very useful addition to your anti-Candida program.

Turmeric and Candida

Commercial antifungals tend to be associated with a large number of side effects, so researchers have been isolating and testing herbal remedies to find an alternative. Usually this research tends to be done in Asian or South American universities. The reason? You can’t patent a naturally-occurring compound like Curcumin, so research funding in Western universities is hard to find.
A Brazilian research team looked at the effectiveness of Curcumin against 23 strains of fungi, including Candida Albicans. They found that at a fairly low concentration, Curcumin was able to completely inhibit the growth of Candida Albicans (as well as lots of other fungal strains).
They also tested Curcumin using human cells. According to the researchers, “Curcumin was able to inhibit the adhesion to BEC [human cheek cells] of all the Candida species studied, being more potent than the commercial antifungal fluconazole.” In other words, Curcumin was more effective than Diflucan at preventing Candida from attaching to human cells.
Another study looked at how ascorbic acid (one form of vitamin C) could affect the antifungal properties of Curcumin. Ascorbic acid on its own has no significant antifungal properties, but the researchers found that it made Curcumin more effective. Remarkably, the Curcumin was 5-10 times more effective against Candida Albicans when it was used in the presence of ascorbic acid. Simply put, vitamin C supplements could make Curcumin even more effective against Candida.

Adding turmeric to your diet

If you enjoy curries or Middle Eastern cuisine, then adding turmeric to your food is pretty easy. However it can also be added to lots of meat dishes, used in marinades and added to egg salads or scrambled eggs.
You can use turmeric to make a delicious anti-Candida drink too. This is a personal favorite of mine as it combines coconut milk with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. All 4 of these ingredients are proven antifungals.
Ingredients
½ can of coconut milk
½ tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. ground ginger (or finely chopped ginger)
½ tsp. cinnamon
Stevia to taste
Preparation
1. Heat the coconut milk gently on the stove.
2. Add the spices and stevia, then stir well. If you use a blender you will usually get more flavor and a smoother consistency.
For more information on beating Candida, along with lots of delicious anti-Candida recipes, check out my Ultimate Candida Diet program and Candida Diet Recipe Book. You can find them both here. Good luck with your Candida treatment!




Recipe: Golden Tea - Turmeric Tea
http://meghantelpner.com/blog/tea-time-with-turmeric/
Was it just me or did anyone else have a bit of a time this week? All I know is that I was definitely not all here, maybe not all there either. All in all, I was feeling mighty unsettled and so I turned to the herbs with a vengeance. I was looking for something that might ease my spinny mind, my knotted tum tum, and perhaps help me get my feet back onto the earth and into the here and now.
Lots of people have their go-tos when feeling out of sorts. I have my teas. In keeping with the posts from earlier in the week, I got a little experimental adding a massive dollop of turmeric to my spice tea. It seemed to do the trick and given the amount of this sweet ambrosia I have been drinking all week, it is shocking that I haven’t turned completely yellow.
Turmeric tea is a serious drink, not for the faint of heart. It might just cure every last ache, pain, and whoa-is-me in your life (this might be an exaggeration a little but let me have it).
Why turmeric? How about these 15 reasons:
  1. Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.
  2. Natural liver detoxifier- is it possible that if we believe liver to be the seat of anger than turmeric can help release that anger? Hmmmm.
  3. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
  4. Majorly powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  5. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
  6. Natural pain killer. Yay more of this!
  7. Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism
  8. A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression
  9. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  10. Studies have shown that turmeric can boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
  11. Accelerates wound healing and repairing of damaged skin
  12. Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  13. Wowzers does it help soothe upset stomach
  14. Helps to facilitate protein digestion
  15. A natural preventative against flu viruses.
I might just be able to go on forever. See we nutritionists all have our faves. Fave supplements, fave foods, gave green drinks, fave herbs… Turmeric has recently been added to my top 5 list of fave herbs. What else is on there right now? Well ginger for sure, passion flower is a must, I’ll take some goldenseal, and likely a little shtickle of gingko- though I am definitely impartial to the culinary herbs.

Anywhoozits- here is my recipe for turmeric tea.
Turmeric Tea
(single serving)
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
tsp fresh ginger (optional)
As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
1-2 cups of water
Raw honey to sweeten
Mylk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk but almond and hemp would both be delicious)
Slow and steady oven method
  • Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins
  • Strain out and add honey and mylk
Fast and furious blender method
  • Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your belnder)
  • Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in colour.
  • Strain out tea and add mylk and honey.

Another Powerful Health Benefit of Turmeric: Treats Candida Infection
Candida infection is caused by a yeast overgrowth in the gut. It can cause gas, bloating, thrush, irritable bowel syndrome, and has been linked to many chronic illnesses.
The spice turmeric has shown promise as an effective antifungal for candida as well as other fungal infections. According to the recent findings, turmeric is associated with inhibiting the candida infection more effectively than a common antifungal drug.
Moderate amounts of candida (and other yeast) are found in everyone without causing any harm, but when left to grow unchecked, e.g. by destroying beneficial bacteria through the use of antibiotics, or excess sugar consumption, candida can change into its fungal form and spore through the intestinal wall into the rest of the body. Stress is another factor that can cause candida to spread, because the release of cortisol during stress raises blood sugar, which in turn feeds the yeast.
Conventional treatments for candida are with antifungal drugs, usually made from molds, which work by competing with other molds and fungus, such as candida, for food in the gut. However, these treatments often have unwanted side effects.
Turmeric as an Antifungal
This study on turmeric as a potent antifungal was carried on cells in a lab. It found that curcumin, the active phytochemical found in turmeric, which gives it its vivid golden color, and is responsible for its powerful antioxidant properties, was a more potent antifungal than the drug fluconazole, commonly used to treat fungal infections. The curcumin acted by inhibiting candida's cell adhesion, particularly on those with a weakened immune system.
Turmeric has previously shown to act as a powerfully healing spice, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is commonly used in herbal medicines, for digestive disorders and external ailments like skin conditions. It can also be used in cooking to spice up foods and add color to them.
Research Paper Details:
C. V. B. Martins, D. L. da Silva, A. T. M. Neres, et al. Curcumin as a promising antifungal of clinical interest. Journal of antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2009 63(2):337-339.
http://www.healthymuslim.com/articles/suzzr-another-powerful-health-benefit-of-turmeric-treats-candida-infection.cfm



How to Fight Candida the Natural Way by Dr. Josh Axe on January 29, 2012

All-Natural Remedies for Candida
Processed and refined foods create the acidic environment that candida and other diseases need to survive. Replace foods high in gluten, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with fresh fruit and vegetables. While treating candida, restrict your intake of alcohol, vinegar, bread, high-sugar foods, peanuts, mushrooms and aged cheese. Nuts, seeds, wild-caught fish and other food fresh from Mother Nature will all fight candida, along with garlic, turmeric and cinnamon. Changing to a healthier lifestyle, whether or not you have candida, can only lead to a healthier body with the added benefit of countering any future yeast infection.
Garlic is a natural anti-fungal and a powerful antibiotic while turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a powerful treatment against candida, according to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Tests performed at the Department of Microbiologia at the Centro de Engenharias in Brazil showed that turmeric was a more potent anti-fungal than the commonly prescribed drug fluconazole (source).
Best Candida Fighting Foods

Amasai / Kefir
Garlic
Turmeric
Raw Vegetables
Cinnamon
Kombucha
Yogurt
Overuse of antibiotics not only kills both good and bad bacteria in the body, allowing candida to flourish, it also means that the body builds up a resistance to them. Substitute antibiotics with a natural probiotic such as Kombucha or Kefir to restore the balance of bacteria in your body. Kefir is particularly high in probiotics. Amasai, a similar fermented dairy product, is a highly digestible beverage which promotes good bacteria and restores balance in the digestive tract. Adding other naturally fermented foods such as natto to your diet will soon restore your body’s natural balance to a state where candida simply cannot survive.
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Testimonies of Turmeric for Candida:
  To All Candida Sufferers,

There are other posts on CureZone, claiming similar results from using Turmeric - usually as a side effect.

I have been suffering from Candida for a long time, with most debilitating symptoms associated with Candida Overgrowth.

I have not been eating bread for a long time, very little pasta or other wheat products. But that did not seem to make a big difference. The only difference I did notice, was when I did eat Sugar and/or Bread, the Candida flared up to intolerable levels.

The first thing I did to seriously starve the Candida, was to cut out all refined sugar. I still ate fruit. So, since sugar in my coffee was the biggest source of daily sugar - I opted for bitter coffee. That did make a difference, but only slight.

Then I started taking Turmeric. I started with 1/4 teaspoon twice a day. Currently I am taking about 1/2 teaspoon twice a day.

For the first couple of days, I felt GREAT. Then came the Herxheimmer Effect. I felt terrible. Whole body ache, my skin hurt and I had a fever. My urine became a dark amber colour.

I drank a lot of water, and slightly lowered the dose of Turmeric.

Tree days later I felt SO GOOD. And I still feel good. And my tongue is pink. I still take the Turmeric. I also have a regular intake of Ginger and Cayenne Pepper. My urine colour is back to normal.

I am still keeping away from sugar and wheat. But after the occasional succumbing to the lure of chocolate or a pizza, I do not get that terrible flare up.

Maybe this sounds too easy - Turmeric, the stuff that makes rice yellow? But, unless you have serious gallbladder and/or liver problems, I really would recommend taking Turmeric. Do some reading on the Net. I have read only good things, and have only good things to report.

http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1675596
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