Turmeric: Did you know?

Turmeric: Did you know?

I get a lot of questions about Turmeric, mostly in relationship to “how much should I be taking”.

Turmeric is one of those supplements that has been touted as good for everything.  In fact, it is pretty incredible. Mostly I prescribe it as an anti-inflammatory. I also think it is a good idea to eat your supplements which means cooking with it. Sometimes you cannot take a therapeutic amount by just eating it as a food.

If you want anti-inflammatory effects you need to get 500 to 1,000 milligrams of curcuminoids per day.”

When using the spice on its own, the common rule of thumb is that there are 200 milligrams of curcumin in one teaspoon of fresh or ground turmeric (though it varies a bit depending on the source and origins).

Did you also know?

  • Turmeric serves as a natural pain reliever

  • It also aids in digestion and gives our bodies liver support

  • It is a good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Iron and Potassium

  • Turmeric an be used for moderate skincare, especially for pimples


XO,

Dr. Cindy

Dr. Cindy is a ND, RN, Midwife and Instructor with more than 30 years experience.

If you would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Cindy call us at (203) 254 - 2633 to discuss your health concerns. We would love to help!


Need a new Quick & Healthy Breakfast Idea?

Want to start your day with a hearty breakfast but don’t have time in the morning? Why not pull out your slow cooker – it’s not just for dinner!   Prep some oatmeal to cook overnight and come down in the morning to a hot, delicious breakfast ready to go!

Steel-cut oats works best, as they are the least processed of all oatmeal varieties, meaning they are coarser and maintain their texture after cooking - rolled oats can get a bit mushy overnight.  

For 4 servings, start by combining one cup of steel-cut oatmeal with 3 cups of water and a pinch of kosher or Himalayan salt in the pot of your slow cooker.   Set to cook on ‘Low’ overnight (or for 6 hours if yours has a timer). Then pick one of the add-ons below, or simply use your imagination!

✅  Substitute full-fat coconut (or almond or cashew) milk for one half of the water in the recipe.

✅  Include ¼ teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon & a diced, peeled apple before cooking.

✅ Top cooked oatmeal with fresh berries, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or  chia seeds

✅ or swirl in a spoonful of almond or peanut butter.

XO,

Koren Bradshaw

Koren is a clinical nutritionist and certified lactation counselor passionate about functional nutrition and lifestyle education.

If you would like to set up a consultation with Koren call us at (203) 254 - 2633 to discuss your health concerns. We would love to help!


Can toxic overload stall your weight-loss?

So many of our toxins accumulate, overwhelming our bodies defenses. When the liver gets sluggish this impedes normal metabolism including fluid retention, puffiness and bloat. By reducing or eliminating what creates toxic overload and giving the body the nutrients it needs we can help eliminate chronic inflammation. By eliminating food sensitivities we can help to strengthen the gut.

Time to load up on the cruciferous veggies, berries galore, garlic and spices to help speed things up.

Have you been wanting to make some changes and looking for some professional and personal support?

We started off the beginning of the spring cleanse series. Everyone in the group had their own insights into how the cleanse helped them. Feeling clearer, with improved focus was one example. The idea of the cleanse was not to lose weight but all of us did. Moving forward with healthier eating habits and less sugar cravings was a general theme. Were we going to go back to old habits? Likely, but maybe not quite the same as before. One participant pointed out, his goal was to have smaller portions. Another plans to have healthy protein shakes every morning.  I’m proud of all of us. None of us had to do this for our health, it is not an easy task to change what you are doing daily, but we did it and are the better for making this commitment to ourselves.  

It’s easy to fall out of sync, exercise too little, lose touch with yourself, work too much, lose touch with yourself, or over-indulge. In just a few short weeks of releasing toxins, science based nutrition you will experience the trans-formative power of nutrient dense whole foods. Let me bring my 25+ years of naturopathic experience with no fads, no gimmicks, no BS!

XO,

Dr. Cindy

ND, RN & Midwife