Activated Coconut Charcoal has risen in popularity in recent times due to it’s notable health benefits.
Yes, it’s black. No, it doesn’t taste like coconuts. It’s actually odourless and tasteless and is derived from the husks of coconuts. It maintains a high alkalinity, which enables it to fight infections and bacteria. It’s porous surface has a negative charge which attracts positively charge gas and toxins causing them to bind to it. These chemicals and toxins are absorbed into it’s pores which is why it’s used in emergency rooms for emergency toxin removal.
Some of the many other health benefits from this charcoal include detoxification, oral health, kidney and liver support, assistance for bloating and gas, skin health and much more!
Is Turmeric Good For You?
Turmeric is an Indian spice related to the ginger plant and boasts many known health benefits. Often misspelled as Tumeric, it’s considered in India to be Holy. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used as a treatment for several internal disorders including indigestion, throat infections, common colds, even liver issues. It’s been suggested that turmeric may contribute to the possible slowing down of Alzheimers disease symptems and may be beneficial for the skin.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin.
Curcumin is a naturally strong antioxidant, well known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, it’s popularity has grown as a dietary supplement as means of assisting with joint issues such as arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
As cited by Michigan Medicine University of Michigan:
A preliminary trial in people with rheumatoid arthritis
found curcumin to be somewhat useful for reducing inflammation and symptoms such as pain and stiffness.8
A separate double-blind trial found that curcumin was superior to placebo or phenylbutazone (an NSAID) for alleviating post-surgical inflammation.
What many people don’t realise however, is that the level of Curcumin present in the turmeric in your pantry is not necessarily very high. How can you tell?
What Is Tulsi?
Tulsi, also know as Holy Basil, is an Indian herb cultivated by Hindus as a “Sacred plant”. It’s been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for its diverse healing properties. In the Ayurvedic system of health, Tulsi is believed to prolong longevity and is regarded as an “elixir of life”. How beautiful is that?
Tulsi is a tonic, for the body, mind and spirit. It’s considered to be an adaptogen. This means that it can improve adrenal system health and help to balance different processes within the body.
What Are Adaptogens?
…And Is All Cinnamon Good For You?
- True Sri Lankan Cinnamon Verum
NO, not all cinnamon is good for you!
It’s come to our attention recently that there is a common misconception surrounding the use of the spice Cinnamon, and a large number of consumers aren’t aware of the different varieties.
Sri Lankan Cinnamon Verum vs Cinnamon Cassia
Most of the cinnamon found in our foods and purchased from supermarkets is known as Cinnamon Cassia (Cinnamomum Cassia). It is by far the most commonly used cinnamon. This is not “true” cinnamon, but a noticably cheaper imitation and not from the same plant as Cinnamon Verum.
Sri Lankan Cinnamon Verum (Cinnamomum zeylanicum / Cinnamomum Verum) is often referred to as “True Cinnamon”. It tastes more mild and subtle, and a little sweeter than cassia.
There is a naturally occurring flavour substance in cinnamon called coumarin. The levels of coumarin in cassia are naturally occurring in far greater levels than the levels found in cinnamon verum.
Is This A Big Deal?