Follow this blog for any period and you will likely notice my affinity for turmeric. The more I study nutritional science, alternative medicine and culinary nutrition, the more fascinated I become with the spice known as ‘Indian Gold’.
Over the past several years, I’ve researched and experimented with ways to assimilate turmeric into my daily routine. The spice also inspired my first article for a professional publication. ‘Three Ways to Get the Most From Turmeric’ was accepted by ‘The Integrative RD’, the newsletter of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
I was honored to have my work read by my peers and pleasantly surprised by the reader feedback. Colleagues posed many intriguing questions about bringing turmeric into their kitchens and culinary medicine cabinets. They wanted to know how to use the spice to help their families and clients possibly reduce or eliminate the need for dozens of prescription drugs.
Turmeric reduces inflammation, modulates immunity, possesses antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as potential anti-cancer properties. Clearly, turmeric can potentially benefit everyone’s health. What can it do for you?
I plan to continue experimenting in the kitchen and writing about turmeric. So, what do you need to know about turmeric? A general overview? Research on specific health benefits? Please, send me your questions and/or recipe requests. Help me help you adopt this ‘Spice for Life’.
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Turmeric Recipes and Articles
Maribeth Evezich, MS, RD