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Newsletter for Turmeric and Health Information April 2024

Hi everyone and welcome to my April newsletter.

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I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the Easter Holidays – hopefully you won’t overindulge, though it’s hard not to at this time of year. It’s not so much the chocolate that is my downfall, though I do enjoy it. The real culprit, as far as I’m concerned are the hot cross buns, and especially the ones from Aldi. They are so soft, tasty and moreish, that I’ve to be really strong and only buy the occasional pack, even though Mike does help me demolish them…LOL


Turmeric Easter Eggs | AC Healthy Solutions April Newsletter

With Easter and then the school holidays I do have several extra markets coming up, so I hope that I get to see some of you there. Also, now that daylight savings are going back on the first weekend of April, it will mean that it will be lighter in the mornings, which will be so much better. I have to say that I don’t really like having to set up in the dark. I have three markets this long weekend, so I hope that I will get to see you at one of them. I love talking to my customers at the markets and I enjoy it when they get me to investigate whether or not turmeric may be able to help with a particular condition.


This month I was chatting at a market and the customer was enquiring whether or not turmeric could possibly help with ADHD and associated conditions. I wasn’t sure, though I do know that turmeric is one of the few things that can cross the blood/brain barrier and help to reduce inflammation in the brain. So, I said that I would investigate. And, whilst there is not a lot of information out there, I did find a very interesting article by Dr. Brian Udel, which I have condensed below.


In keeping with the Easter theme, this month’s recipe is Turmeric Scrambled eggs. It was as close as I could get. Though I do think that this is a great breakfast and a good way to have your turmeric. The cooking can reduce the overall effectiveness of the turmeric, but since eggs cook at a relatively low temperature, I think that you should be fine, especially if you only take your turmeric this way occasionally. So, enjoy your turmeric this Easter.


Curcumin for Autism and ADHD

Curcumin for autism and ADHD | AC Healthy Solutions

Over the past year, The Child Development Centre has been successfully utilising a natural turmeric supplement that appears to be improving the health of our patients’ gastrointestinal system, body and mind. The turmeric plant and its product, curcumin, have been the subject of a number of media reports, lately. How can the preparation help patients with ADHD and ASD?


Turmeric is part of the ginger family, mostly known for its role as the main spice in curry. Curcuminoid compounds are utilised to treat a variety of medical conditions; including auto-immunity in the blood, rashes in the skin, problems with the gut, parasites within the body, and disorders of the liver, kidney, and brain. Many doctors ask, "How can one chemical help so many diverse conditions?"


An emerging theme in the practice of modern medicine is the ability of an affected body part to heal itself. Such a belief has been central to other therapeutic sciences for a long time. In that paradigm, natural substances that promote repair are at least as important as medicines that attack a presumed cause. Turmeric contains curcumin, which possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Given that the compound successfully accomplishes those tasks, improvements in the efficiency and function of any organ throughout the body should be understandable. Like most medications, it is best to go ‘low and slow’. As the patient displays individual tolerance to a given pattern, the dose and/or frequency can be adjusted.


Here are some of the responses to the study:

  • I have noticed great improvements in cognition and language with your suggested supplement.

  • The curcumin has been amazing. Improved language and cognition. Significant improvements.

  • He felt warm for two days, but never registered a fever. He is doing amazing in school! He is now sitting with the other kids and doing his seat work. According to the school staff, they have witnessed attempts to talk and word approximations. The ABA therapist visited him at school yesterday and reported the same. She is extremely pleased with his progress, and we are as well. I’m going to send you a picture.

  • Our child reacted well to the turmeric and LDN compound. He seems to be reacting nicely. He is babbling much more, and mood has improved.

  • This supplement has been amazing so far…. Her focus and sustained attention and receptive language are much improved and all her therapists across the board have noticed!

  • It has been amazing. Improved language and cognition. Significant improvements.


Conclusion

As with all medical interventions, your child should be under the care of an experienced practitioner who can make specific recommendations. Patients and problems are so diverse that, generally, sticking to a high-quality supplement is recommended.


When given to the appropriate population, with close follow-ups of the clinical course, adding curcumin to the treatment protocol appears safe, and can provide significant improvement for patients with ASD.


Source: Dr. Brian Udell (The Autism Doctor) – The Autism Last updated Jul 7, 2020 | Published on Nov 27, 2016


TURMERIC SCRAMBLED EGGS

Recipe for Turmeric scrambled eggs | AC Healthy Solutions

Ingredients:

  • 2 large Eggs

  • Your choice of grass-fed butter, ghee, coconut oil or olive oil.

  • 1 tsp Health2all Turmeric powder

  • Spinach – a good handful



Method:

I love how easy scrambled eggs are to make.

  1. Whisk together the eggs and turmeric.

  2. You can add a splash of milk of your choice.

  3. Melt the butter in a frypan over moderate heat.

  4. Add the spinach and mix it through the butter until it has wilted.

  5. Then add the whisked turmeric eggs and cook until you get your preferred egg consistency.

  6. It’s best to keep moving the eggs to the centre with a spatula or wooden spoon every 30 seconds whilst they are cooking.

  7. Serve with accompaniments of your choice e.g. bacon, tomatoes etc. Enjoy!

                                                 

THIS MONTH’S EVENTS AND MARKETS

So, it’s finally time for Easter eggs and hot cross buns, yaaah. With Easter and then the school holidays you will find that there are some extra markets during the month, so I hope that I get to see lots of you down at one of them during the month.


Market Events April 2024 | AC Healthy Solutions

Saturday 6th April – Taste Festival, Taree – 8am – 6pm. In the Queen Victoria Gardens, down by the river. Come along for this great food and fun extravaganza.


Sunday 7th April – Blackhead Bazaar - 8am – 1pm. Great market for all the family, I will be along the top row as before.


Saturday 13th April - Gloucester Farmers Market - 9am – 1pm. Held at Billabong Park. Lots of great local produce and wines so, something for everyone.


Sunday 14th April – Forster Town Market - 8 am – 1pm. Near the campsite on Head Street.


Wednesday 17th April – Scotts Head Twilight Market – 3pm – 8pm. Yes, it's school holidays again, so come on down to the green for great food lots of stalls and chill music vibes.


Thursday 18th April – Hat Head Twilight Market – 3pm – 8pm. Yes, this market is also back on for the school holidays.


Friday 19th April – Tuncurry Assisted Living – So far, I haven’t heard back from them so it’s fingers crossed. If not see you in Forster on Saturday.


Saturday 20th April - Forster Farmers Market – 7am – 12pm By the Visitors Centre.


Sunday 21st April – Laurieton Market - 8am – 1pm down by the river on Short and Tunis Streets.


Wednesday 24th April – Scotts Head Twilight Market – 3pm – 8pm. Come on down to the green for great food lots of stalls and chill music vibes.


Saturday 27th April – Tuncurry Market – 8 am – 1pm See you over the bridge at the John Whiley Park. Marine Rescue do a great bacon and egg butty.


Sunday 28th April – Pacific Palms Market - 8am – 1pm. At Elizabeth Beach, another great market for all the family and dog-friendly, so come along for a fun day out.


For those of you who can’t get to those markets all you need to do is ring me on 0406 036 845 or you can now go to my website – https://www.achealthysolutions.com/shop and order from there, and I will arrange for it to be posted or delivered to you. The cost is the same as at the market and postage/delivery is free on all orders over $100 with a flat rate of $8 below that.


Alison Carroll, the Turmeric Lady | AC Healthy Solutions

Yours in Health and Happiness

Alison Carroll

aka The Turmeric Lady

AC Healthy Solutions




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