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Newsletter for Turmeric and Health Information February 2024

Hi everyone and welcome to my February newsletter.

I hope that you all had a good break over the holidays and were able to get away even if only for a few days. For myself, this is where my holiday begins. January is a very busy time of year for me, but come February, I can take a bit of time for myself to recharge the batteries. Luckily for me, my daughter Lexi will be coming up to see me for the first week of February and then my friend Cherie, The Turmeric Lady for the Coffs area, will be coming down for a few days. So, I’m sure that a lot of girly fun will be had, with some R & R thrown in. I know that for me personally a good massage and probably a pedicure are on the cards. As is a visit to my favourite vineyard – Bago – great wine, good food and the wonderful Superb Fairywren, what’s not to love.

AC Healthy Solutions February 2024 Newsletter | AC Healthy Solutions

My article this month on turmeric for nerve pain was sparked by a question from one of my customers as to whether or not turmeric could help with it. My gut reaction was that it should be able to help as after all turmeric is excellent for a wide range of inflammatory pain. But I felt that it would be a good idea to check it out. I found several very erudite papers on the subject, and although they found that turmeric did help with nerve pain, they were very technical. Then I found a much more user-friendly article which I have adapted for this newsletter.

For my recipe, I thought that it would be a lovely idea to give you all at least one way to use some of all the wonderful mangos that are currently available. I have about 20 prepared in my freezer ready to make mango chutney. I’m sure it makes me almost unAustralian to admit that I don’t really like fresh mango, but I love mango chutney, so that’s what I’m going to use them for. Try it with Stilton on toast – apparently, Lord Wellington loved it!! I certainly do.

Turmeric for Nerve Pain: How It Can Help

Nerve pain, also known as neuropathy, can cause discomfort, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms. While traditional medicine can offer various treatments for nerve pain, these do not often help, so using turmeric may offer relief for neuropathic pain. Turmeric contains curcumin, an active ingredient with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin has been studied extensively for its ability to repair nerve damage and promote nerve regeneration. Turmeric has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat nerve pain and promote nerve regeneration.

Turmeric for Nerve Pain | AC Healthy Solutions

Nerve pain is a condition that affects the nerves in the body. Various factors, including injury, infection, and chronic diseases like diabetes can cause nerve pain.

There are several types of nerve pain, including peripheral neuropathy, which affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, and autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves that control involuntary functions like blood pressure and digestion.

Turmeric has several properties that make it effective in relieving nerve pain. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. Inflammation is a common cause of nerve pain, and reducing inflammation can help to relieve nerve pain. Turmeric is also a potent antioxidant, which can help protect the body from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause damage to the nerves, and reducing oxidative stress can help prevent nerve damage and promote nerve regeneration.

Turmeric has analgesic properties that can help to reduce pain and discomfort. Turmeric can block pain signals in the body, which can help to alleviate the symptoms of nerve pain.

In summary, turmeric can be an effective natural remedy for nerve pain relief due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties. It can be consumed in supplement form. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using turmeric to treat nerve pain.


The Ultimate Refreshing Drink for Summer

Turmeric4all and Mango Smoothie Recipe | AC Healthy Solutions


3 cups frozen Mango - or fresh if you have it

½ cup orange juice – freshly squeezed is wonderful

1 raw carrot - chopped or shredded.

¼ cup cashews, soaked for a least 1 hour or preferably overnight

1½ - 2 cups coconut water

1 teaspoon Turmeric4You

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger – optional but adds a great zing.


  1. Simply put all the ingredients together in a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.

  2. If you are using fresh mango, you might like to add some ice cubes to cool it down. Yummy, great on a summer’s morning – or any time!!


Now that the school holidays are over, things will begin to settle down to normal and I will be back to my usual markets, without any extra ones. So, take advantage of the good weather and come along for a great day out.

Market Events February | AC Healthy Solutions

Saturday 3rd Feb – Kempsey Riverside Market – 8am – 1pm. Back again, I can’t stay away. Held down by the river.

Sunday 4th Feb – Blackhead Bazaar - 8am – 1pm.  Great market for all the family, I will be along the top row as before.   

Saturday 10th Feb - Gloucester Farmers Market - 9am – 1pm. Held at Billabong Park. Lots of great local produce and wines so, something for everyone.

Sunday 11th Feb – Forster Town Market - 8 am – 1pm. Near the campsite on Head Street.

Saturday 17th Feb - Forster Farmers Market – 7am – 12pm By the Visitors Centre.  

Sunday 18th Feb – Laurieton Market - 8am – 1pm down by the river on Short and Tunis Streets.

Saturday 24th Feb – Tuncurry Market – 8 am – 1pm See you over the bridge at the John Whiley Park.

Sunday 25th Feb – 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 – 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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