Hi everyone and welcome to my March newsletter.
I hope that you are all well and not finding this weather too hot at the moment. I have to say that there have been times when I wished that my gazebo had air-con. The shade it provided certainly helped, but it’s not that cool. Hopefully, things will begin to cool down a bit. 😊
This is something of an exciting month here in the Carroll household. I will get a flying visit from my daughter, Lexi as she drives past in her “new” 2014 red Rav4. Yes, she bought a car in Brisbane and must drive it down to Melbourne – well Meredith to be exact - where she lives and works. Hey, fun road trip and meet up with your Mum and brother on the way – got to love that.
Talking, of Mike there are changes for him too. He starts his job as ground crew for Bonza airlines this month and also starts his course to become a flying instructor, so things are coming together for him. 😊
As for me, I’m happily plugging along with my markets and my wonderful customers. I'm in the midst of adding articles, recipes, and product reviews to my website. So patience please!!
I will be having a ring round about product reviews, but it will take me some time, so in the meantime if anyone is willing to send me a product review to go on my website that would be wonderful. You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Either a written review or if you are more tech savvy than me a video would be wonderful. Thank you very much.
Turmeric for Eczema and other skin conditions
A lot of research has been done with regards to use of turmeric in treating skin related disorders. Eczema is a symptom of almost all skin conditions and turmeric has several pharmacological properties to reduce it. Turmeric is a spice and is one of the best-known nutraceuticals. This is due to its bioactive component, curcumin.
The earliest primary uses of turmeric was to treat the skin as a cosmetic or medication. There are several reasons why it was used for this purpose:
It reduces skin infection.
It reduces inflammation.
It combats skin infection.
It reduces dyspigmentation.
It protects skin from pollutants and chemicals.
It has anti-allergic activity.
One of the best properties of turmeric with reference to dermatology, is its skin regenerating potential. As an antioxidant it prevents damage caused by the reactive oxygen species and it down regulates the activity of the vital proteins behind the inflammation.
By altering the various biochemical processes, it speeds up wound healing and renews skin layers. UCLA researchers state that curcumin gel rapidly heals burns or photo damaged skin with little or no side effects. Plaque psoriasis is a condition characterised by reddening and scaling of skin.
Turmeric gel was found to be efficient in reducing the inflammation causing psoriasis without causing side effects and it is recommended as an add-on to conventional therapy. Formulations containing turmeric have been found to be helpful in reducing itching and other symptoms in eczema patients.
Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, and it does so by down regulating activity of inflammatory chemicals and immune cells. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity is comparable to that of regular painkillers and steroids.
Eczema is skin inflammation and curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It helps in controlling itching and rashes even if the cause of inflammation is due to some other health condition or chemical exposure.
Mast cells are a type of immune cells that are involved in allergic or hypersensitivity response. One such chemical is histamine which mediates allergic response. Curcumin significantly reduced mast cell activation and histamine release thereby demonstrating anti-allergic activity. Curcumin, among the curcuminoids, is the most potent in reducing allergic activity and reduces scratching and itching that occurs in such cases.
Turmeric has broad spectrum anti-microbial property. This could be of use in curbing any infection that is causing the eczema or skin rash.
If you have any skin condition, or know someone who does, such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or acne, not only can Turmeric4you powder and capsules help you from the inside out, but now, with our wonderfully soothing Hemp cream and gentle Hemp soap or wash we can help from the outside in. Give me a ring if you would like to know more.
Turmeric Coffee Smoothie Recipe
1/3 cup oats
¼ cup cashews. Soaked
1 tbsp chai seeds
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Turmeric4all
1 tsp instant coffee or ½ cup your favourite coffee blend – cooled.
1 ½ cup almond or coconut milk or a combo of both
6 ice cubes
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth, approximately 30 seconds. Allow time for all the nuts etc to completely grind up.
Depending on how you like your smoothie, you may need to add some more liquid.
THIS MONTH’S EVENTS AND MARKETS
Most of my markets are again back to normal, though I do have one extra one in the Lasiandra Festival in Wauchope. 😊
Saturday 4th Mar – Kempsey Market – 8am – 1pm. Held down by the river. I’m assuming that we will be back down on the grass again. 😊
Sunday 5th Mar – Blackhead Bazaar - 8am – 1pm. Held in the Wylie Breckenridge Park. Last month I was next to the ladies selling the mosaic, by the wonderful Thai food stall but with my bright orange gazebo roof, I’m not too hard to find.
Wednesday 9th Mar – Purple People’s Market Day for the Lasiandra Festival Wauchope. 9am – 2pm I will be down the main road somewhere, 😊 so come along for a fund day out.
Saturday 11th Mar – Gloucester Farmers Market - 8am – 12pm. Held at Billabong Park.
Sunday 12th Mar – Forster Town Market - 8 am – 1pm. Near the campsite on Head Street.
Saturday 18th Feb – Forster Farmers Market -7am – 12pm Great little market held by The Visitors Centre.
Sunday 19th Mar – Laurieton Market - 8am – 1pm down by the river on Short and Tunis Streets.
Saturday 25th Mar – Tuncurry Market - 8 am – 1pm See you over the bridge at the John Whiley Park.
Sunday 26th Mar – 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 – www.achealthysolutions.com 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.