Hi everyone and welcome to my May newsletter.
MARKET DATES - Check us out at Slice of Haven 28th May
I hope that you are all well and had a good Easter Holiday. I know that I have done several extra markets in April so it will be good to slow down a bit and to get away for a few days down to Melbourne to see Lexi. I’m going with my friend Cherie – she’s the Turmeric Lady for the Coffs area, so I’m sure that we will have a lot of fun. Mike will have to fend for himself but I’m sure that he will be fine. He survived in New Zealand for 2 years so it shouldn’t be too much of a strain for him. 😊
My article this month was inspired by one of my customers who remarked on how much her turmeric had helped with her menopause symptoms that she had been suffering from and it would seem that she isn’t the only one to get these benefits. So, if you, or anyone you know is suffering from some of these symptoms then please do pass on the article. I know that I was very lucky when I went through the menopause and although I did have some symptoms, they were relatively mild compared to some of my family and friends. As I did more research, I was amazed at just how many ways the turmeric can help in menopause – and for many other people as well. You don’t have to be a menopausal woman to benefit – and I don’t just mean their husbands as well!! 😊 Many of the benefits such as heart, brain, liver and kidney health are vital for all of us, as is viral protection and immunity boosting.
Some of you may have seen my website. I’m gradually getting all the articles and recipes put on there. I would love to be able to put some of your product reviews on there as well. So as an incentive I’m offering a 20% DISCOUNT on the next order of anyone who sends me a review. You can send it to me at my email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can write it out and post it to me at: U1, 2 Academic Street, Thrumster NSW 2444. I hope to hear from you soon.
Turmeric - "The Golden Goddess"
This colourful spice has a long history of medicinal use. I love its nickname “The Golden Goddess”, for me, it is the perfect menopausal herb for the Goddess approaching her Golden Years, as it can help bring richness to her health and happiness.
Turmeric is known to contain over 300 active constituents, some have been researched others are still undiscovered. For this reason, I don’t recommend isolated Curcumin products, as ideally, you want to use a whole root extract, as we do in our Turmeric4All Blend.
Turmeric has many modes of actions, including - a phytoestrogen, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antihistamine, anti-atherogenic, analgesic, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, digestive, hepatoprotective, Immune modulating, vulnerary (wound healing), nephroprotective (kidney), neuroprotective, cardioprotective, and the list goes on and on.
In regard to the menopausal transition, turmeric may benefit you in these ways.
Reducing Hot Flushes – due to its phytoestrogen and antihistamine prop erties.
Natural Antihistamine – helps with hives, migraines, fatigue and severe sweating.
Weight Loss- helps regulate fat metabolism and may reduce dangerous visceral fat.
Bone Health – reduces bone loss due to its phytoestrogen activity.
Heart Health - it is a blood thinner, helps dissolves clots, improves blood vessel function, as well as reducing total cholesterol.
Brain Health - Tetrahydro Curcumin has a powerful neuroprotective effect. It may help slow down age-related neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Pain - As an analgesic it has painkiller like effects, it also has anti-inflammatory effects meaning it can reduce pain and improve joint mobility.
Immune Health - it has an immune regulating action and can boost general immunity. It has also been shown to reduce viral replication.
Allergies - Turmeric’s antihistamine effects not only helps to reduce hot flushes but also reduces allergies.
Urinary Health - inhibits the pathogens causing urinary tract infections.
Blood sugar/diabetes - increases adiponectin levels, which regulates metabolic processes including glucose regulation, insulin sensitivity and fat storage.
Digestion - has wound healing properties. It protects and heals any gastrointestinal damage, especially with conditions such as UC, Crohn's, leaky gut, proctitis and ulcers.
Chelator - helps to bind and remove excess iron and copper.
Liver Function - increases detoxification. It protects the liver against assaults and may play a role in rejuvenating and improving liver function.
Kidney Function - it works to protect the kidneys against damage.
As you can see turmeric can offer an amazing array of benefits for many people not just menopausal women. Though as a Golden Goddess myself I have to say that I can highly recommend it. 😊 However, as with all things do, please check with your health provider before starting to take it.
Taken from an article by Jennifer Harrington Clinical Director Menopause Specialist, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Medical Herbalist Mar 05, 2021
SIMPLE VEGGIE KORMA – ADAPTED FROM JAMIE OLIVER
1 heaped teaspoon flaked almonds
2 large, sweet potatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 red onion-peeled and finely sliced
1 tsp curry powder.
3cm piece of fresh ginger
400g tin chickpeas - drained
½ bunch fresh coriander including stalks
½-1 fresh chilli – optional
2 tsp Turmeric4U
1 heaped tablespoon korma curry paste (bought or make your own)
2 cups mixed veggies e.g. carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower cut into chunks
4 tablespoons low fat natural yogurt (optional)
Toast almonds in a dry frying pan over a low heat until golden, then set aside.
Scrub sweet potatoes and cut into 4cm chunks.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the sweet potato.
Fry for 5 minutes or until golden.
Add curry powder to pan and stir for one minute, then add all the chopped veg, curry paste and the chopped coriander stalks.
Fry for another 10 minutes or until onions are softened.
Add chickpeas and 600ml of boiling water and bring the mixture to the boil.
Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened (about 30 minutes).
Stir through the Turmeric4U just before the end of cooking. If you want, you could add some shredded roast chicken at this point as well and allow to heat through.
To serve curry: add lemon juice to curry, sprinkle with almonds and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with yogurt, boiled Basmati rice and of course Naan Bread.
THIS MONTH’S EVENTS AND MARKETS
With the school holidays over, things should settle back to my usual markets, though I do have one change in that I will be at the wonderful Slice of Haven at the end of the month. 😊
Saturday 6th May – Kempsey Market – 8am – 1pm. Held down by the River. Start the month well and come along to see me.
Sunday 7th May – Blackhead Bazaar - 8am – 1pm. Held in the Wylie Breckenridge Park. I’m next to the mosaic ladies and Bob the Book man but with my bright orange gazebo roof, I’m not too hard to find.
Saturday 13th May – Gloucester Farmers Market - 8am – 12pm. Held at Billabong Park.
Sunday 14th May – Forster Town Market - 8 am – 1pm. Near the campsite on Head Street.
Saturday 20th May – Forster Farmers Market -7am – 12pm Great little market held by The Visitors Centre.
Sunday 21st May – Laurieton Market - 8am – 1pm down by the river on Short and Tunis Streets.
Saturday 27th May – Tuncurry Market – 8 am – 1pm See you over the bridge at the John Whiley Park.
Sunday 28th May – Slice of Haven – 10am – 4pm. Held down by the RSL Club in Laurieton. Not sure exactly where I will be, but my bright orange gazebo isn’t too hard to find. Do come along for a great day out and taste of the best the region has to offer.
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.