Hi everyone and welcome to my October newsletter.
I hope that you are all feeling well. I have one quick question for you all – who stole September? There I was busy getting my house back into some sort of order now that my wonderful l painter Steve has finished painting and suddenly, I’m at a market – it’s the first of October and I’m having to move the clock back an hour. I feel that it wasn’t just an hour that I lost but a whole month! 🙁
So, I do apologise for the fact that this newsletter is rather later than usual. I would claim that I was having a senior moment, but Turmeric is one of the very few things that can cross the blood: brain barrier and can help with certain forms of dementia, so I can’t really blame that as I regularly take my turmeric for my knees. I will put it down to trying to do too much at once and dropping the ball with my newsletter. I think that this is only the second time that I’ve been late in over seven years so that’s not a bad track record. Anyway, better late than never I say. 😊
I’m sure that those of you who have been taking my turmeric for some time are well aware of the power of this wonderful turmeric and I love to hear all your stories of how it has helped so many of you overcome the pain from which you were suffering, but I thought that I would explain to those of you who are new to the Health2all family just what a great product you have got your hands on and maybe some of you know others who would benefit from taking turmeric, and you could pass on this article to them.
My recipe is another from the Turmeric Chai family. If any of you are interested in getting some of the chai you can find it on my website at achealthysolutions.com.au or at any of my markets.
The markets are all a bit mixed up this month as October started on a Sunday, which throws out all the usual combinations, plus I have a couple of new markets to add to the mix, so do check out the events at the end of the newsletter. Hope to see you soon.
THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES WITH TURMERIC FROM HEALTH2ALL POWDER AND CAPSULES
Turmeric is a plant that grows throughout S.E. Asia and is used as a spice in many Indian food dishes, being the main ingredient in curry powder. However, the turmeric root also has potent medicinal properties and when combined with additional natural spices such as black pepper – is often used as a supplement for good health.
The active ingredient in turmeric is called “curcumin”, making up between 2 to 7 percent of the wholefood turmeric. Due to the poor absorption of curcumin, by the body, to achieve therapeutic benefits you will need to take a powder that is activated with black pepper. This makes the turmeric more bio-available (easily absorbed into the cells of the body).
According to a 1992 report in Clinical Pharmacokinetics when human volunteers were given a combination of curcumin and piperine, (a substance extracted from black pepper), instead of pure curcumin, the bioavailability of curcumin increased by an incredible 2000%! Moreover, the addition of piperine was found to enhance the serum concentrations of curcumin and the extent of its absorption, in the volunteers.
Health2all have adapted this concept even further producing a powder supplement that not only combines turmeric containing a 6% curcumin, with black pepper but also including Coconut Oil (good fats for absorption and important in the transport of curcumin, which is fat soluble),True Cinnamon (great on its own for health however helps with absorption), Ginger, Green Tea, Papaya, Tapioca and Magnesium to make it the most bioavailable turmeric powder possible.
Also, Health2all turmeric is a whole food product, this is important as recent research has shown that turmeric contains over 300 different components which all enhance it’s activity, rather than the single curcumin, added to which harsh chemicals are often used to extract the curcumin, which are not what you want in your body!!
Another important difference with Health2all Turmeric is what we use for our capsules. Many capsules on the market are made from Silica, which the body has great difficulty in breaking down, so you will only absorb about 40% of what is inside them. The same is true for tablets, that also must be broken down by the body before absorption can begin. Our capsules are made of a water-soluble veggie gel, which dissolves in water in less than 10 minutes – or any good rain shower, as demonstrated by my display capsules after a recent rain shower at a market!! So, you absorb nearly 100% of the curcumin as you would with the powder or elixir.
We are very proud of our product and the fact that our capsules are included on the Australian register of Therapeutic Goods. With us you know you are getting the “Real Deal” and not an imitation. Your body will thank you.
TURMERIC CHAI SALTED CARAMEL SMOOTHIE
3 large frozen bananas
1 Medjool date
1 tablespoon nut butter – almond is my favourite.
1 teaspoon CurQone Turmeric Chai powder – the turmeric powder works just as well
1 – 2 pinches Celtic salt
1 – 2 cups water
In a blender add all your smoothie ingredients and blend. You’ll want to keep this thick, so start with a cup of water and add more as you need.
Once the smoothie is blended, pour into a glass of your choice.
Top with a sprinkle of CurQone Turmeric chai powder.
THIS MONTH’S EVENTS AND MARKETS
Well, my grass is looking very sad and dry but the upside is that we are having beautiful weather for the markets. I’m delighted that the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival is back and I’m trying out a new one in Hannah Vale. Oh, and just to add to all the fun October starts on a Sunday, ….so that throws out all my usual market pairings and Daylight savings starts – such fun!! I hope to see you soon. 😊
Sunday 1st Oct – Blackhead Bazaar - 8am – 1pm. Great Long Weekend market for all the family, I will be along the top row as before, and I shouldn’t be too hard to find with my bright orange gazebo. 😊
Monday 2nd Oct – Harrington Marine Rescue Market – 8am – 1 pm. Down by the river starting at the Bowling Club, I’m site 42 not far from the BBQ
Saturday 7th Oct – Kempsey Market – 8am – 1pm. Held down by the river.
Sunday 8th Oct – Forster Town Market - 8 am – 1pm. Near the campsite on Head Street.
Saturday 14th Oct - Gloucester Farmers Market - 9am – 1pm. Held at Billabong Park. Lots of great local produce and wines so, something for everyone.
Sunday 15th Oct – Laurieton Market - 8am – 1pm down by the river on Short and Tunis Streets.
Saturday 21st Oct – Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival - 8am – 2pmIt’s been several years since this Festival was held, so I’m delighted to be back. Hope to see you there.😊
Sunday 22nd Oct – Hannah Vale Open Gardens – 8am – 2pm. Great opportunity to see some great gardens and to have a browse round the stalls.
Saturday 28th Oct – Tuncurry Market – 8 am – 1pm See you over the bridge at the John Whiley Park.
Sunday 29th Oct – 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.
Yours in Health and Happiness
aka The Turmeric Lady
AC Healthy Solutions