Spicing up your memory +

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Continuing our journey to look at recent research, we find that curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric is one of the most researched nutrients. It is connected to many positive health benefits. One study showed that by adding just 1 gram per day, you can help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment.  Reducing inflammation in disorders like Crohn’s disease & rheumatoid arthritis as well as reducing bone reabsorption in Osteoporosis are all areas that show strong promise.  Curcumin has been shown to reduce the activation of inflammatory molecules and thereby slow the cycle of inflammation. This is so significant since inflammation is at the root of most disorders. The research shows once again the power of food as medicine to help balance the body.


Simply Easy Tip: 

Add turmeric or curry powder (which contains turmeric) to roasted veggies to enhance their flavor and nutrition.


Simply Supportive: Theracurmin-HP

To get curcumin in a more therapeutic dose, it can be helpful to take it as a supplement. Professional grade supplement companies use specific processes to make the curcumin easier to absorb in the body. Standard curcumin is poorly absorbed. Theracurmin-HP is the first water-dispersible curcumin – dissolving quickly and maintaining solubility over time; resulting in a product that is 27x more bioavailable than standard curcumin extracts. Theracurmin HP is a triple-strength formula, containing the same amount of curcuminoids as original Theracurmin, but in smaller capsules, and at just 2 capsules per day – allowing for more flexibility in patient dosing. To order Theracurmin-HP, a professional-grade curcumin supplement, you can contact our friendly front desk team at (860)519-1916 or Info@IntegrativeWellnessAndPT.com or click on the link above to be directed to our shopping cart.


Simply Delicious: Turmeric Tonic, a Delicious Anti-inflammatory Drink


2 cups coconut water (one that doesn’t have any additives/preservatives)
2 inch knob fresh turmeric (1 oz weighed) OR 1/2 – 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
1 inch fresh ginger root (about 1/2 oz weighed)
1 lemon, squeezed
1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1-3 teaspoons raw honey


1. Place coconut water, turmeric, and ginger root in a blender and give it a whir.

2. When the turmeric/ginger is finely shredded, strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a jar (If you have a high power blender you can skip this step).

3. Add lemon juice, sea salt, and honey to taste. Serve preferably with a food containing healthy fats and black pepper for enhanced absorption.



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