The Use of Turmeric for Chronic Pain

Turmeric helps reduce inflammation in the body.

Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans; that’s more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It can lead to depression, trouble sleeping or concentrating, and is the number one reason for long-term disability care in the U.S. And while everyone reacts differently to pain and its treatments, there can be pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties found in nature and our foods.

Turmeric is a spice that is considered one of the most effective nutritional supplements there is. It’s a spice often associated with Indian foods because it gives curry that yellow color. But what does this spice have to do with Chronic Pain?

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Clean Eating: Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies

I love sweets. Cookies, cakes, pies, candies. You name it, I love it. But I have found over the years that eating sweets does not always agree with me. And certain sweets will trigger a reactive hypoglycemia spell where my heart races, I am shaky and confused, and end up in some sort of drugged like state on the couch or in bed. Gluten causes a whole other set of GI issues for me. Often these things will contribute to a flare up of my fibromyalgia, so I find it’s best if I just avoid them altogether.

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Winter Fibro Update

National Nutrition Month, Reaching a Milestone, and a Giveaway!

Yes, it’s still winter, but spring is fast approaching so I figured I’d better get in another update. I long for spring and warmer weather; of course in Texas, you could possibly experience all of the seasons in just a matter of days. Our weather changes like a pendulum swings…

Just a quick check-in to let you know how I am and what’s been going on with me since I’ve been very absent from blogging lately.

Sunrise at Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove, CA

“Winter sunlight is a warm old soul, spreading love in the bitter cold.” Angie Weiland-Crosby

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February is Cancer Prevention Month

Between 30-50% of cancers are considered preventable.

Having lost both of my parents to cancer, my father in 2019 and my mother in 2021, learning to prevent cancer is a much better path than having to fight it.

According to the American Cancer Society, a little over 1.9 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2022.

During this Black History Month it is also noteworthy that more black women die from breast cancer than any other cancer.

According to the World Health Organization, between 30-50% of cancers are considered preventable by avoiding certain risk factors. Let that sink in…up to half are preventable.

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson #cancerpreventionmonth #myinspiredfibrolife

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