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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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.
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Proper nutrition helps my body respond to stress and fibro flares.
It’s been far too long since I have posted anything. I have been overwhelmed these past few months with family responsibilities, so writing just hasn’t been a priority. One thing that I do a make a priority, however, is sticking with my healthy eating habits. Proper nutrition helps my body respond to stress, fibro-flares, or whatever else comes along.
And just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we need to forego our healthy habits and miss out on holiday goodies. I love dessert. But I am also a sucker for healthy tweaks to recipes. One of my favorite cookbooks is The Recipe Hacker Confidential. She has delicious recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, and processed sugar.
One of the things I find I need to help me keep my diet on track is plenty of protein. I love that this recipe has toasted almonds AND I added some of my favorite vegan protein powder. This recipe is a combination of the truffles recipe from The Recipe Hacker Confidential and one from Orgain.com for protein balls.
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We’re all just given one body to get us through life, so take care of it.
Did you know that:
- An unhealthy diet contributes to almost 680,000 deaths in the U. S. each year?
- Fewer than 1 in 10 people eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables?
- An estimated $147 billion is spent annually on health care for obesity?
Staggering statistics to say the least.
If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know I have had fibromyalgia for over 20 years now and I prefer a holistic approach over taking prescription medications to cope with my condition.
March is National Nutrition Month here in the U.S., designed to help people make informed choices on what to eat, and build better habits for eating right and moving more. We’re all given just one body to get us through this life, so it’s best we take care of it the best we can. As such, I thought I would just link up some of my favorite and most popular posts on nutrition, supplements, exercise, and building habits, that enable me to live a life without pain medication.
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