Spices for Health

Spices for Health

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 13:40

Would you like to add massive anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant & digestion / metabolism boosting activity to your body each day?

Sometimes we can get so consumed analyzing calories, fat ratios, vitamin %’s etc, we forget about the unbelievable power of traditional herbs/spices – not the KFC variety!!!

As a rule, we westerners don’t use spices nearly enough, so this week, if you are not already, add some or all of the following into your cooking to start reaping some amazing benefits.

1. Fresh ginger – great for digestion/stimulating appetite, anti-platelet & anti-inflammatory properties and can work brilliantly in reducing things like nausea, morning sickness, bronchitis/asthma etc.

2. Turmeric – arguably the ‘most powerful cancer preventer/fighter’ in the world, natural anti-histamine, anti-septic – renowned for drawing toxins to it – great for cleansing liver – new research has shown it reduces alcoholic liver damage in rats as well as showing extremely promising results with respect to cystic fibrosis. Ayurvedic doctors have been recommending turmeric in conditions like this for centuries.

*Use only in small amounts – 4-5 pinch/day max. & don’t overheat it.

3. Cardamom – a warming herb – good for stomach & lung areas and settling mind generally – great for giving a nice ’sweetness’ – e.g adding to milky items – porridge, cereals etc.

* Note – just use small (‘cooking’) amounts. Do not try and treat a condition you may have through a large quantity of a herb/spice. Consult a trained practitioner for any advice concerning a particular condition.

** If you would like an ‘Easy Spicing’ recipe sheet for knowing how to simply add a range of healthy spices to your vegie based meals – go to https://www.healthspeaker.com.au/dietnutritionrecipes.php?p=1

Laugh of Week – Speaking of ‘Spice’ Related Things:

Did you hear that a terrorist hijacked the Spice Girls’ private jet? He threatened to release one every hour if his demands weren’t met.

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.