Here is a list of some incredible properties of TURMERIC:

  1. calms inflammation
  2. fights free radicals
  3. boosts the immune system
  4. eases joint pain
  5. helps treat and prevent cancer
  6. protects the heart
  7. heals the gut
  8. boosts mood
  9. may stave off neurodegenerative diseases
  10. improves long term cognitive behavior
  11. lowers blood sugar levels
  12. helps the liver detoxify
  13. helps you fall asleep faster
  14. acne and psoriasis remedy
  15. treatment for depression

I encourage you to read through that list a couple times and let those amazing benefits really sink in. Maintaining some of them is the difference between being phenomenally healthy and losing your health. This is a spice, one ingredient, which almost everyone already has in their cupboard at this very moment. If this was a drug it would be so horribly expensive and likely with an even longer list of ‘fine print’ listing scary side effects. Sometimes in our pursuit of longevity and long term health I think we often overlook these amazing gifts from nature because it seems too easy. You can ingest this ingredient in so many fun ways. A few of my favorites are a turmeric latte, turmeric in pasta, and added to a smoothie or greens drink. Because of the intense yellow colour, I do not add it to my makeup but I do carry a TURMERIC FACE + BODY MIST and I apply one of my TURMERIC + GINGER + FRANKINCENSE whole food patches once or twice a week.

I have often thought about that expression, ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone’, in regards to my health. It is because I 100% had no idea. I completely took my health for granted in my twenties until it was gone and I found myself in emergency a few times a month. I had no idea how powerless and deeply depressed you can feel without your health. What is even more difficult is that while you are in limbo, the rest of the world just keeps on going. I recently had an allergic reaction to something over the holidays and found myself in emergency which brought back a flood of memories. That used to be my second home. I forgot how cold it is and I waited seven hours to see a doctor. It is a very depressing place to be, especially on the holidays. However, that long wait made me reflect on how far I have come since my twenties. I do not mind being called a health nut because it keeps me out of emergency and changing my diet gave me a second lease on life. In fact, I believe that neglecting myself and always trying to be a people pleaser is part of what led me to getting sick. My body gave me a lot of signals and I continually ignored them. So for anyone who is making some substantial changes this year in regards to your health, please do not worry about inconveniencing others. Chronic illness is so far beyond an inconvenience. It is something that some never recover from, so your goal should be to not get to that point.

I have not even touched on what TURMERIC does for the skin and hair. I love using the TURMERIC FACE + BODY MIST in my hair and letting it soak in before I wash it. It is wonderful for the scalp too. It is a natural brightener and protector of skin and creates a healthy glow, likely because of all the detoxifying it is doing on the inside of the body. I also recommend supplementing my TURMERIC + GINGER + FRANKINCENSE  whole food patch so that you are getting a time-released dose of TURMERIC plus other superfoods and herbs. This really comes in handy when traveling to stay healthy and keep your digestive system happy. You can apply it anywhere to your body right after your shower and leave the patch on for 12 hours. I like to apply the patch to the top of my feet in the winter because I do not feel it. The warmth of your skin is what activates the ingredients to be absorbed by the body. The back, tummy, or upper thigh works well too! Apply on bare, dry skin (hair-free), ideally not over a cream or oil so it stays put.

I will end with this…proof! Here is an interesting article about a woman with blood cancer who started supplementing with TURMERIC: woman beat cancer: Sufferer, 67, turned to kitchen cupboard staple turmeric after five years of failed treatment Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4726136/How-curry-spice-helped-dying-woman-beat-cancer.