Blog — anti-inflammatories

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This cauliflower soup recipe is so delicious, we wanted to share it with you!  It's from Anya Vien, a contributor to Yummly, the digital recipe site.  The recipe includes both ginger and turmeric and is just one delicious way to help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain!  Enjoy!   CAULIFLOWER, GINGER, COCONUT OIL, TURMERIC SOUP Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into bite-size florets 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup chopped kale 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped...

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Simone Wan Moran

Turmeric and Ginger: A Superpower Duo!

Turmeric and Ginger: A Superpower Duo!

Turmeric and ginger are all the rage these days and are touted as natural, herbal remedies for many conditions.  But what are they, what are they good for and how do they work?  We'll answer these questions in today's blog post! What are they?Both ginger and turmeric are root stalks from the same rhizome family that are used around the world as seasoning in foods.  They both have also been used for centuries as herbal medicines that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. What are they good for?According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)and The National...

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Simone Wan Moran

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

Did you know that there are other pain relieving plants in the poppy plant family that don't have the same addictive qualities as opium?  The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine. Using opioids from the opium poppy is a risky choice.  While they work like magic, they also produce some pretty intense side effects that can be hard to live with, addiction only being one of them.   Corydalis, a Chinese poppy plant, has many of the same pain relieving benefits as the opium poppy, but without the negative side effects.  In fact, recent clinical trials show that...

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Simone Wan Moran

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recovery, as I’m sure you’ve heard, is important for our body’s healing process.  What can we do to recover fast?  Let's talk about why we are sore in the first place.  When we work out, we break down muscle, which has to be rebuilt.  And with muscle breakdown, we can have some soreness and discomfort.  The soreness and mild discomfort is brought on by inflammation—the body’s natural response is to send in the troops—blood and other support—to heal tissue and make it stronger.  So, some amount of soreness is natural and normal.  However, we all can overdo our workouts, which can...

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Simone Wan Moran