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Help Reduce the Risk of Arthritis with Turmeric November 01 2015

As the agent that adds the bright and unmistakable hue to both mustard and curry, turmeric is known for its spice and color and now for its many health benefits too. For centuries, turmeric has been noted for its digestive, liver and heart health benefits but is just now understood to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. 

Though Western medicine professionals may be relatively new to the concept, both Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine techniques have treated both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis with turmeric for centuries. By blocking inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, the key element in turmeric, curcumin helps to reduce the pain of arthritis in both intensity and frequency of occurrence. In some studies, the use of curcumin worked better to prevent joint inflammation in study participants better than some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Curcumin, found in varying amounts in turmeric powder, should be ingested daily for the best results. 

High doses of turmeric have been shown to cause stomach upset and may act as a blood thinner. Consult your doctor before beginning any health regimen, especially if you have existing health concerns that may be exacerbated by certain organic compounds. 

The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric October 14 2015

The use of turmeric powder has been shown to help with a variety of physical ailments for close to 4000 years now. Sought-after by both health experts and culinary professionals, organic turmeric powder delivers the following health benefits:

Three Reasons You Should be Using Turmeric Powder for Your Face August 28 2015

Yes, we're talking about the same turmeric that's used in your favorite curry dish. But turmeric isn't just a spice bringing amazing flavor to your local restaurant; it's also great for your skin! Turmeric has been used in Indian culture as a skin treatment for centuries. It offers some incredible benefits to your skin: 

  • Treats acne at any age. Turmeric contains natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial agents which can help treat and prevent acne on your skin. 
  • Helps you get rid of wrinkles. Turmeric is also a natural antioxidant, which fights free radicals in your cells and prevents premature signs of aging like wrinkles. 
  • Treats skin problems like rosacea and eczema. These painful, itchy and embarrassing skin problems could find relief with a turmeric scrub, which gently exfoliates the skin while it nourishes. 

These are just three of the benefits turmeric powder can add to your skin; there are many more, including controlling dandruff and decreasing oil on your skin. There are countless recipes for turmeric skin masks online and a quick search will turn up great recipes that will help you treat your particular skin condition. One of the great things about turmeric powder is it can help your face whether you are taking it internally (with water or in your food) or applying it externally. It's a versatile spice that you'll want in your kitchen and in your medicine cabinet. 

Place an order for turmeric powder for your face with Organic Wise. Our certified organic turmeric is available in our online store for $19.95 for a one pound bag. We'll even ship your order for free so you can start enjoying all the great benefits turmeric can bring. 

Ways to Use Organic Turmeric in Your Cooking August 26 2015

How do you take your turmeric? If you have to ask what turmeric even is, then you are missing out. If you are a fan of Indian food, you are probably getting more turmeric in your diet than you were aware; and that's a good thing. The health benefits inherent to the turmeric root are just now getting attention from medical studies in the West, but other cultures have long been privy to its disease preventing properties for centuries.Tasty, savory and chock full of healthy benefits, organic turmeric can be added to your daily diet in a variety of ways. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • In a nice hot cup of tea. Added to warm tea with a bit of honey and a splash of milk, turmeric adds comfort to your evening cup.
  • Mixed in with a couple of eggs. Whether you prefer them scrambled, fried or in a frittata or skillet, turn up the interest and flavor with a dash or two of the golden season.
  • Instead of salt on your rice. As a blank slate, white rice is flavored up nicely when turmeric is added to the pot. It also looks so much prettier sitting colorfully on your dinner plate.
  • As veggie's best friend. Roasted veggies are complemented nicely by the warm, earthy tastes that turmeric delivers. Kale, cabbage, and collard greens also pair nicely when sauteed with turmeric.
  • Languishing in a bowl of soup. Mom's chicken noodle was never so flavorful or packed with nutritional goodness as it is when turmeric is added to the broth. No need to be sick to indulge in this comfort food.

At Organic Wise, our turmeric powder is of the highest grade, grown under the strictest of organic standards at a family owned and certified organic farm in India. The turmeric powder is USDA certified organic by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure our organic turmeric meets the highest standards. You will not get the grainy, sand-like taste like you do with lower grades of turmeric powder.

The Danger of Grocery Store Spices August 26 2015

Flavoring your organic food with spices or seasonings that aren't certified to be the same, is akin to taking a bath in dirty water. Your good intentions are canceled out. 

Using mass produced seasonings and spices that cannot promise to be free of harmful fillers, preservatives and chemicals, ruins the effort that you put forth when choosing organic foods. That free-range chicken that you so lovingly prepared is now a toxin-ladened slab of meat. The organic roast that you're serving to your family? Unfortunately, the spices you added to the mix turned it into a entree of chemicals and poisons. Many spices and seasonings found in your local supermarket contain GMOs and are often irradiated in order to kill bacteria. Many of the hazardous chemicals banned in Europe are still allowed in these foods in the United States. 

Irradiation is a problem when it comes to spices because the process generally kills beneficial properties within the herbs. Both natural enzymes and vitamin levels are decreased during the radiation process, affecting the food's natural properties. They are less flavorful and contain less nutritional value. The cinnamon that you buy from the store shelf is less able to help you fight inflammation and the turmeric that is offered to you has much less of an ability to fight the formation of cancer cells than its organic counterpart. 

Our core belief is that food should be beneficial to the human body and that by consuming only those products that are certified as organic, we can take advantage of the myriad of health benefits that are inherent in natural food sources. Boosting your food's flavor by adding organic spices and seasonings is not only fun, adding variety and spice to your meals, but add to your diet nature's medicinal elements; helping you heal what ails you and boosting your optimal health. Shop our exclusive selection of organic cinnamon and organic turmeric and experience the Organic Wise difference.