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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. 

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.