If there is one supplement to add to your wellness routine, it’s turmeric pills – more specifically curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric. Taking this one supplement on a daily basis can have a whole host of benefits for your health! Here are four things that curcumin can help with:
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This is super important as inflammation is said to contribute to many health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and chronic pain just to name a few.
It stimulates bile production, which plays a very important role in proper digestion.
Turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant-containing spices on the ORAC Scale, which measures the number of antioxidants a food has. Turmeric comes in at #6!
Due to its high antioxidant content and ability to fight free radicals, turmeric can help counteract the effects of aging, and age-related disease. There is also new research that suggests that it can stop the shortening of telomeres. Telomeres are the little caps at the end of your chromosomes. They shorten every time a cell divides, and as they shorten, we age.
For more ideas on how to incorporate turmeric into your day, follow our Pinterest board here.
As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is just around the corner. For many, this means falling off the healthy eating wagon and slacking on workout routines, because who can resist sugar cookies? Here’s the good news — you don’t have to give those up! We have three easy ways to kick-start your new years detox before the holidays, without cutting out your favourite holiday treats!
1. Detox Your Underarms
Switching to a natural, charcoal deodorant is an easy change that makes a great difference for your body.
Antiperspirants, which contain toxic ingredients, including aluminum – block pores, thereby preventing you from sweating. This also traps toxins within the body! By switching to natural deodorant, your pores are free to breathe. Take the 30 day challenge of detoxing your underarms by using the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant!
Don’t just detox from the inside, detox from the outside too! Detox your skin so it glows this holiday season!
Dry brushing is a hidden gem in the detoxing world and is amazing for treating dull, congested skin. It works by stimulating your lymphatic system and expelling waste and toxin build up.
The best part about dry brushing? It’s super easy! Just take it from Province Apothecary founder Julie, who dry brushes her face daily. “Facial Dry Brushing is my favourite morning ritual to effectively detoxify and wake up my face. It takes less than 1 minute to do and the benefits are endless.”
*PRO TIP: It’s important that you dry brush first thing in the morning (on dry skin) to kick-start the body’s natural lymphatic detoxification system that has been asleep all night.
3. Detox Your Body With Matcha
There’s no better way to detoxify your insides than with matcha!
Made with high levels of chlorophyll, matcha works to eliminate unwanted toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from your body. It’s also great for reducing stress, increasing energy levels and boosting memory and concentration!
Want to give it a try?Matcha Ninja powders make trying matcha easy (and delicious)! Simply add some to your water bottle and shake.
Or, if you’re feeling something warm, try a matcha latte:
½ cup hot water
½ cup organic almond/ coconut milk
½ tsp Matcha Ninja
1 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or stevia to taste (optional)
Measure ½ tsp Matcha Ninja to cup
Next, add small amount of warm water to matcha and stir to form espresso like base
Add 1/2 cup hot (not boiling) water to your mug filled with matcha