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4 Amazing Healing Benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin

Turmeric, along with its main constituent curcumin, is considered one of the most powerful herbs when it comes to its healing properties. Part of the ginger family, turmeric has been used in Asia for centuries for its amazing healing benefits and even today there are countless studies and articles by medical peers discussing the healing benefits of both turmeric and curcumin.

Just performing a simple search on the US National Library of Medicine will show you that there has been over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles published on curcumin, many of which highlighting the incredible disease fighting properties that curcumin and turmeric possess, including cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory benefits.

With all the information out there on turmeric, it comes as no surprise that leaders in the natural and organic health field have constantly pointed to this miracle herb as a go-to for healing and health. At My Organic Juice, we believe strongly in the healing benefits of turmeric and curcumin and have seen them first hand in our own lives and those of our clients.

With so many benefits to this amazing herb, we wanted to narrow down the top 11 healing benefits of turmeric and curcumin for you. Please keep in mind, these benefits are in no particular order and for the sake of keeping this article at a readable length, we had to leave out many!

Anti-inflammatory Benefits of Curcumin

One of tumeric and curcumin’s most well-known healing properties is its anti-inflammatory benefits. Although the active ingredients in turmeric all seem to carry anti-inflammatory benefits, the main compound in turmeric that has these benefits is curcumin. Many studies show that curcumin has similar strength, and sometimes more, to some of the leading anti-inflammatory prescription drugs on the market.

Arthritis Benefits

As you could imagine, with all of the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and curcumin, this powerful herb would help assist in arthritis relief. With more than 12 dozen total anti-inflammatory compounds, turmeric has been seen to outperform a number of top prescription drugs in reducing arthritis symptoms including pain, swelling, inflammation and more.

Cancer Treatment Benefits of Curcumin

For years, one of the most studied benefits of curcumin were its cancer-fighting properties. With many tests being performed with animals, scientists have found that curcumin has helped in killing cancer cells, shrinking the size of tumors and boosting the effects of chemotherapy. Human tests with curcumin are still in the early stages but the healing properties, and early results, look very promising,

Tumeric’s Effect on the Heart

With two of turmeric’s main ingredients, curcumin and vitamin B6, turmeric has a number of different heart health properties. Curcumin helps your heart health by balancing your cholesterol levels and eliminating the excess LDL, known as bad cholesterol, and cleaning your arteries and blood vessels. Vitamin B6 helps inhibit the production of homocysteine, which damages the cell walls in your body.

Conclusion

As you can see, turmeric and curcumin have a range of incredible health benefits and this is the very reason why we like to use it in a number of our 100% organic, cold pressed juices. If you are interested in enjoying the benefits of this amazing herb in juice form, you can check out our popular Turmeric Love, Hell NO GMO and Sneaky Charlie!

 

How a 5-Day Juice Cleanse Started Turning My Life Around

We all often hear about the health benefits of organic juice and how good it is for the human body but I wanted to share with you the personal experience I have had with organic juice and My Organic Juice.

Before I heard of My Organic Juice I was not living the healthiest of lives. I was constantly getting sick, never had any energy and did not do much besides go to class and hang out at home, just overall unhealthy. Although it doesn’t seem like much, at the time I was used to this lifestyle, used to getting sick, used to having no energy and just figured that was “me.” What started my transformation was one cold that just wouldn’t go away. After being sick for over 10 days with the same lingering cold (which was too long even for me!) I decided I needed a lifestyle change.

My close friend Hannah had been juicing for many years and recommended me to try My Organic Juice, which delivered directly to my house. To be honest, I was hesitant at first. What will it taste like? Will this really work? I decided to give it a shot though, and I am so glad I did!

I started off with a 5 day juice cleanse to prove to her that I tried. Going through the cleanse was tough at first. I was not used to the green drinks and healthy taste, especially since I stopped eating all the junk I normally ate, but after the second day I started enjoying it. I began to notice I had more energy, could think and focus better, and my overall mood was better. I wasn’t out of energy by 5pm, I loved it! I completed the cleanse and felt like a new person!

Instead of going back to my old habits, I decided to continue juicing and incorporate it more regularly into my diet. Now, after having organic juice in my diet for the past 8 months, I am a completely different person! I have more energy and have lost weight. I have my health and I am loving life! I also have barely gotten sick since adding My Organic Juice as a part of my daily diet, which still shocks me to this day. I was getting sick every month, sometimes two or more times a month, with random colds. Besides one small cold that lasted a day, I have been completely healthy and illness-free the past 8 months. For me, that is a true miracle!

With the extra energy and new feel for life, I have started incorporating other healthy lifestyle choices into my life. I have not been to a fast food restaurant in 8 months, I have started working out, and even joined my local crossfit gym. I love the new me and I owe it all to the amazing juice from My Organic Juice!

Shannon C.

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Have you ever met a “Cookie Baking B*tch”?

I’ve met a few in my day.  But none as good as this one!  She bakes up a serving of health and nutrition in her cookies like you’ve never imagined.

What’s her secret recipe?

Brazilian nuts:  Known to enhance your sexual performance, boost your metabolism, improve thyroid function and boost your immunity to ward off cancer.  Brazilian nuts contain the densest food source of bioavailable selenium.  Selenium assists the body with thyroid function and improves the function of vitamins E and C, which help to decrease the aging of skin  Selenium also improves sperm production, boost testosterone levels, may help speed the elimination of cancer cells, and slow tumor growth.

Cashew nuts  Cashews also contain selenium, along with vitamins (E, K, and B), minerals, and heart protective monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. The minerals cashew contain include copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, and as mentioned earlier selenium.  Copper is good for healthy enzyme function; and the copper and iron in cashews actually work together to help the body form and utilize red blood cells.

Coconut flakes:  Coconut flakes contain protein to help maintain healthy cells and tissue development.  It also contains iron which is important for healthy production of hemoglobin.  And zinc which is crucial for a healthy immune system.

Cinnamon: This tasty spice has powerful medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. A University of Georgia study found that cinnamon can prevent tissue damage and inflammation by helping to prevent the process that leads to high blood sugar levels.

Date syrup:  Dates have many nutritional benefits including; relief from constipation, boosting heart health, it contains magnesium which is an anti-inflammatory, reduces blood pressure, reduced stroke risks, and boosts brain health.

Sea salt:  Sea salt is a great source of trace minerals and electrolytes which can help balance fluids, maintain a healthy pH and prevent dehydration.

Once all these amazing, organic ingredients are put together and poured into a BPA free, glass bottle.  You’re gonna want a “Cookie Baking B*tch” of your own.  And we’ll deliver her right to your doorstep!

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Kale Yeah! Facts about kale

Kale is a member of the cabbage family.  It has dark green curled leaves and tastes a little bitter.  Considered a “super food” by most, kale is rich in vitamins and minerals, fiber and protein.  Surprisingly, It contains more calcium than milk and more iron than the equivalent weight of steak.

Kale is a very crucial ingredient when it comes to My Organic Juice. It is one of the most nutritional vegetables around and has many great benefits. Here are some facts about kale that you probably didn’t know: Continue reading

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8 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chances are you have heard about chlorophyll before, whether from an old science teacher or a recent article on the latest health trends. If you do not know what chlorophyll is, or if you need a brush up from your studies, chlorophyll absorbs light from the sun and turns that light into energy for plants. This is also what gives plants their green color. It is no surprise, then, that a lot of the leafy green vegetables have large amounts of chlorophyll in them.

Besides giving plants their beautiful green color, and a healthy supply of energy, chlorophyll has been linked to many amazing health benefits in humans! From cancer fighting to promoting strong bones and muscles, there is a long list of benefits to chlorophyll. At My Organic Juice, we know this, and that is why we include many chlorophyll rich, green leafy vegetables in our juices.

Continue reading this blog on our site where we will highlight 8 amazing benefits that chlorophyll has on your body and health!

  1. Encourages Healing

Chlorophyll has been used as a healing agent as far back as 100 years.   In a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information in 2006, a group of patients concluded that a spray formulation favorably reduced the risk of wound contamination.

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Health Benefits of Dandelion and Dandelion Root

The Phenomenal Health Benefits of Dandelion and Dandelion Root

If you grew up in the Mid-West, you are probably all too familiar with the bright yellow flowers that pop up in fields and yards known as dandelions.  Many adults refer to dandelions as weeds and believe them to be a nuisance.  Some children look at them in awe and collect them to bring home to their mothers, while others use them to play a childhood game called “your momma had a baby and the head popped off”.  With this game, you pick a nice dandelion from the field, make sure it has a decent sized stem, then you run over to one of your un-suspecting friends, get their attention, hold up the dandelion where they can see it, and proceed to say, “Your momma had a baby but the head popped off!” while you simultaneously pop the yellow head of the flower off with your thumb – it then goes flying in the air, supposedly mimicking what would happen if someone’s head popped off.  You then laugh and your friend or whomever you just subjected to your stunt is also supposed to laugh. Continue reading