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Gorgeous sunshine-coloured spice

Updated: Apr 30

Turmeric, a spice commonly used in cooking, contains a compound called curcumin, which has been found to have several potential benefits for menopausal women. Although more research is needed to fully understand its effects, here are some ways in which turmeric might be beneficial during menopause:


1. Reduce hot flashes: Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, and curcumin has been suggested to have estrogen-like effects, which may help alleviate these symptoms.


2. Relieve mood swings and depression: Hormonal fluctuations during menopause can sometimes lead to mood swings and feelings of depression. Curcumin appears to have antidepressant properties and may help improve mood and reduce depressive symptoms.


3. Ease joint pain and inflammation: Menopausal women often experience joint pain and stiffness due to reduced estrogen levels. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce joint pain and inflammation.


4. Improve bone health: Estrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining bone health, and the decline in estrogen levels during menopause can lead to reduced bone density and an increased risk of osteoporosis. Curcumin has shown potential in enhancing bone density and may help improve bone health.


5. Support heart health: Menopausal women are at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Curcumin has been found to have cardio-protective effects, such as reducing cholesterol levels and improving blood vessel function.


6. Enhance cognitive function: Hormonal changes during menopause can sometimes affect cognitive function and increase the risk of cognitive decline. Curcumin has shown potential in improving cognitive function and may help support brain health during menopause.


It's important to note that more research is needed to validate these potential benefits, and individuals should consult with their healthcare provider before incorporating turmeric or curcumin supplements into their routine, especially if they have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications.

I've experienced a notable improvement in my overall well-being after regularly incorporating Turmeric shots into my routine over the past few months. The advantages I've noticed encompass enhanced gut health, more consistent bowel movements, reduced occurrence of hot flashes, improved sleep patterns, and diminished instances of brain fog.

Turmeric shot recipe

Mix and blitz in a food processor

  •  1 lemon (peel/seeds/juice)

  •  Juice of 2 lemons

  •  1 apple (core/seeds/skin)

  •  1 table spoon honey

  •  4-6 cm fresh ginger

  •  4 – 6 cm fresh turmeric

  •  ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  •  1 teaspoon cinnamon

  •  ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Personally, I love the smell and taste of citrus, so the overpowering lemon flavour of this shot is lovely! I also like Ginger; therefore I would rather increase the amount of ginger to 6cm and often a bit more. I am able to buy fresh Turmeric and have found that both fresh Turmeric and fresh Ginger freeze well. The Turmeric gives this punchy-shot a golden colour.

I prepare it once a week, then freeze measured shots. Add 1/2 cup of water of you think the consistency is too thick. Drink every morning on an empty stomach.

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