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Cinnamon may slow the progressions of Parkinson’s disease

Cinnamon May Slow The Progression of Parkinson’s

Cinnamon may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to an article published in this week. The Research in this article was sourced from the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. This discovery is an encouraging advancement in the treatment of this devastating disease. The article cites a new study that investigated both types of cinnamon, […]

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Several Indian Spices Offer Disease-Prevention Benefits

Expert touts disease-prevention benefits of Indian spices. According to an article published this week in Fox News, some of the spices most commonly used in Indian cuisine contain properties that help prevent diseases such as cancer. They interviewed an expert from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Department of Medical Oncology, Dr. Lalit Kumar. […]

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Spices and Herbs Help Reduce Salt Intake

Adding Spices and Herbs Help Reduce Salt Intake

According to an article published in Medical News Today, March 2014, adding spices and herbs to food help reduce salt intake in adults.  The article states “Research presented at an American Heart Association meeting shows that a behavioral intervention in adults encouraging use of herbs and spices – instead of salt – on food results […]

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Spices that help fight the common cold

Spices that help fight the common cold

The temperature outside my house this morning was negative 9 degrees. Brrrr.  We are all going to be cooped up inside for the next few days until the temperatures rises and we can thaw out. Usually that is when everyone in my family comes down with a cold.  The kids can’t go outside for recess […]

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Garlic: The Best Spice in the World

The Best Spice In The World

What’s the best spice in the world? That’s an easy one to answer: garlic. Because garlic makes everything taste better. Not a day goes by that I don’t add garlic to my food.  It goes on my salad, pasta dishes, fish, meats, stews, chili, just about everything. In my opinion, you can never use too […]

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What is turmeric

What is Turmeric

What is Turmeric exactly?  Wikipedia says that it is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to tropical South Asia and needs temperatures between 20°C and 30°C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Turmeric is a commonly used herb that is also considered a spice. It […]

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Fenugreek as a Medicinal Spice

Fenugreek is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs.  In fact, there is some evidence of fenugreek seeds being used as far back as 4000 BC. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used Fenugreek for various purposes. Fenugreek is both a spice and an herb. The dried leaves (herb) and the seeds (spice) are both […]

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Oregano is Good For Your Health

I love to cook Italian food for my family. Fresh spaghetti with cheesy marinara sauce, homemade pizzas, bruschetta with cheese, tomatoes and oregano, and of course our family favorite is spinach tortellini.   Oregano is an herb that I use often in these recipes. Not only does it add great flavor to our Italian dishes, but […]

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