Benefits and Side effects of Turmeric

I recently read that Turmeric may cause issues with heart medication. I've been taking a dash of Turmeric on most main dishes for several months since learning that Turmeric could fight inflammation. 

A year or so ago, Research began to find Turmeric good at fighting inflammation, arthritis, cancer and even heart disease. So I did not want to stop taking my daily regimen. 

Through research I found that my particular heart medication and Turmeric caused NO dangerous mix. But Turmeric can present other side effect and you might want to check into them if you are using Turmeric. 

An Herbal Tea may offer Relief for what Ails you

Specialty Teas may be as Valuable as that Apple everyday

Women who drink tea every day have been found to have thicker bones than women who don't drink tea at all, researchers found.

It could be that the antioxidants in tea protect your bones. We already know that Cola or Coffee can make your bones weaker. High amounts of caffeine keep your body from absorbing calcium which makes strong bones.

So you might try and Substitute a nice Specialty Tea for that extra cup of coffee.
A few Tea Suggestions with their specific qualities are:

Save Money: Buy Your Eye Glasses Online for Half the Price


I am totally astounded by the price of Eye Glasses. I think mine were nearly $200 four years ago.

And that was on sale: "Buy 1 / get 1 Free." And believe me, neither of them were Free.

I've often thought the "catch" is the frames we choose. Of course, none on the rack looked good on me accept a darling pair of light-weight frames in perfect-pink with "Sophia Loren" engraved on the frame. Yes, I know. The Frames were more expensive than the lenses. But I took really good care of them.

Not to Nag but....Have You Received Your Flu Shot YET?

For many years I got a flu shot every year at my workplace.  No reminder needed. One week in November was set aside and  all employees were required to get their flu shot. It helped avoid costly absences later in the year.

The Reminder is a good thing. Once hubby and I both retired and no longer had an employer urging us to get a flu shot, we didn't get one at all for a couple years.

Our reasoning, faulty of course, was that we never went anywhere to be contaminated so why put ourselves through the misery of standing in line for a flu shot.
(Of course, we had forgotten our grandson's bout with the flu. At the time, we thought surely he must have whooping cough. Then there was the neighbor next door who sprayed the front door screen door as he tried to speak and sneeze at the same time through a head cold.)

An Ounce a day may Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

An ounce a day may keep Alzheimer's at bay

Most often, if we hear of a food that can stop the cognitive decline of dementia, we generally need to eat a ton of it to make a difference.

They test with mice and the humongous amount given to the mice are more than a human would eat in a lifetime.

But, not so during the Research of Walnuts. According to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, walnuts contain healthy ingredients, like omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants that are good for your brain. ***

Are Food Supplements Free of Side Effects?

I don't recommend or claim that all supplements are healthy, mostly because I don't know about all supplements. Before I take any supplement, though, I investigate and learn all I can about the it, both the pros and the cons. And sometimes I go a step further and ask my family doctor what he thinks about a particular food supplement.

Just because it's a supplement  and sold over the counter doesn't mean it has no side-effects. A supplement has never been placed before the FDA for an accounting and testing such as prescription drugs receive for possible side effects. If the food supplement does have side effects, we may not be aware of it unless we investigate on our own.

If you've watched a television commercial about most prescription drugs lately, you'll hear the side effects are often extreme and some times deadly. So I take precautions because if supplements have side effects, I want to know what they are.

Even a Little Bite can be Too Much if You are Allergic

Recently, my granddaughter spent the better part of an evening in the ER. She'd been plagued by Allergic symptoms for a couple months but without an exact diagnosis.

Like most teenagers, she doesn't believe everything she's told, especially if her mother is doing the telling. So she continued with all normal activities.

Mommy is sitting with her now, while the rest of us (grans and sibs)  are home texting and worrying if she'll listen to the doctor and learn to use the Epi-Pen.