6 Ways to Use Turmeric

Turmeric has a long history in culinary use giving curries their yellow appearance & distinct taste. The main active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin, which is from a curcuminoid compound. Curcumin has a distinct mustard-like smell with a slightly bitter, peppery & earthy flavour.

While the health benefits of consuming turmeric have gained popularity recently, it is interesting to note that turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for over 4,000 years for a variety of conditions. Many research studies have shown that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on our bodies. Recommended for arthritis for its anti-inflammatory & pain relieving properties, turmeric is also an amazing anti-oxidant so will fight free radicals in our bodies which can cause disease. Turmeric is great for detoxing the liver & also provides anti-microbial effects.

What to do with your turmeric?

1. Add it to your cooking – fortify soups, mix with scrambled eggs, toss it amongst your roast veggies before cooking


How To Clean Vomit From A Leather Couch If Someone Has Been Sick On It

If someone throws up while seated on or near your leather couch, there’s no time to clean the couch thoroughly or call in professional couch cleaners. The cause of the throw-up could be anything from a severe stomach illness to an excessive amount of alcohol consumption.

Whilst leather is a robust and durable material, that does not mean it is invincible, and should someone vomit all over a leather couch, there are serious risks that the leather could be damaged and thus ruin the appearance of that couch.

Some reasons this is the case include any food colorants within the vomit causing the dye on the leather to discolor and the stomach acid within the vomit burning a stain into the leather. The lingering smell will remain on your leather couch should the vomit not be cleaned away correctly, no matter how small the amount is.

So, assuming you do not wish your leather couch to be damaged or, worse, ruined should someone vomit on it, below is our quick guide on how to clean vomit from a leather couch. Before we start, the essential medical point is that before you do any couch cleaning, please ensure that the person who has been sick is okay. Vomiting can be an indicator of something more serious, so attend to their welfare before your couch by seeking medical advice if you deem it necessary.


Should I try Home Rehab?

Why Trying Drugs Detox At Home Is Extremely Risky

Many people with a drug addiction simply refuse to enter drug rehab, such as www.sivanarehab.com.au and opt instead to try overcoming their illness themselves, generally at home. That might sound laudable, and although many people have weaned themselves off drugs in this way, it has no guarantee of success.

Further, the chances of this option being successful are far less than the drug above available rehab treatments. Even more cause for concern is that detoxing oneself at home carries several risks. We are not suggesting that anyone trying to end their addiction at home should be criticised for that, merely that they must do so in full knowledge of those risks.

Taking that stage further, it is essential that anyone who cares for a person with drug addiction, especially their family, is aware of what the risks of home detox consist of. To that aim, we have outlined below the main dangers of detoxing at home.


Important Facts About Vitamins Everyone Should Know

Important Facts About Vitamins Everyone Should Know

If you read or listen to advice relating to your health, and in particular the nutrients you need to remain healthy, you will surely have come across some information about vitamins.  Vitamins play a crucial role in our development as children and our general health as adults. The body needs them. The mind needs them, and other important functions such as the immune system, metabolism,  nerve impulses and oxygen flow around the body all need them.

It would probably be easier to list the body functions that do not rely upon vitamins than those that do. This should alert you to the fact that almost everything that contributes to your health and well-being relies upon vitamins to some degree. Beyond that, there are several facts about vitamins that many people are unaware of. They know vitamins are good for them, but beyond that, their knowledge of vitamins is lacking, so let us resolve that.

In all, there are a total of 13 vitamins that humans need to survive. These are Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K. Each of them has a chemical name (in brackets), specific functions within our bodies and various sources as outlined below.


Top 4 Reasons People Go Dairy Free

Top 4 Reasons People Go Dairy Free

1. Allergy

Cows milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies affecting children. An allergic response occurs as the immune system reacts to the proteins casein & whey found in milk, causing the body to produce antibodies. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to milk can be mild, causing hives, welts & swelling but can be as severe as anaphylaxis, although this is rare. If there is an allergic reaction to cow’s milk, this will usually mean there can be a reaction to other animal milk such as goats. With an allergy, all dairy products, milk solids and traces of dairy in any product should be avoided.

2. Intolerance

Dairy and/or lactose (the natural sugar found in milk) intolerances differ from dairy allergies; intolerances will not cause a severe reaction or anaphylaxis. Intolerances occur when a chemical reaction occurs after eating or drinking, often caused by a digestive issue. Dairy intolerances have been linked to asthma, chronic fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms can include but are not limited to headaches, nausea, bloating, diarrhoea, and mucous build-up.


Kombucha Vs Kefir! Who's the winner?

Kombucha Vs Kefir! Who’s the winner?

What is the difference between Kombucha and Water Kefir? And which one is better for you?

Well, in a nutshell, they are both fermented probiotic beverages but they use different cultures to start the fermentation process. For kombucha, the starter culture is known as a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) which is held together by polysaccharides giving it the appearance of a mushroom. Water kefir starts with gelatinous grains, which are small and translucent colonies of beneficial bacteria and yeasts.

Both fermented drinks start off with a sweet liquid base: Kombucha uses a sugar tea (normally black or green tea) while water kefir uses sugar water.

Water kefir has a shorter fermentation of 24-48 hours which usually results in a sweeter yeasty-style drink. Kombucha is fermented for 2 -4 weeks and when made traditionally it has a vinegar-like taste. However, most commercially made kombucha sold today is brewed with a sweeter style to make it more consumer-friendly.


Why An Apple A Day Can Keep Both Your Doctor AND Your Dentist Away

Why An Apple A Day Can Keep Both Your Doctor AND Your Dentist Away

There is a well-known phrase that states, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Whilst not entirely accurate, given that people who eat apples do still become ill from time to time, it speaks more to the fact that apples contain many nutrients that are good for your health, and thus will hopefully reduce how often the doctor needs to see you.

However, the doctor is not the only health professional that apples can reduce the workload for. Your dentist may also not be as busy trying to fix your teeth and gums if you eat apples regularly. To provide you with some of the reasons why apples are good for your health, including your oral health, we are going to outline are some of the many benefits of eating apples. Before we look at oral health,  we will first list some of the general health benefits apples can provide.

Reduced Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can result from high levels of sodium in your blood. Apples are rich in potassium which helps to control the aforementioned sodium levels, thus keeping your blood pressure in check.


Are Waist Trainers Safe? 

Are Waist Trainers Safe? 

When you start looking for information on waist trainers before you buy one, you probably come across a lot of articles. Many of these are informative and mention the results you can achieve. However, some talk about the dangers of waist trainers and how they aren’t safe. So, it begs the question: are waist trainers safe? You’re about to find out.

Corsets vs. Waist Training Cinchers

Before you buy waist trainers for yourself, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what both corsets and waist trainers are, for they are quite different.

Corsets tend to have steel bones, and they feature a fabric such as leather, satin, or cotton that promotes curvature of your hips and bust. The goal of corsets is to remove upwards of three inches off your waist. They sit around your midsection and encourage an hourglass curve that is slowly becoming more fashionable after losing its appeal before the 1900s.

Waist trainers, or cinchers, however, are there to provide a slimming effect. They promote a curvier waistline, but not nearly close to that of a corset. What’s more, they are proving favourable during exercise, as their latex construction promotes sweating, which can lead to a more intense workout.


What To Expect Before, During, And After Lasik Eye Surgery

What To Expect Before, During, And After Lasik Eye Surgery

One thing  that make patients most nervous about any kind of surgical procedure, and that includes Lasik Perth eye surgery, is not so much the procedure itself, but a lack of knowledge about what will happen. We trust that the vast majority of doctors, surgeons, and nurses are open with their patients and give them all the information they need, but it may not always be the case.

If you have chosen to have Lasik eye surgery then no doubt you have done your research, however, if not, or if you are considering Lasik eye surgery and want to know more, then read on. We are going to explain to you what happens before, during, and after Lasik eye surgery in the hope that it reassures you that it is not only an effective treatment but also a safe one too.

Before Lasik Eye Surgery

First, you have a few practical matters to sort out, as, for a day or so after your surgery, your sight will not yet be 100% and you will need to recover. For this reason, you should arrange for a day or two off work, and if necessary arrange for a family member or friend to help you at home with regards to cooking meals and the like.

Also, you will need to arrange for someone to collect you from the eye surgery clinic as your sight at that stage will not allow you to drive safely.


Choose the Right Dentist

How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

To many people, choosing a dentist like Candlewood Dental Centre is an easy process. You look online or in the phone book, pick one, then make a booking. Sure, you’ve selected a dentist, but how do you know if they are the best dentist? Read on to find out.


Not every dentist will offer every service, and that can be quite inconvenient when you require those services at a later date. The best dentist is one that will provide all those general dentistry services like checkups and fillings, but will then also offer cosmetic dental services like teeth whitening and Invisalign braces, too.

Before you make your booking, find out more about the dental services they provide. The complete package offers unparalleled convenience.


The location of your chosen dentist is not the most critical factor, but it certainly helps if they are close to you. Start by looking at the options nearest to you, then branch further out until you find the one who ticks all the boxes. Fortunately, searching for ‘dentists near me’ online can narrow down your options.