Symbiosis is the intimate relationship of different organisms living and evolving in harmony within an ecosystem for the benefit of each other. Fermented food provides both the environment and the microbes to create a healthy ecosystem. Fermented food is a Symbiotic.
Traditionally we would not eat curcumin, we would eat turmeric – freshly juiced or sliced in a curry or sprinkled on top of your favourite dish. Packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients, turmeric is one of the most popular superfood spices with its medicinal and culinary versatility (1). The medicinal benefits of turmeric may range from relieving joint pain, improving heart health, correcting skin and digestive issues. It has many important nutritional compounds as a whole, with many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Research has identified an active constituent in turmeric called curcumin, however the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.
Herbs help our bodies heal and become optimal. They are plants that provide actions to our bodies in many different ways. These actions can include supporting us in times of stress as adaptogen herbs can do for us and as nervine herbs help to ease and nourish our bodies. Using whole herbs are best as it includes all parts of the plants, which can be dried, dehydrated, preserved, steeped, and even fermented. The properties of herbs have been used for centuries to treat various conditions, traditionally studied and passed down throughout history. Although their effects have not always been formally studied, whole herbs have a track record of safety and efficacy when used properly.
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