Monday, January 28, 2013

Magical Old Powers

Turmeric is well known as traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India because of it's magical medicinal powers.

People have known and used turmeric for over 2500 years.  It contains curcumin and is a body cleansing
spice. as well as a treatment for fever, dysentery, infections, jaundice arthritis, and other liver problems. It improves bile flow breaks down fats, treats inflammations, helps stop the beginning of  alzheimers
Turmeric' Health Benefits and Side Effects

  No wonder its called Turmeric Gold. I hardly ever use it but I will now.

As we age plants are becoming more and more interesting to know about. Growing it could be nice as it is a perenial.

This week end we shopped a bit. Nothing much to report interesting .

I found I should be more careful about what chicken I buy.
I bought a grain raised chicken. It's smaller and a lot more expensive but the crock pot soup came out delicious from it.
It seems my husband is allergic to chicken. His joints swell up right away and he has terrible pain for a while.
So I said try this chicken cause it's different. The soup bouillon was good and he likes to eat it with a side of rice but he took a few pieces of chicken just to see and he could feel a joint in his fingers swelling almost right away.
So he knows now that what he has, is from chicken.

This is something to look into. Why would people suddenly develop allergies to chicken?

Lately the more I look, the less I wish people had to eat.
I for one would have no problems at all with not having to do that. lol
Eating like sleeping is such a waste of time.
It used to be a good social element as people used to talk around the table but this has been replaced with phones and text messaging. People sit at the table like strangers.
They also look very strange driving in cars alone chatting what looks like to themselves lol
Before you could spot a nut case doing that, today it's harder to do because of technology.

I am not sure all these things are good for people anymore.
Manual living is still the best life. It helps you use your brain and I think less alzheimers could result from it.

I told my husband it's time to get out the old math books and begin reviewing theorems, physics, geometry etc...just to keep your mind sharp.
Last night my husband and I did a crossword puzzle from the local paper and I was surprised at how much I learned from it and how much I also forgot lol.
 It was a fun couple project to do at the table.

  Emily Dickenson said in one of her poems.:

 To live with you....

It would be life ..

And Life is over there...
Behind the shelf ...

Our life  ... like porcelain
A cup..


old ones crack.

I admire old cups.
Seems many people do.
Have a wonderful day.
He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair.
He said with excitement, "you appear quite elderly to be driving."
"Well, yes, I am," she replied proudly.  "I'll be 97 next month, and I am now old enough that I don't even need a driver's license anymore.
"The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver's license. I told him yes and handed it to him. He took scissors out of the drawer, cut the license into pieces, and threw them in the waste basket, saying,
'You won't need this anymore,' so I thanked him and left!"


Gattina said...

Fortunately it's still the use to gather around the table and chat together ! My friend Ilona is a real Wikipedia when it comes to herbs !
Yes, Mr. G. goes out, but only to the neighbors it's just across the street. He even walks !

A Lady's Life said...

lol yes old people chat.
at the dinner table. Young people chat on their machines. lol
Ilona is doing a good thing. I think all the answers lie in what we eat.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. turmeric I'd heard is very good for us - thanks for that reminder.

Love the old lady story ... cheers Hilary

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for the word on tumeric. I didn't know!

George said...

We use turmeric every once in a while, but I guess we need to use it more often. I love the story about the elderly driver.

Akelamalu said...

I've never heard of anyone being allergic to chicken, that's scary!

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu -
There are a lot of people who have
what is called gout I think.
They can't eat chicken .
But I know the chicken we eat today is not as good as the one we ate when I was a kid.
It has no taste.
The small grain fed one I bought fo
11 dollars made a great boullon that was very clear and tasty. So it does make a difference.

A Lady's Life said...

Sandy - pays to know I think

A Lady's Life said...

George - its good but you should not overuse it as anything else. lol

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - I never used spices like cumin or turmeric or even curry but these past years I have. Life changes I suppose.