The Wellness Chronicles – April 13th 2016

Good morning everyone. Sorry I missed an issue. I am going to get back on track with sending this out every two weeks. I know the anticipation is so high to see what kind of knowledge I am going to drop on you that when it doesn’t come when expected it is devastating. So I will make sure I stay on track. So without further ado, lets get to it!! Lifestyle Hacks and Improvments Turmeric / Curcumin : You all know what it is. Its that spice that adds a peppery taste and that golden yellow tint to Indian Food. But did you know that it can be one of the best spices you can use to improve your health? This spice has been frequently used for its therapeutic benefits for over 4000 years, mainly in Southeast Asia and India. But over the past years it is starting to gain popularity in western medicine and the U.S.  Here are some of the reasons to start spicing up your food, or finding a quality supplement to take:

Inflammation: In traditional medicine, curcumin has long been prized as a home remedy for fevers, swelling, and wounds. Modern trials illustrate its ability to inhibit the expression of inflammatory enzymes and molecules.

With strong evidence of the connection between inflammation and many chronic diseases, curcumin’s value has wide implications and it could be considered a natural aid to counteract pro-inflammatory influences and oxidative stress.

 Joint pain: Research evaluating curcumin’s effects on the joints provide insight into its pain-relieving properties. A 2009 study in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine demonstrated that curcumin was equally effective and safe as ibuprofen at reducing pain and recovering function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. In addition, a 2012 study in highlighted curcumin’s role in decreasing tenderness in the joints of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. These is also some great information showing that this wonder spice and also help to boost your immunity and strengthen your entire immune system.  So if you are suffering from inflammatory pain, and you are a terrible cook, you can improve 2 things with just adding one little spice. Check a couple of issues ago you will find a few drink recipes using Turmeric. Recipe of the Month Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde Using your Slow Cooker makes this White Bean Chicken Chili Verde a cinch! Just toss in your ingredients, and let it simmer all day! Come home to a warm, filling bowl of soup! Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, fat removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cans green chilis
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 32 ounce container of chicken stock
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1½ teaspoons season salt, garlic salt or salt based cajun seasoning


  1. Place the chopped onion, diced and seeded jalapeno peppers, and minced garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Top with Chicken breast and spices
  3. Add undrained cans of green chills and salsa verde
  4. Add the cans of drained and rinsed white beans and chicken broth.
  5. Let mixture simmer on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  6. Before you serve, remove the chicken breast and shred, add the shredded chicken back to the crock pot.
  7. Squeeze lime juice into the soup and sprinkle season salt, stir, and let simmer an additional 20-30 minutes.

Goings On Around The Office During this week I will have one of my mentors from Yoli here helping me do free consults with people about different products and systems that I am using in the office to help people get their health back. If you would like to learn more about anything please let me know so we can block some time for you to come in. We will be doing these one on ones Wed – Fri. Quote Of The Week Over-thinking ruins you. Ruins the situation, twists it around, makes you worry and just makes everything much worse than it actually is~unknown

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