Turmeric greatly improves my sluggish digestion and impossible constipation, and I take a tablespoon with each meal. It is a fact that certain spices such as cinnamon and cloves can cause significant liver damage if used in excess. How much... (more)
Always take your turmeric with black pepper. I honestly would not worry too much about turmeric and hepatotoxicity. But if you're worried about it, take magnesium. Magnesium is good for the liver AND improves digestion and pooping.
It also increased testicular antioxidant enzymes, especially when taken with L-Carnitine (which us meat eaters get a lot of anyway.) Link to the study: https://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v64/v64-227.pdf (more)
There's a line of spices that I'm interested in at the supermarket that doesn't explicitly say it's gluten free. It lists a few things I recognize that seem ok like salt and a few spices but then just lists "spices". I don't know why they listed... (more)
Hi everyone, I am a new englander and my husband is from Chicago. This is relevant because I could eat boiled dinner for the rest of my life and be happy (must be leftover from my Irish roots, haha) but he likes his flavors big and bold. For... (more)
I have a few pounds of lamb marinading right now in the fridge in a mixture of garlic (lots), olive oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice. This is my standard marinade for lamb and pork. ... (more)
Should I be concerned about brands of cooking oils (EVOO, Coconut, etc.), and spices that are processed in the same factory as wheat, soy, peanuts, etc...? I've found some that do not but they are usually more expensive. I do not have any... (more)
Hi All, I've recently discovered (thanks to this awesome site) that nightshades such as sweet peppers, red chili powder, or curry powder for that matter have been causing me to have headaches and arthritic symptoms! I'm wondering if it is best... (more)
I have a relative who gave up all dried spices on account of some sort of fungal contamination. I think it was aflatoxin, and according to her, it's ubiquitous in dried spices, and for sensitive people, causes lots of inflammation. I'd never... (more)
It seems likely that paleo man/woman would have ingested non-nutrient plants for medicine. Possibly for even "fun" during the plentiful times. But generally the idea of regular non-caloric, non-nutrient "foods", high in phytochemicals seems... (more)
I'm a firm believer in the anti-inflammatory properties/health benefits of spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, etc. While I do use these ingredients when I cook, I'm interested in making my own supplements with empty gelatin capsules... (more)
I keep responding in posts regarding questions for skin health, blood health and supplements, with the suggestion of Turmeric, so why not just post on it. Here it is: The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over... (more)
Ugg...I have a stomach ache. Usually this only happens when I've been exposed to gluten or MSG. The ONLY thing it could be is some curry spice that I put on my sweet potatoes. I'm starting to wonder if there are "anti clumping" additives in my... (more)
It's possible--especially in spice blends. However, there are companies you can buy from that are very upfront about their ingredients (and gluten) status. Penzeys is a good choice.
So I'm starting to get into spices as an alternative to salt and sugar. Do organic spices make a difference in the diet? It would be a lot cheaper to buy spices in bulk at Costco, except they're not organic. I'm already eating organic veggies,... (more)
Almost all my meals are the following: put some meat in a pan, brown in, add some veggies, add spices, cover and cook for 10 minutes (following Robb Wolf's advice). Simple and easy. And depending on whether I use the right spices, it can be... (more)
Any of these will work for your chicken or mix with cauliflower or potatoes, or any other veggies, and then roast. Buy all the ingredients dry and make the mixes and store in jars in a cool dark place, or make with fresh aromatics the day of... (more)
According to Douglas Kalman MS, RD, FACN, many herbs have a deleterious effect on testosterone levels. Many extol the benefits of turmeric but in light of the following data(from the above source) would turmeric be a wise addition to the... (more)
I was recently evaluating my diet for strengths and weaknesses and I came across some info on cinnamon and it's toxicity. Unfortunately for me, I happen to use it quite frequently, because I like the taste, and I've read about its various... (more)
I am starting the paleo diet soon and there are no spices or flavor inhancers on the paleo food lists that I've found. What is ok to use? like salt, pepper, garlic salt,etc. and any salad dressings that are ok?
If you think about what "Paleo" is supposed to mean (elimination of neolithic agents like wheat gluten, excess PUFA, and chemical colors, "flavors", and preservatives) there is no reason why most if not all common herbs and spices wouldn't be... (more)
Just bought a seafood spice mix to go with the wild salmon that I microwaved for lunch (don't get me started!). It says: salt, spices, dehydrated garlic, paprika and dehydrated onion. What can the food companies include under "spices"? Oh, whew!... (more)
Tacos from scratch are pretty paleo, the shell/tortilla is of course up for debate. I choose to allow them as they are kind of rare for me. What are some great spice blends to use on the ground meat? The packaged type usually have loads of... (more)
Do you have any replacements for your favorite sweets and candies in prepaleo time? For choclate, cookies, cake, winegume, licroce,... For cookies, i just eat raw eggs with gingerbread spices. Also good nuts working well. Sometimes i Just drink... (more)
Berries and fresh whipped cream Citrus or other tropical fruit Microwave lava cake (basically eggs, butter, cocoa, and dark chocolate squares) in a mug Homemade chocolate, nut butter, or maple fudge Pumpkin soufflee Apple/pear/lemon custard Sugar... (more)
I've read a number of opinions about cilantro. Descriptions from the pro-cilantro side say it tastes like fresh air and has a lemony smell. Descriptions from the anti-cilantro side usually say it tastes like soap and smells like bedbugs. Are they... (more)
Capsaicin is the chemical that makes some peppers spicy. It also stops mammals from grinding up the seeds with their molars -- unless, say, a mammal happens to have acquired a taste for heat. It's difficult to be human. On the one hand it's... (more)
What are the realistic anti-inflammatory benefits of cooking with spices when the recommended dosage of eg. turmeric is 300-600mg 3x a day?
As the topic says, what spices do you regularly find yourself using alllll the time? For me, I love coconut mousse, which I just use coconut with cocoa and cinnamon. For the meatier side of things, it's hard to put down cayenne and garlic. ... (more)
What herbs and spices do you find most nutritious/beneficial to health? I have been sticking with turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, ginger... what would you recommend to include that helps to scavenge estrogen, boost testosterone,... (more)
Hello, I am in a sense addicted to this: What it is: Ground Chilli & Garlic In Oil. Granted I have not ate it since going paleo because it has sugar in it and is not organic it contains MSG and soybean oil as well. Has anyone tired it?... (more)
I am addicted to a version of this the ground chili in oil. Because of the soybean oil I ended up creating my own by taking a large quantity of dried chili pequins I grew that had dried out, crushing them and covering them with coconut oil. The... (more)