5 Surprising Health Benefits of Turmeric You Didn’t Know

Dr Akilah - Celestial Healing Wellness Center

turmericThe medicinal properties of turmeric have been slowly revealed over hundreds of years. It has been long known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Recently research has shown that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.


1. First Aid:  A natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.  Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and anti-baterical agent which disinfects wounds from the minute you apply it and promotes faster healing. It is also amazing at stoping a wound from bleeding, sprinkling dry turmeric to a bleeding wound instantly clots the blood and help promote regeneration of news cells which help close the wound quicker. It is also has analgesic action which relieves pain. Turmeric acts as an antibiotic which prevents infection from E. Coli, staphylococcus and bacillus.


2. Anti-cancer:  When combined with cauliflower, it…

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Anti-Wrinkle Home Facial Recipe

Here is a lovely recipe for a homemade facial:

*1 Egg White
*Contents of 2 Vitamin E capsules
*2 tsps plain yoghurt
*1/2 tsp honey
*1/2 tsp lemon juice

Apply to the face and leave on for half an hour. Its always much easier to wash off if you just jump into the shower afterwards.

Lots more of my facial recipes are available in my ebook. Follow the links on the homepage…

Have fun!

Homemade cough medicine

Homemade cough medicine is easy-peasy to make, and minus all the additives that pharmacy cough medicine has.

Its also very effective and safe for children over the age of 18 months.

Heres the Recipe:

Take one onion and cut in half. Its best to use an organic onion as sadly conventional onions are smothered in sprays. Place the 2 halves face down in a dish. Pour honey over the top of the onions, about 3-4 Tbsps onto each one. Then pour 1 tsp (or 1/2 a tsp depending on taste) of Apple Cider Vinegar over each onion half.

Cover the onions with a cover that does not touch them, for example a large pudding bowl.

Leave overnight. In the morning remove the onions, and give them a little squeeze to remove any excess onion juice.

The liquid you have left is your cough mixture. Mix it around and pour into a more suitable container, unless the dish works for you.

Take 1 tsp every couple of hours for a cough. This is also great to build up immunity at the beginning of winter, and  for colds and flus.

McDonalds Chicken Nuggets – anyone for a nugget of plastic?

Its become common knowledge that McDonalds Chicken Nuggets only contain 2% chicken extracts.

Lets repeat that – 2% CHICKEN EXTRACTS!

Try asking McDonalds what they mean by ‘extracts’ and what exactly is in the remaining 98% – and you’ll find it very difficult to get an answer.

However, all is not doom and gloom…and this is why : if you don’t like what you’re eating, then STOP BUYING IT.

You have the power!

Every time you buy the chicken nuggets from McDonalds you are voting with your dollar. You are saying ‘Hey no problem, I love eating 2% chicken extracts, not knowing what is in the remaining 98%”

You have every right to know what you are eating, and you have every right to demand food that is healthy, natural and from an ethical background. You are SO NOT going to get this with McDonalds chicken nuggets.

Here is the ingredients of the batter alone :

*Wheat flour
*Cornflour extract
*Spice extract
*Sodium Aluminium Phosphate (541)
*Sodium Bicarbonate (500)
*Vegetable Oil
*Maize Oil
*Antioxidents (310, 320, 321)
*Calcium Lactate (327)

And that’s just the batter.

Can you imagine what is in the mysterious 98% of the actual nugget?

Energy Drinks

Honey is such a marvellous energy provider that if you add a tsp to a bottle of water you might just find it does the trick instead of expensive and sugar laden energy drinks that you buy at the supermarket – give it a go!

Healthy Ideas for the Lunchbox

Need inspiration to fill those lunchboxes in the morning?
Heres a few ideas to help you with easy and healthy alternatives…

Breads and Cereals:

There are so many healthy alternatives to the mass produced packaged food for lunchboxes that you buy in the supermarket that we have written an entire eBook bursting with recipes, ideas and tips to inspire you!
Checkout the link on our homepage, and in the meantime, here are some ideas to get you started:

Fill bread products with a variety of tasty fillings such as :

*Lettuce, grated cheese and grated carrot
*A container of favourite breakfast cereal
*Tomato and cottage cheese

Then there is also:

*Fruit or bran based muffins
*Fruit bread

*Muesli Bars are high in sugar and fat…try and limit them*

Fruits and Vegetables:

*Bananas (small are great for little kids)
*Sliced oranges in a container ready to eat
*Grapes, strawberries
*Kiwifruit, already sliced in half with a spoon included
*Fruit salad (make sure the container is totally spillproof!)

*Cheese slices with crackers
*Reduced fat yoghurt
Meat Products and Alternatives:

*Cold meat in sammies
*Corn fritters are delicious cold in lunchboxes
*Quiche sliced into small squares
*Boiled eggs
*Lentil burgers and slices of lentil loaf

Other Snacks:

*Coconut Milk
*Soy Milk
*Pure fruit or vege juice
*Organic Yoghurt
*Dried fruit

-To reduce lunchbox boredom and limit spoilage, buy a variety of rolls, breads, etc. Freeze them also.
-Don’t forget a bottle of water.
-Don’t forget spoons, forks, etc.
-Leftovers are a great option for the next day’s lunch.
-Large pieces of fruit can be overwhelming for smaller children. Cut everything into bite-sized pieces and make it manageable for them – you might find they come home with an empty lunchbox!

Manuka honey fights superbug

I’ve always had a big thumbs up for manuka honey, as it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, but now it may also be the ultimate weapon against drug resistant bacteria, research is telling us.

Manuka honey fights three types of bacteria that commonly infect wounds, including the notorious MRSA ‘superbug’.

The honey prevents microbial growth in unusual ways and may even be able to reverse resistance to antibiotics, say scientists.

Traditional remedies containing honey were used to treat wounds by many ancient civilisations.

Bees produce manuka honey from the nectar of the manuka tree in New Zealand. Experts have recognised the value of manuka honey, leading to its inclusion in many modern wound care products.

Please pass the honey!

What exactly is in the McDonalds Tartare Sauce?

The answer is a very long list of ingredients, that mostly do not do your body any favours at all.

Here is what is in the McDonalds Tartare Sauce :

-Soybean Oil
-Distilled Vinegar
-Onion extract
-Modified corn starch
-Dried egg yolks
-Corn syrup solids
-Mustard flour
-Xanthan gum (415)
-Potassium sorbate (202)
-Dehydrated parsley
-Spice flavours

When you purchase McDonalds products – you are actually voting with your dollar.

Are you really happy consuming all these ingredients?

Seasons Greetings

healthy christmasHayshee Natural Living would like to wish you a very happy Christmas season!

Have you ever wondered what you are drinking when you drink Fanta?

These are the ingredients in Fanta :

Carbonated Water
Food acid (330)
Preservative (211)
Colour (110)
Colour (122)

None of these ingredients do your body any favours, at all.

Its worth the change – your health will thankyou if you change to drinking water instead.