A few weeks ago, our first book Food Pharmacy: A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-Inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health was released in English. Yay! Since then, we’ve gotten lots of new readers here on the blog, especially from the States. And so, on this particularly grey and rainy Tuesday, we would like to give you all a warm and anti-inflammatory welcome to the Food Pharmacy family!
The English translation of the book means a lot to us, since it’s a great opportunity to reach a much larger audience. It may sound pretentious, but our goal is to improve global health by presenting the latest research in a way that ordinary people will understand, and inspire healthier eating – all over the world. Changing our lifestyle is one of the simplest, quickest, and most effective ways to influence our well-being.
Since the book came out, we’ve done a lot of interviews. The most scary one (but also such a fun experience) was without a doubt a couple of days ago, when we made our radio debut in English on oneradionetwork.com with Patrick Timpone. Patrick asked us about our favorite ingredient (we get that question a lot). The answer? We love turmeric.
Turmeric is one of the most anti-inflammatory herbs in existence. One of the most inflammation-causing genes is COX-2, and scientists have worked for decades to discover a drug that can inhibit it. It’s not been easy, but believe it or not, turmeric has proved to be a strong and nontoxic COX-2 inhibitor. If you would like to learn more about turmeric (and a million other things), you should definitely get our book, in which we’re distilling our wisdom into an easy guide.
Tomorrow, we’re off to New York City to promote the book, and perhaps say hello to some of the new readers out there. When we meet people for the first time, we like to offer them our anti-inflammatory turmeric apple cider vinegar shot, or as we often call it, Food Pharmacy’s Welcome Shot.
A couple of weeks ago, we found ourselves (and our anti-inflammatory turmeric shot) featured on the lovely mindbodygreen.com. They say it’s the turmeric shot you’ll want to do every morning in 2018, and we totally agree. So, to both new and loyal readers, allow us to express our warmest welcome to Food Pharmacy by offering a welcome shot.
Food Pharmacy’s Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Shot
100 ml (2/5 cup) juice of your choice (if you’re hard-core, go for plain water)
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Stir together all ingredients, then shoot! Take 1 to 2 times a day, in the morning or evening.