From the desk of Stacey Nussbaum, HHC... Ginger is warming in nature, has a pungent taste and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. And according to new research at the University of Michigan Medical School, it may also reduce the risk of cancer! Need I say more?!
Don’t mind if I do! Ginger has also been found to be helpful for those with conditions such as IBS or arthritis. The antioxidants in ginger help you get rid of any impurities in your joints and allow fresh blood to flow more easily into the joints, encouraging healing to take place. By incorporating ginger in your diet or taking it as a highly concentrated supplement, you will find the inflammation in your joints reduced, your joints healing and soothed, which should improve overall flexibility and easier movements.
In Ayurvedic medicine (traditional medicine of India), ginger is found in most prescriptions and is known as ‘universal medicine’. Ginger stimulates digestion, boosts circulation, respiration and nervous system function, treats colds, fevers and the flu by easing congestion in the throat and lungs and helps alleviate menstrual discomfort. And it is also an effective remedy for motion sickness, nausea and sometimes morning sickness.
This small plant with slender stalks packs a powerful medicinal healing punch! You already see it everywhere---ginger ale, ginger beer, candied ginger, ginger snaps and the pale pink paper thin slices of pickled ginger next to your sushi. Try adding some dried ginger to your stews, cookies and pudding and enjoy fresh ginger grated in your stir fries or sliced in hot water for tea.
Contact Stacey for more ways to incorporate ginger in your diet!
Stacey Nussbaum, HHC
Nutrition and Health Counselor
Stacey is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor certified by the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York City. She provides nutritional counseling in a variety of areas including women’s health, weight management, athletic training, and gastrointestinal disorders as well as other chronic health conditions. She specializes in women’s health conditions including PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, severe PMS, and other gynecological issues.
Stacey left her highly successful career in law and finance in NYC to focus on her passion: educating her clients on the benefits of living a healthy, balanced life through proper nutrition. Over the years, and through training at the Academy of Healing Nutrition, the C.H.E.K. Institute, and the Metabolic Typing Education Center, Inc., Stacey has gained extensive knowledge and developed a deep understanding of nutritional choices and how they can lead to longevity and happiness. As her client, you will be empowered to live the life you adore!
Stacey will guide you through her food and lifestyle protocol to naturally fuel and heal your body by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms. She will help you to view food as your body’s fuel and medicine and show you how to incorporate specific medicinal foods for optimal metabolism, health and energy.
Since there is no one diet that works for everyone, Stacey will provide you with menu plans developed specifically for you based on your metabolic type and food exercises. Stacey will show you how to adapt your eating and lifestyle habits to align with your health goals. You will explore new healthy and flavorsome ways of eating and cooking that will allow you to enjoy life and feel fabulous!