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What does using natural products have to do with Barbados?

As I sit in my living room dreaming of when it will stop raining. I started researching natural pain relievers. The supplement that popped up the most times was Turmeric. I recognized the name from summers spent in Barbados. One of the best dishes to come out of Barbados is the fish cake. Fish cakes are served at elegant cocktail parties and rustic rum shops throughout the Caribbean, the latter being three or four times the size of the former. As health conscious as we are all trying to be, hot fish cakes passed around at a gathering go like smoke in the wind. They are also popular as a take-away item, with the tell-tale grease stains seeping through the little brown paper bags they are often sold in.  The sauce is what makes the fish cake so good. The main source of the sauce is turmeric.Turmeric is the spice that gives curry  its yellow color  Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

When examining the research, turmeric benefits go beyond that of these 10 drugs:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Anti-depressants (Prozac)

  • Chemotherapy

  • Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)

  • Pain killers

  • Diabetes drugs (Metformin)

  • Arthritis medications

  • Inflammatory bowel disease drugs

  • Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)

  • Steroids

So the moral to the story is I need to spend more time in Barbados eating fish cakes.