Thursday, October 22, 2009

First Cup of Coffee

Here I am with my first cup of coffee for the day. You may wonder why there is a small shaker of turmeric by this "Cuppa Joe".... well, my doctor (doctor of internal medicine who happens to be from India) diagnosed me with osteopinia... a precursor to osteoporosis. It is a refersible condition if I mind my P's and Q's. My doctor did tell me though that in her native country turmeric is a very common spice. One of its attributes is that it helps to ease the pain of achy joints. As soon as I left my doctor's office last Friday I headed straight for my local grocery store and bought fresh turmeric. The bottle in my spice cabinet had to be at least five years old. She told me it would just take a pinch daily in a cup of warm, sweetened milk. Since I am not a fan of warm milk (at all!) I chose to put it in my first cup of coffee every morning. I was told it would probably take six weeks to notice a difference, so this is purely an experiment for me. Just thought I would share this bit of information with you. And there's just nothing like that first cup of coffee... even with turmeric... which I cannot taste.


Jennifer said...

Since I can't have coffee while I'm pregnant, I've been having a cup of hot chocolate every morning. There's something calming about a cup of something warm first thing in the morning. Interested to see how your experiment turns out. =)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow...what a great piece of information. I have that spice in my cabinet and like yours, it is very old!
I want to thank you for stopping by and sweetly commenting...I am SO behind in everything! Thank you so much! :)

Lori E said...
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Lori E said...

Turmeric has many health benefits I think. Very under used in North America.

Jo Anne said...

Hey Karen, I am doing this every day also, thanks to you. Jo Anne