10 Incredible Benefits of Turmeric (Curcumin)


Although turmeric has long been known simply as the main ingredient in many Indian curries, it has recently begun to gain prominence as a healthy powerhouse. Curcumin is the primary active component that provides the majority of the health benefits associated with turmeric. Recent studies indicate that turmeric can be a powerful tool for preventing cancer, inflammation, and diabetes.

10 Incredible Benefits of Turmeric

Although turmeric is most often praised for its anti-inflammatory properties, there are many other health benefits that are connected to the spice. In order to harness the power of turmeric, scientists have isolated curcumin. There are many benefits to incorporating turmeric or curcumin into your diet, including:

Taking Advantage of Turmeric

As a whole plant, turmeric is used as a powdered spice in food, but the isolated curcumin is available as a dietary supplement. So which should you choose? Turmeric is easy to incorporate naturally into your diet as a preventative measure, but Dr. Andrew Weil recommends using curcumin if you are seeking the benefit from the therapeutic possibilities.

If you choose to incorporate turmeric into your diet, it is easy to add the flavorful spice to many recipes. Soups and stews benefit from the flavor of turmeric. However, raw turmeric can be especially beneficial, so try sprinkling uncooked turmeric on steamed vegetables or mixing it into a fresh salad dressing. Some people dislike the taste of turmeric and therefore prefer to use supplements. Curcumin supplements are easily available and can offer a more concentrated dosage of the plant.

How do you like to incorporate turmeric into your diet?

Why It’s Ok to Skip the Sunscreen – 3 Tips for Healthy Sun Worship



During the summer, there are tons of news stories about the evils of UV rays, and the cancer risks associated with sun exposure.  But we believe that it’s not all doom and gloom and it is possible to enjoy the sun all summer long, by following a few easy, natural tips!

Skip the Sunscreen for 20 Minutes a Day

body-vitaminDWe need the sun to help us manufacture Vitamin D, an essential vitamin that plays a crucial role in our overall health.  In particular Vitamin D plays a huge role in our immune system function as well as with bone health.  While we can take Vitamin D supplements, the best way for our bodies to get Vitamin D is to make it ourselves.

Vitamin D is synthesized in the body through a combination of UVB rays and a form of cholesterol in the body – the combination converts the cholesterol into Vitamin D3, which is then carried to the liver and kidneys to make it available to the body.  So anytime you wear sunscreen, you not only block the cancer causing UVA rays, but you also block the Vitamin D producing UVB rays, thus denying your body a crucial component it needs for a healthy immune system!


  • Promote Healthy Lipid Levels
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Suppress Appetite
  • Burn Belly Fat
  • Lose Weight Naturally!



Thankfully you don’t have to risk a sunburn to get the amount of sun you need for your daily Vitamin D fix – all it takes is a good 20 minutes or so (depending on the person) in the sun with at least 40% of the skin exposed.  More is not better – there’s a maximum amount a person can absorb in a given day, so don’t go and bake all day long – you don’t want to burn!

Natural Protection from Burns

SunscreenObviously most of us want to stay out in the sun a lot longer than 20 minutes a day, and that’s where sunscreen comes in.  Unfortunately, most conventional sunscreens are laden with toxic chemicals and “nano particles” that go directly into the blood stream, delivering those toxins very efficiently.

But there are some more natural options, based on titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and thankfully they don’t leave you with white “lifeguard nose”!  One of our favorites is made by Badger (available on Amazon.com) and it zinc oxide based.  It takes a little more effort to rub it in but it works amazingly well, and the rest of the ingredients are all 100% natural oils.  Even better, since it is zinc oxide based, it actually helps your skin heal if you do burn (zinc is an excellent element for healing skin)!


Care for Your Skin from the Inside Out

4731436_origFinally, at the end of the day the best way to care for your tan (or heal from a burn) is to make sure you get the right nutrients, in order to care for your skin from the inside out.  Essential fats and the right antioxidants go a long way to making sure your skin has everything it needs.

Coconut Oil and Omega 3 fatty acids are great sources for essential fats, but our favorite is Krill Oil.  Not only is it the most effective way to get Omega 3s (the form in krill oil is the most readily absorbed by the body, of all Omega 3s), but it also has an amazing antioxidant called astaxanthin.  Astaxanthin is one of the most potent antioxidants on the planet and in addition to all the great health benefits antioxidants provide, it also provides the body with the elements it needs to heal damage from sunburn.


As you can see, it is possible to be safe and healthy and still be a sun-worshipper!  So get out there and enjoy the sun this summer!

Announcing our New, All-Natural, Ultra Lean Green Coffee Bean Extract with GCA

GCAUL Front largeExciting news!  We’re pleased to announce our new Ultra Lean Green Coffee Bean Extract, now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

We know that with all the information (and unfortunately mis-information) out there, that it can be confusing to figure out what’s best for your health.  That’s why we did months of research to make sure that this weight loss supplement is the highest quality, and one that you can trust (want to see all the nitty gritty details?  Click here to read more).

At Nature’s Symbiotics we are all about achieving optimum health, and we’re proud that our Ultra Lean Green Coffee Bean Extract will not only help lose weight naturally, it also has some great additional health benefits:

  • Improves Circulation
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar
  • Slows the Aging Process

In celebration of our launch, we are taking pre-orders on this great new supplement at a special limited-time-only intro price that is over 70% off retail.  Click here to pre-order today on Amazon.com!

Want to read more?  Click here for more details on this great new product!