Announcement: Holistic, Healthy & Abundant

David Shaw created what is now Brunswick Heads Health Food over 15 years ago. With over 23 years of experience as a practicing Naturopath and Herbalist, he started with an ethos that is simple to follow: Health has to be approached holistically. David uses his shop as his pantry for life and promotes all his family, friends and customers to do the same for the maximum benefit for a long healthy life for all. As such, the store is stocked with a huge amount and variety of healthy food. The store has grown in size over the past 15 years and now takes up the whole corner block of Fingal and Park Streets.  
Kristina has been catering for the north coast community for many years under her ‘Kristina’s Tasty Kitchen’ banner, which specialises in vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw food. Kristina is well known as a lady who cooks from her heart and has a strong following in the Brunswick /Byron region.
The pairing of David and Kristina seemed inevitable. The food that Kristina supplies to Brunswick Health Foods is quite often purchased in its ingredient form from Brunswick Health Foods, be that fresh organic fruit and veg or almond meal, organic spelt flour, chemical free almonds or dried rose petals. Kristina started as a customer and now supplies around 80 percent of the freshly prepared food at Brunswick Health Foods.

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Turmeric, golden in more ways than one!

Turmeric and Curcumin

Do you consume turmeric? Spring is here on the north coast of NSW. The birds are tweeting, the sun is burning, and new foods have arrived, rich in turmeric. Fashion? No way – we’re talking serious health and flavour. Heads up to northern hemisphere dwellers and travellers – our staff’s latest pick for winter (and any time really) is “Turmeric Latte Mix”.

Turmeric Latte Mix

Superfood trending

We’ve been seeing and enjoying those ‘golden mylks’ in cafes and restaurants. Finally we can take the mix home and DIY. Awesome!

Never heard of turmeric before? Bottom line: it’s super healthy for you because of its yellow powerhouse ingredient: curcumin. The health benefits of curcumin are numerous, powerful, and well-documented by many medical researchers.

Here are just a few of curcumin’s health benefits:

Anti-inflammatory hence good for arthritis and pain

Immune booster

Cell health booster, because it supports cell membranes

Anti-oxidant, which slows ageing

Helps correct protein defects in Cystic Fibrosis therefore could alleviate severity

Reduces insulin resistance and helps regulate blood sugar, thus helps diabetics

Helps reduce body fat and lowers blood pressure, therefore lowers heart disease risk

Detoxifier of liver, therefore of the whole body

Enhances the effectiveness of various types of chemo in pancreatic, bowel and breast cancer, and leukamia

Slows growth and spreading of various types of cancer cells

Protects nervous system from damage in cases of brain injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & stroke

Protects nervous system from poisonous lead and cadmium

Improves thought and memory

Further reading:
Curcumin in Life Extension Magazine