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Old 08-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #1111
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I used turmeric. Had all 4 my wisdom teeth cut out at the same time and the turmeric helped the healing drastically. It's a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. I mix a little with water and rub on infected area.
I even used this after I had my children to heal my c-section wounds. I had an emergency c-section the first time and my uterus ruptured the second time. Been gutted like a fish and you can hardly see my scars lol! You can also just add some to your soups.
Wish I'd known about that when I had mine out. They did my right side top and bottom and then my left side top and bottom. They didn't want to do all four at once because they had to cut into my gums and then grind away part of my lower jaw bone to get at the tooth. Even then they still had to break the tooth to get it out. Caused massive swelling. Top was much easier, they just had to make a small incision and break the tooth. Then they were able to pull it in pieces. Top healed way more quickly than the bottom. The right side bottom was the worst though because it got infected. Not only did it take the longest to heal but it was really disgusting when it finally decided to drain.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:41 AM   #1112
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Wish I'd known about that when I had mine out. They did my right side top and bottom and then my left side top and bottom. They didn't want to do all four at once because they had to cut into my gums and then grind away part of my lower jaw bone to get at the tooth. Even then they still had to break the tooth to get it out. Caused massive swelling. Top was much easier, they just had to make a small incision and break the tooth. Then they were able to pull it in pieces. Top healed way more quickly than the bottom. The right side bottom was the worst though because it got infected. Not only did it take the longest to heal but it was really disgusting when it finally decided to drain.

Do yourself a favour and next time you have a cut, graze, oven burn, mouth ulcer etc. try it! Just take a tsp of turmeric and mix with a tot of water and apply to the problem area. My gynae actually suggests it to patients when they have wound problems after seeing what it did for mine. It will stain you yellow for a while but it's worth it! Nature is the best medicine cabinet
You can also drink it 3 times a day when you feel a cold coming on, it tastes awful but works like a charm!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:09 AM   #1113
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Do yourself a favour and next time you have a cut, graze, oven burn, mouth ulcer etc. try it! Just take a tsp of turmeric and mix with a tot of water and apply to the problem area. My gynae actually suggests it to patients when they have wound problems after seeing what it did for mine. It will stain you yellow for a while but it's worth it! Nature is the best medicine cabinet
You can also drink it 3 times a day when you feel a cold coming on, it tastes awful but works like a charm!
A question about turmeric, Snip. I have some that's several years old, stored in a glass jar. Do you think it is still useful, or should it just be pitched? I tend to keep exotic/expensive spices that I don't use often for too long, but I just hate throwing things out.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:27 AM   #1114
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A question about turmeric, Snip. I have some that's several years old, stored in a glass jar. Do you think it is still useful, or should it just be pitched? I tend to keep exotic/expensive spices that I don't use often for too long, but I just hate throwing things out.
Throw it out, turmeric shouldn't be kept longer than 6 months. It's cheap enough to replace and if you're not going to use it often by from a spice shop where you can buy buy weight. Just buy the quantity you would use.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #1115
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Throw it out, turmeric shouldn't be kept longer than 6 months. It's cheap enough to replace and if you're not going to use it often by from a spice shop where you can buy buy weight. Just buy the quantity you would use.
Thanks, Snip. I'll spring for some fresh turmeric, but will have to wait until my ship comes in (it's in drydock at present) to replace all the outdated spices I'm continuing to use. The food critic at my house is -- me, so I'm not expecting any complaints about the food. The cook (me) wouldn't listen anyway....
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #1116
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Thanks, Snip. I'll spring for some fresh turmeric, but will have to wait until my ship comes in (it's in drydock at present) to replace all the outdated spices I'm continuing to use. The food critic at my house is -- me, so I'm not expecting any complaints about the food. The cook (me) wouldn't listen anyway....
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I know what you mean about budgets though. I've managed to cut our food bill almost in half by shopping wisely. It took some time to figure out where and what to buy but it was worth it.
I buy fruit and veg at our Horticultural market (they supply the supermarkets), meat at the Supermarket supplier and I buy in bulk and package the meat myself into portions and spices are always cheaper at spice specialist or Indian spice shops. I just buy what I need and refill bottles when needed.
I also buy bulk veggies then peel chop and freeze excess and cook large quantities of dried beans and pulses the freeze in Ziplock bags etc.
I wasn't prepared to buy inferior quality foods since I love cooking so much so I just put a little more work into preparing foods myself and not using convenience items.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #1117
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I know what you mean about budgets though. I've managed to cut our food bill almost in half by shopping wisely. It took some time to figure out where and what to buy but it was worth it.
I buy fruit and veg at our Horticultural market (they supply the supermarkets), meat at the Supermarket supplier and I buy in bulk and package the meat myself into portions and spices are always cheaper at spice specialist or Indian spice shops. I just buy what I need and refill bottles when needed.
I also buy bulk veggies then peel chop and freeze excess and cook large quantities of dried beans and pulses the freeze in Ziplock bags etc.
I wasn't prepared to buy inferior quality foods since I love cooking so much so I just put a little more work into preparing foods myself and not using convenience items.
Gosh this is turning into a book, sorry
On the contrary -- it's refreshing and rather reassuring to hear that young people such as yourself are learning habits of thrift and practicing good Home Economics (that was the name of a class they gave us young ladies way back when). At this time of the year, however, in hurricane territory where power can be disrupted for unknown periods of time, it's tempting fate to keep my refrigerator freezer full. I try to keep it as empty as possible until storm season is over. As far as convenience foods, I find myself more and more shopping the perimeter of the grocery store -- produce, meats, dairy -- and seldom go down the "prepared food" aisles any more.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:41 PM   #1118
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On the contrary -- it's refreshing and rather reassuring to hear that young people such as yourself are learning habits of thrift and practicing good Home Economics (that was the name of a class they gave us young ladies way back when). At this time of the year, however, in hurricane territory where power can be disrupted for unknown periods of time, it's tempting fate to keep my refrigerator freezer full. I try to keep it as empty as possible until storm season is over. As far as convenience foods, I find myself more and more shopping the perimeter of the grocery store -- produce, meats, dairy -- and seldom go down the "prepared food" aisles any more.
I've grown up very old fashioned I guess. I don't regret it and even if given the choice I won't change the way I live.
We did Home Economics at school too
I love shopping for good foods and making sure my family get decent meals even if my budget has been reduced. My children love learning how to grow their own vegetables and herbs and enjoy picking, eating and preparing meals from what they have grown.
I don't want my children to grow up thinking that junk food is the norm. They eat fresh fruits and veggies daily and have candy as a rare treat. Luckily they have grown up this way so they love healthy foods. I took my kids with me to the supermarket today and gave them each a bit of money to buy whatever they wanted and they came home with 6 Persimmons, 2 yogurts with stewed fruit and a packet of baby carrots
I'm very proud of my 4 and 9yr old
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I took my kids with me to the supermarket today and gave them each a bit of money to buy whatever they wanted and they came home with 6 Persimmons, 2 yogurts with stewed fruit and a packet of baby carrots
I'm very proud of my 4 and 9yr old
That is so awesome! You should be proud of them!

To many kids would bring back an arm-full of candy.
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That is so awesome! You should be proud of them!

To many kids would bring back an arm-full of candy.
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They have been raised very differently from other kids though, their friends are junk food junkies. When I take them out for dinner the servers think I'm punishing them and try to get them to order junk
Caitlin usually goes for the Salmon salad with caper dressing and still mineral water and Daniel almost always orders chicken with veggies. You should see the looks we get!
Sleepovers at our house don't happen often, I don't have chicken nuggets or Coco Pops
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