It seems that new restaurants are always popping up here in Florida. Locals sometimes describe the scene as being “up for grabs.” Which can perhaps be traced back to the state’s land rush in the 1920s.
(Before the Wall Street crash, people were rushing to buy parcels of swampland. In fact, Florida’s great land boom is hilariously depicted in the Marx Brothers movie, The Cocoanuts.)
The restaurant industry, at least in my neck of the woods, seems to be an especially turbulent sector. In fact, often times, when I find a great Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, or Vietnamese restaurant, it seems to close or move within months.
So—we have learned to let our local Chinese-American friends guide us. And that’s how we recently landed at a new Thai restaurant in town. We had some delicious dishes made with ginger—which has various health benefits that I’ll be discussing with you today.
We actually met this couple many years ago in Washington, D.C. The gentleman is a physician, originally from mainland China. After the Chinese revolution, his family made their way to Hong Kong, then Taiwan, then the U.S. His wife followed a similar path, eventually working at the World Bank in D.C. (Interestingly, her mother worked as the official English-language translator for Mrs. Chiang Kai-shek, the wife of the General who was military leader of the Republic of China.)
My physician friend seems to regard America’s “recent” interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with benign amusement, considering they’ve been practicing it in China for more than 3,000 years.
Of course in Asian cultures, food is medicine and medicine is food. So, on our nights out, we ask our friends to choose dishes from the menu for our table to share.
Interestingly, when he began selecting these dishes, he noticed they were all made with ginger. And he actually couldn’t find a good dish without ginger.
I found that very telling about the prominence of ginger in Asian cooking and cultures…
Health benefits of ginger
Ginger belongs to the Zingiber family of plants. And it’s used as both a spice in cooking and as a powerful, medicinal botanical. In fact, there are more than 100 known compounds in ginger that help improve:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Blood vessel health
- Chronic inflammation
- Gastrointestinal (GI) upset and nausea
- Liver health
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches and pains
- Oxidative stress
- Triglycerides (dangerous blood fats, which contribute to heart disease)
Many studies also show ginger is a natural way to prevent—and even treat—various types of cancer. In fact, studies show it stops the spread of breast, colon, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and skin (melanoma) cancer cells to other parts of the body. It seems to work by triggering genes in cancer cells that cause their death (commonly referred to as apoptosis). And, even better—ginger only targets cancer cells and doesn’t harm the normal, healthy cells in your body.
Plus, in one recent study, ginger was shown to target cancer stem cells, keeping them from forming new tumors.
By comparison, chemotherapy doesn’t even touch cancer stem cells. As a result, they eventually develop a resistance to the treatment. Meaning they keep creating new colonies of cancer cells in tumors. And of course, chemotherapy is a toxic approach that can kill you, if the cancer doesn’t do it first.
As my physician friend would tell you, many real cancer solutions (like ginger) have been hiding in plain sight all along. And you can learn more about them in my groundbreaking online learning tool, the Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol.
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In the meantime, I advise taking advantage of the various health benefits of ginger by keeping fresh ginger root on hand at home to use in all of your favorite recipes. It’ll stay fresh for up to three months in the fridge. (Plus, it’s far more potent medicinally when you consume it fresh.)
Just grate a little bit onto your salads or main dishes. You can even grate some fresh ginger into hot water to make a nice, soothing tea.
I’d also love to hear about what ginger-infused dishes you order at restaurants, or about how you use ginger in your own cooking! Send your stories to me via email at customerservice@DrMicozzi.com or drop me a comment on my Insiders’ Cures Facebook page.
“The science behind the healing effects of ginger.” Natural News, 9/6/18 (naturalnews.com/2018-09-06-the-science-behind-the-healing-effects-of-ginger.html)