Tuesday, January 21, 2014

T Stands for Tuesday

Surprise!!! I'm still Alive and Kicking :) 
I've actually been around a lot...just on my art blog and not over here. 
So I decided that I would do a T Stands for Tuesday post here today. 
This winter I am really enjoying mixing my own herbal teas to take the chill off and help with what ever is bothering me at the moment.  I mixed up a new one this week that I really enjoy.. As most of you know I have had fybromyalgia for many years and have gone up and down  and back and forth with different methods of treatments. The past  2 years I have been focusing on a more natural life style and healthier diet and it really seems to be helping . So this weeks tea was geared toward helping with the inflammation and pain associated with my condition . I used a mix of Turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, sage,rosemary and lemon peel. I sweeten it with a dab of honey and it really is quite pleasant tasting with just a little heat from the cayenne . The ginger and turmeric do help me with pain and I have been adding them to a lot of the drinks I make and my food.  I take  less pain medications these days and that's a good thing. 
So I'm enjoying my tea...dreaming of warm summer days while gardening plans are whirling around in my head . If I think hard enough I can almost feel the sunshine and smell the herbs growing. 
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  1. Hello Carol, this is a timely post for me; I just bought some tea on Monday and am trying to cultivate a taste for it. I bought some lemon/rose hip brand; not my 'cup of tea' yet, but I'm hoping to get there. I think it's great that tea helps with fibromyalgia, too. I've been feeling pretty good; the new doctor has been working out so far, I have to see him next month for a checkup.

    Stay warm!

  2. So glad the herbal teas are helping Carol. CH uses herbs to help his gout and an arm tremor. We both see an acupuncturist in Columbia. Stay warm the next couple of days! Brrrrr..............

  3. I've had the WORST trouble trying to get onto Blogger for the past two days. I've been trying to get here for what seems like forever.

    I had no idea you had fibromyalgia. It is truly a debilitating disease/disorder. It's good that you have taken your health into your own hands and started modifying your diet with your own tea blends. I am truly intrigued, especially since I grow many herbs. Thank you SO much for joining T(ea) on Tuesday, even though it took much longer for your host to visit.

  4. I agree. Eating healthier has helped me with my fibro quite a bit. I think there's turmeric in this honey tea recipe I have--which I haven't made for a long time. Now I'll have to check. I know it doesn't have ginger in it, though--but I could add that, too. Hey--like you, I am willing to try anything. ;) Nice to see you. And I am late (sometimes I don't make it around at all), but you know why, right? Happy T-Day!! :):)

  5. Hi, popping by from the Grow Your Blog event courtesy of 2 bags Full. This a reminder to post today, Vicki will be removing blogs that have not posted at 4pm EST. Best wishes, Vicky