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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Super Food Saturday- Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric Tonic
Turmeric Tonic

2 cups coconut water
2 teaspoons dried turmeric powder
1 teaspoon minced ginger
Juice of one orange
1 medium carrot 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. You can filter or drink as is.  Serves 1.

Featured Super Foods: Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric

Turmeric has a number of health benefits from curcumin the active ingredient:
  • It is an anti-inflammatory that helps in the reduction of pain in conditions like arthritis.
  • It is an omega 3 booster. It helps convert plant based omega-3s. On it’s own the body can only convert about 1% of omega 3’s found in food.  Turmeric helps the body to produce EPA and DHA from the omega 3’s in food.

Turmeric is often used in Indian cuisine. You can include it in your cooking by adding it to vegetables, whole grains, soups, lentils, salad dressing, juices and smoothies.  I take mine everyday as a supplement from Purity Products.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 160 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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