Holistic Massage School Shares Fun Facts On Nutrition – Ginger

“At Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH), our Holistic Health Practitioner Program includes several classes on Diet, Nutrition and Superfoods”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director.  By design, these classes include information on a variety of superfoods (which include spices) that recent medical research has investigated for its healing properties.  Ginger, for example, has been recognized for at least 2,000 years in India, the Middle East, Africa, and other regions of our world, as a valuable natural remedy.  Recent studies on ginger have shown it to provide more than 40 health benefiting pharmacological actions*.    Below is a list of just some of the ‘evidence-based’ benefits noted from these studies.tumeric

  • Ginger is a rich source of antioxidants
  • It acts as a broad-spectrum antibacterial
  • Ginger has Anti-inflammatory properties
  • It offers antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties
  • Ginger reduces indigestion and is an antispasmodic agent (stops stomach cramping)
  • Provides relief from morning sickness
  • Fights bacterial diarrhea
  • Reduces the severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea
  • Reduces vomiting and other symptoms of motion sickness
  • Inhibits H. pylori, which may help prevent ulcers
  • Provides protection against respiratory viruses
  • Reduces symptoms of vertigo
  • Enhances fat digestion and absorption
  • Protects against toxic effects of environmental chemicals, such as parabens
  • Provides relief from arthritis pain*
  • Helps prevent heart attacks
  • Reduces drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections
  • Reduces damage and memory loss associated with small stroke
  • Protects against the DNA-damaging effects of radiation exposure
  • Helps to stimulate the emptying of your stomach without any negative effects
  • Improved cognitive function in middle-aged women
  • Temporarily increases thermogenesis (fat-burning) in your body by up to 16 percent

One of the simplest ways to enjoy ginger on a regular basis is to make a fresh ginger tea.  Simply chop up about 2 inches of ginger root and steep in hot water for 2 minutes. You can also slice, grate, or mince ginger to add it to beverages, soups, stir-fries, salads or casseroles. 

To learn more about HHSHH classes on Nutrition, or to browse a full list of Course offerings,  please visit us on-line at https://hhs.edu or call us at (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

NOTE:  Citation for the above mentioned therapeutic benefits:


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  • I have a Stronglite massage chair w/ carrying bag for sale. Beyond EXCELLENT condition !!! Must sell due to arthritis.. unable to do massage.
    Wood frame, upgraded padding.

    • Hi Holly! We are sorry to hear about your arthritis. If you would like us to post your chair for sale in the classroom please contact the office directly by phone or email and we will be happy to tell our students. Good luck with everything!

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