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Natural Anti-Inflammatory: A Personal Journey and a Golden Recipe

Updated: May 9

Living with digestive issues can be a challenging journey, one filled with discomfort and frustration. Adding to that the shadow of endometriosis and monthly debilitating period pains, which were undoubtedly linked to my digestive intolerances. Combining this with having to use conventional anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate my monthly discomforts provided a fleeting respite, but their side effects plunged me into a cycle of more digestive issues and hence more monthly discomfort.

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Using turmeric as a natural anti-inflammatory

It was amidst this turmoil that I discovered the gentle yet profound healing powers of turmeric. Turmeric, with its golden hue and centuries-old legacy in herbal medicine. While it may not wield the same brute force as pharmaceuticals, its benefits are as bountiful as the earth from which it springs. Driven by a love for herbal remedies, I delved into the science behind turmeric's anti-inflammatory prowess.

"Turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory, does not wield the same brute force as pharmaceuticals, yet its benefits are as bountiful as the earth from which it springs."

Curcumin, its active compound, dances through the body, soothing inflammation as a potent natural anti-inflammatory.

Incorporating turmeric into my daily routine became a ritual of self-care, a gentle reminder that healing is a journey, not a destination.

And so, I crafted a recipe infused with love and healing intentions, this concoction that nourishes both body and soul which I would like to share with you:

turmeric an ancient natural anti-inflammatory

Golden Healing Elixir Recipe


150ml warm oat milk

150ml hot water (around 80 degrees Celsius)

1/2 to 1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Grind of black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Optional:1-2 grams of ground ashwagandha

1/2 teaspoon coconut oil


Put all the ingredients in a cup and pour a little of the milk on top of the ingredients.

Stir until you get a smooth paste with no clumps. Slowly pour the hot water into the cup while stirring gently, then top off with the warm milk.

Infuse with intention:

Sit down, bringing your attention to your body, and infuse each sip with healing intentions.

This golden elixir, infused with the warmth of oat milk and the vibrancy of healing spices, has become my sanctuary.

With each sip, I imbue it with intentions of healing, allowing its soothing embrace to envelop me in a cocoon of comfort.

As I sip on this sacred brew, I am reminded of the resilience of the human spirit and the boundless healing potential found in nature's embrace.

In the spirit of holistic healing and embracing practices that nurture both body and soul, I've been drawn to an exceptional experience that intertwines the rejuvenating power of movement practices with the nourishing essence of thoughtfully prepared foods: which came into an accumulation in the women's sculpt retreat and the Yoga & Wellness package the latter which is offered at the Yoga, Surf & Wellness retreat. All these are beautifully crafted retreats that encapsulate the essence of well-being. Offering a sanctuary for those of us seeking to deepen our yoga & movement practices while simultaneously embarking on a culinary journey that supports our health and healing.

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The retreats are designed to harmonize the physical benefits of yoga with the transformative power of food, much like how each ingredient in the Golden Healing Elixir combines to support healing and wellness. The food philosophy at Yogaion is a testament to the belief that food is not just fuel but medicine that can heal, cleanse, and rejuvenate the body.

You can visit Yogaion's food page, so you can dive deeper into our approach towards nourishment, understanding how we use fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients to create meals that are not only delicious but deeply healing.

Simultaneously, the retreats integrate this nourishing food philosophy with daily yoga & movement sessions, mindfulness, and the beauty of nature to offer a comprehensive healing experience. These retreats are a perfect opportunity for those of us on a journey to wellness, providing a space to align our dietary habits with our physical and spiritual practices.

natural anti-inflammatory food preparation

Incorporating both these aspects of movement & nourishing food from our Yoga retreats into your journey toward health and well-being can enhance your experience, providing a supportive community, a serene environment, and the tools needed to continue on your path of healing. Whether it's through savouring each sip of the Golden Healing Elixir or embracing the holistic practices of Yogaion's retreats, the journey to wellness is a mosaic of choices that nourish our beings on all levels.

For now, join me in raising a cup to the healing powers of turmeric, and may its warmth and vibrancy infuse every aspect of your being with renewed vitality and well-being.

With love,


Shaini is an accredited movement teacher & integrative nutritionist to read more about her teaching click here!

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