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The Power of Tumeric

SpicesThere are many foods and spices out there that seem to have powerful healing properties. Tumeric is a spice most commonly found in Indian cuisine.

"They call it the spice of life," says P. Murali Doraiswamy of Duke University, commenting on the potential of Turmeric , a common ingredient of Indian curries, to combat arthritis, Alzheimer's and cancer. In fact, "doctors trained in Ayurvedia medicine, a traditional medical system in India," have used "turmeric to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis" for centuries. Western researchers are now arriving at similar conclusions, as a new study published in a journal called "Arthritis & Rheumatism" reveals that turmeric, when injected into rats "almost completely prevented the onset of arthritis."

Not only that, but "rates of Alzheimer's in India are about four times lower than in the USA," according to Gregory Cole of UCLA. It's believed that "curcumin
" is the "powerful substance" in turmeric "that might protect the brain from damage that leads to Alzheimer's." A "test-tube study" by UCLA researchers at UCLA in October "showed that curcumin could help clear the human brain of toxic protein deposits thought to cause the memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer's." In addition: "A study of more than 1,000 older men in Singapore last year found that those who ate lots of curry-spiced food did better on memory tests than those who rarely ate the spice." Bharat Aggarwal of the University of Texas-Houston meanwhile advises that it's too early to conclude that curry is a cure for cancer, but says evidence is mounting.

"The curcumin in curry seems to shut down genes that trigger the development and spread of breast cancer" in animals. "And a preliminary human study suggests curcumin supplements might -- in a handful of cases -- be able to stabilize pancreatic cancer ... Epidemiology studies in humans also have linked frequent use of turmeric spice to lower rates of breast, prostate and colon cancer," according to Dr. Aggarwal. It's possible to buy OTC supplements that contain curcumin, but why not go to the source and give Indian food a try. Darci Jayne, who started eating Indian food once or twice a week to help her arthritis, noticed an additional benefit -- her joints not only felt better but she also lost weight, finding that a hearty Indian meal made her less prone to nibbling on late-night snacks.

 


Horoscope for the Week of November 19, 2018

BeyonceRetrograde Venus redirects in Libra, liberating us from our fears of falling in love. Survey the field of possibilities and uncork your Love Potion #9.

(Beyonce has Venus in Libra)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
How close is your relationship to a certain someone? Have you been all that you should be? It’s time to transform something boring into something fabulous. If you are an Aries on the hoof, new liaisons can be found that roast your shank. You have an opportunity to inject some fresh fun into an otherwise stale situation. How fresh can you be?

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Just when you thought that you could escape from the day to day, you are pulled back into the office. Take it in stride, Taurus, along with a few long lunches. Soon you will be able to office party like there is no tomorrow. And while you burn the midnight oil, take a gander at the office pool. There may be someone you want to goose.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis can get into some extreme mischief now as their party schedule fills up and overflows. You are let out of your cage and can be led astray. Anything creative, artistic and just plain fun will take you to new levels, new stratospheres and new galaxies. Hold on tight, comrade! Indulge yourself with some long yearned for tasty treats. Anyone we know?

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Prepare to get your domestic situation in order. If you have sat on long term plans to renovate or redecorate, this will be the time to implement them. Cancers get a bit of design inspiration, vision, hope and a bit of luck. Who knows what grand palace you will construct? Add a few pals and some entertainment opportunities for a festive few weeks.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
You ache to express yourself but carefully weigh your words before you blurt them out and get into unintended trouble. Leos may want to roar their opinions but they might want to purr their assent instead. It is fine to think big and bold but let your personal message come out slowly, softly and diplomatically. Then you can have your way with anyone. Heh. Heh.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Money can be made - and even doubled - if you can keep your eye on the bottom line and maneuver carefully in any financial matter. But who really wants to do that hard work now? It seems that Virgos just want to have a frivolous and festive time and forget about tomorrow. Will you splurge your surplus cash on a vague promise? Ah, but what a way to go!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Make your big move in whatever area of life you choose, Libra. Chalk up your wide range of opportunities to your innate sense of diplomacy, charm and charisma that attracts others from all spheres and talents. They encourage you to take risks that, much to even your own surprise, offer ample payoff and better personal positioning. The sky is the limit.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Fate taps you on the shoulder and asks for directions. Don’t send this poor soul on a detour. Scorpios need to tap their energy for the higher orders of life; spiritual and cosmic goals and charitable efforts. While it may be fashionable to be greedy and self serving these days, you are now in a win-win situation. Doing good results in receiving good and that is very good.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians are on the top of everyone’s wish list. Are you going to be spread your social wings and land in a new place? Prepare for an avalanche of invitations and look for ways to expand your circle into a globe. You have places to see and people to meet and some of them impact your life for years to come. And prepare to be a bit impactful yourself.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Don’t rest on your laurels Capricorn. You are given a rare push to the top of the corporate heap. This happy oomph knows no bounds and is fueled by great optimism, confidence and limitless energy. Lucky you! Grab for the gold ring as you show the powerful few what raw talent looks like. Hurry - remember that raw goes bad after a few days.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Ever the intrepid explorer, Aquarians set off on new adventure in time for the holiday season. Your imagination is sparked and will not let you rest. Nor should you. Anything you decide to do is infused with exotic and exciting stimuli. What (and who) is waiting for you around the corner? Don’t rest until you have tasted every dish. Pack the pepto, just in case.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
There is someone who intrigues you; Someone mysterious and sexy. Pisces won’t know what hit them now as the cosmos tempts them with all sorts of sensual delicacies. How to choose? How to choose? There is a chance that you will overdo and tire yourself out with all of this magnificent intensity and vast temptation. I guess we can only hope!

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Lucky Numbers for the Week of November 16, 2018

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of November 16-22, 2018:

2, 3, 12, 14, 36, 47, 65, 67

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The Last Mercury Retrograde in 2018 by Felissa Rose

Mercury retrograde2Wonderful astrologer Felissa Rose shares her thoughts on the final Mercury retrograde for 2018:

 

                                           2018’S FINAL MERCURY RETROGRADE

On Friday, November 16 at 8:34 pm EST Mercury will  go retrograde for the final time in 2018.   It turns direct on Thursday, December 6 at 4:23 pm EST.  The retrograde begins on November 16 with Mercury at 13 degrees and 29 minutes in Sagittarius and ends on December 6 with Mercury at 27 degrees and 20 minutes in Scorpio.

When  a planet is retrograde  its energy is internalized.   As Mercury is the planet of speech and communications, people are more apt to process their thoughts going over issues, and basically thinking before they speak.   With regard to the last four words its often good to  particularly do this  while Mercury is retrograde.   During  these times thoughts are processed  more slowly and hopefully more carefully.

Mercury rules contracts and paperwork.  Signing on to commitments should be carefully scrutinized and if possible put off until the retrograde is over, especially if the contract was written during the retrograde period.   Over the years I  have seen both  omissions and  mishaps in agreements signed and/or finalized during these times.

Ruling wires, connections, and along with Mars and Uranus technical equipment, it would also be best to put off new purchases of phones, computers, printers, televisions and even refrigerators while Mercury is retrograde.   If it must be replaced, make sure it comes with a generous warranty.   This relates to automobiles as well.

I moved into a new apartment while Mercury was retrograde.   The power company kept turning my electricity off for non-payment of the bill, which I always paid.  After the retrograde was over it was  discovered that my next door neighbor and I had our meters reversed.  I had other similar mishaps that took place while Mercury was retrograde.  So,  be very careful about moving, upgrading and making important changes during  a Mercury retrograde period

Regular physicals, changes in medication and surgery  should be put off during these times unless there is an emergency. There tends to be more mishaps while traveling, like spending lots of time in the airport due to weather or equipment delays, traffic tie ups and even accidents.  Dropping and breaking  things, are more apt to occur while Mercury is retrograde. 

Interestingly on the same day, November 16,  that Mercury goes retrograde, the planet Venus turns direct.   This is favorable for relationships and harmony both ruled by Venus.   So, focus on personal things, enjoy cooking and getting together with those you care about on Thanksgiving.   Plan your holiday parties and activities, just don’t purchase anything mechanical.   Use the time while Mercury is retrograde to go over things and reflect.  And, be sensitive to what you say to others and aware of what they are telling you.  Listen, think and then speak.

In 2019 Mercury will be retrograde March 5 thru the 28th, July 7 thru the 31st,  and October 31 thru November 20th.

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Horoscope for the Week of November 12, 2018

Britney spearsThis week we have the power to use our words in any crazy way we want as Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius. But there could be unintended consequences if we jump from jurisprudence to jaw jaw. Think before you speak or let the walls fall where they may!

(Britney Spears has Mercury in Sagittarius)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
You think that you know everything about everything Aries, but take a step back and survey the landscape before you charge ahead. Things may not be as they first appear. Miscommunication can have global implications. Go on a social media tear if you must, but there will be a better outcome if you can chill and use your mouth for more pleasurable activities.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Don’t expect to wow someone off their feet with a few choice words, Taurus. In fact, your best romantic and sexy moves now are done silently with little words exchanged. You may say something that is misconstrued which can scuttle your Love Boat. You are in some intensely deep waters now. Navigate slowly and see where you finally dock.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you are having some disagreements with partners, let them have their say as you take it all in. Listen and consider their opinions carefully so you fully understand what is going on. Then very carefully and diplomatically give your side of the issue. You both may not agree but at least you will both more fully understand the others position. Then relax.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Even if you are fully committed to getting a particular job done, it may take much linger than you want or expect now. That is because your instructions are not being received or you are miscommunicating what you need. Try to be extra patient, Cancer, as others go about their business and ignore yours. This too shall pass. Then you can check projects off your list.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Fun may be too much trouble now, Leo. As your social calendar fills up, you may find that there is too much to do and not much of it is actual fun. Someone has to plan, stage and monitor the event. And don’t forget all of the clean-up. Maybe you can use this time to get really creative with a certain someone. A party for two is very, very doable.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
While you may want your home to be a refuge, the atmosphere may be charged with small nit picky stresses. Are there any chores that have been waiting a while to get done? Is there a particular family member with a gripe? Whatever flips the electrical stress switch for you needs to be addressed slowly and deliberately. Even better, take a break and break free.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras love to be the peacemaker. They are naturally diplomatic and balanced. But this week your ability to bring both sides to the table is tested. People are just not listening to you. Or what you are saying is just not compelling enough. Give yourself a deserved break and retreat where you can enjoy your own company. For now others are too much trouble.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Don’t listen to promises of quick money. There are things in the sales pitch that don’t add up. There are no easy schemes or shortcuts now. So Scorpios with a need to earn will have to do it through hard, slow work and clear, honest direction. Sometimes you have to knead the dough for a while before it rises into bread. But then you have a meal!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Even if you have something wonderful and wild to say, try to hold off on your enthusiasm until you have fully calculated the impact of your words. Sagittarians are often a bit over-the-top but now your communication can get totally misunderstood. Things get confusing and out of control fast! Ah, but maybe that is your plan after all? Heh, heh.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Is there gossip swirling behind the scenes? If so, try not to get involved, Capricorn. Your participation will be exposed and it could prove to be embarrassing. If you have a secret, don’t share it. If you know something mysterious, keep it under wraps. There will be time to say what you mean and mean what you say in a few days... when you have all the facts.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
You may be challenged to find something nice to say about a friend’s recent actions. A social event may prove to be more of a snarl-fest than chat-fest. Aquarians who find themselves in the middle of a social discussion may want to find an excuse to exit. For now, conversations among friends may have their stress points. Say it with champagne and talk less.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
As hard as you may be working to get ahead in your career, there may be times this week when you feel the urge to speak out about what doesn’t work for you. But bosses may not understand. Wait until you get a clearer picture of what is really happening. For now, take a few long lunches and talk out your position to the mirror.

(c) 2018 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only.
Cruise www.TheStarryEye.com for prescient horoscopes and insightful articles. Lichtenstein’s highly acclaimed book HerScopes would have won the Pulitzer had the voting not been rigged.