The bright orange spicy root featured in Indian and Thai curries, turmeric has been trending for thousands of years thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used to aid digestion and liver function, relieve arthritis pain, and regulate menstruation. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric.
I use it for cooking in foods like curries and as an herbal remedy. Golden Milk is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. I love drinking this before bed as it aids relaxation and helps boost the immune system while sleeping.
The clog is a mysterious piece of fashion history. According to Wikipedia, the exact origins of the clog are unknown, but some of the oldest surviving wooden footwear in Europe dates all the way back to the 13th century. By World War II, the wooden shoe became obsolete. Then in the 1990s, a new shoe company in southeastern Pennsylvania was begun, because the husband-and-wife founders realized how popular clogs could be. Called Dansko, they set out to make them mainstream once again – providing comfortable footwear for kids, teachers, doctors, nurses and chefs alike.
Some great things about clogs: they’re comfortable; they do this neat thing to your ankles, which makes them look more like pigeon limbs than human limbs; a lot of them are from The Netherlands, thus rendering them worldlier than you. And they also allow for you to strike that fashion-revered, imperfect balance of perfectly in/formal — much the way sneakers do. I have been gradually adding them into my wardrobe and get so many compliments when I’m dressing them both up and down. Here are some comfortable, yet very fashionable options:
- Nina Z: Nina
- Dansko: DENI
- No. 6 Store: New School Clog
- Rachel Comey: Dover
- Tabitha Simmons: Sadie
- Swedish Hasbeens: Fredrica