I wanted to share with you an amazing beauty and health elixir created by my friend and fellow yogi Daniel Sullivan. I talk about turmeric on my blog so much, and after Friday’s post I was thinking about ways I could encourage all of us to get more into our diets. Then I thought, “Duh!” Why don’t I share with everyone about Daniel’s fabulous endeavors?!! Below is my interview with Daniel.
KS: What is Tumeric- (www.tumericalive.com) all about?
Daniel: Tumeric- is a transformational anti-inflammatory Elixir. It is effective in combatting literally all known inflammatory agents thereby reducing risk of cancer, arthritis, asthma, Alzheimer’s Disease, and chronic fatigue. Our therapeutic enzymatic formulas empower immune response, improve memory and facilitate fat metabolism. Tumeric- Elixir of Longevity energizes the body and helps maintain a healthy balanced weight. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root, can actually reset and realign your genes, activating your life’s highest health potential.
Tumeric- is an antioxidant detox blend, which alkalizes the body, chelates, or draws, heavy metals from blood and tissue, rejuvenates the skin, and lowers high blood pressure and bad cholesterol.
Our beverage is high in anti-oxidants and can strengthen weakened cells, and increase serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. The Tumeric- Evolution of Nutrition promotes a very graceful aging experience.
Each bottle is artisanally and energetically handcrafted with a purpose and a destination. We strongly believe that our vision, guided by great passion and Love for our product, will manifest and proactively change and improve the lives of many. Our goal is to enable people to realize and activate their fullest health potential through awareness, education and experience. Tumeric- is committed to offering the very best in natural, sustainable health and education.
KS: What inspired you to found it?
Daniel: While farming in Hawaii, Dec 2008, my dear friend Lindsey and I discovered the turmeric crop at a place called Haleakua. I was instantly and magnetically drawn to the turmeric root. The volcanic nutrient rich soil of Hawaii was the perfect place to cultivate this tropical herb. I ate the fresh turmeric root right out of the ground and quickly noticed transformational and healing effects. My body and mind resonated deeply with the herb and I began researching it and talking to people about its qualities and health benefits. My yoga practice was enlightened by the profound anti-inflammatory nature of turmeric. Stiffness that I had experienced began to dissolve, and my energy levels increased, as well as mental clarity and blood circulation.
When I left the farm, I made it my practice to always have fresh, living turmeric with me. For the next 10 months my relationship with turmeric evolved and I continued to nurture and to expand my awareness of its incredible healing potential. I shared my passion and discoveries in the hope that others could heal and empower themselves through the gift of turmeric.
After trying extracts and supplements I came to realize that, for me, the best and most effective source of turmeric and curcumin was the raw root. It was my dream to facilitate fresh enzymatic turmeric into the lives of all people. I decided to consult a chef and to create a turmeric elixir. Lindsey gave me some creative suggestions and I met with Chef Irek to formulate the world’s first ever fresh turmeric beverage. We were delighted to find that the proportions of our formula were aligned with our own numerology and the number 3.
KS: Tell us about the benefits of turmeric and the other ingredients in your fabulous elixir.
Turmeric, the ancient root of longevity, is one of the most powerful “natural healers”. Turmeric has been used as medicine for thousands of years. Its super potent therapeutic qualities, pleasant taste, and a beautiful bright golden colour make it a particularly attractive food. Studies show that people who eat turmeric regularly have much lower incidence of cancer and liver disease. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer agent. It aids digestion, especially that of fats through increased bile production in the liver. Other health benefits include: anti-viral(flu), anti-cancer, increased energy levels, reduction of high blood pressure, and promotion of good cholesterol levels.
Ginger’s medicinal qualities are similar to those of turmeric. Botanically they are very close cousins. Ginger has been known and used for more than four thousand years. It is one of the most powerful natural digestives, which increases flow of saliva, bile, and gastric secretions. It is antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It also aids blood circulation.
Cayenne pepper has been used as a natural medicine for millennia. It aids digestion, stimulates appetite, and increases blood flow to the body’s tissues. It is a powerful antimicrobial and antioxidant agent, and also increases the effectiveness of other herbs when taken together.
Cardamom’s medicinal and culinary use goes back several thousands of years. It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and an aphrodisiac. It increases blood circulation, stimulates appetite, and aids in digestion. Ancient Indians regarded it as a cure for obesity.
Mint has been used for millennia as a remedy for indigestion and other gastrointestinal disorders. Mint stimulates production of bile in the liver and increases peristalsis, making it a powerful digestive agent.
Sun dried, hand harvested sea salt is an amazing source of bio-available ionic minerals. It contains more than 90 minerals, including essential trace minerals. It increases blood circulation, blood supply to tissues, and it regulates blood pressure. It stimulates flow of saliva and gastric secretions, making it essential for good digestion.
Organic lemon juice has a powerful alkalizing effect on our tissues. It assists digestion, removes constipation, and regulates bile flow. It is a powerful antibacterial agent that regulates blood pressure and also supplies vitamin A and C. It is especially effective in combination with bio-flavonoids.
Honey is one of humankind’s oldest culinary and medicinal substances, and its use dates back several thousand of years. Honey is antimicrobial and it promotes tissue healing. Honey is also a superb source of enzymes and sugars. The honey in our formula is organic, local, unfiltered and unheated.
KS: How often do you recommend someone drink it? Once a day? More? Less? Good to have after/before yoga or other physical activity?
Daniel: I drink Tumeric- Elixir everyday and my energy energy levels are always at peak. My body is light free, clean and clear like a crystal. I attribute this freedom to the ‘Queen of All Herbs’, Turmeric, and our therapeutic Tumeric-Elixir.
If one could drink 8-12 onces of Tumeric-Elixir each day, you will notice significant improvements in your energy levels, mental clarity, focus, lightness of body, seratonin levels, detoxification, skin tone, asthma, allergies, digestion, fat metabolism, and immune system strength. Tumeric- is wonderful on an empty stomach for increased absorption and bio-availability and is also great after a meal as a digestive.
KS: What is your favorite thing about your business?
Daniel: My favorite part of creating the Tumeric- experience is serving a fantastic healing movement and connecting with like minded, conscious, awakened, and progressive people. I love sharing what I’ve learned on my path and I love learning from others by seeing my reflection in others. I am fully committed to activating my highest mental, physical, and spiritual health potential and facilitating the same activation in others.
KS: Where can we get it?
Daniel: The Tumeric- grass roots expansion began and radiated from Alphabet City, a subsidiary of the East Village in downtown Manhattan. It is from this community and neighborhood that Tumeric- will grow into national healing beverage. The mindfulness, creative integrity, and community values of the Village are infused in Tumeric-. We buy from, sell to, and support local business, community, and economy. By bicycle we sustainably distribute our Elixir of Longevity to health food stores, yoga studios, restaurants, gourmet markets, and bodegas. The evolution of Tumeric- began in downtown Manhattan and will extend to reach all of the five boroughs. The Tumeric- vision is limitless.
KS NOTE: Guys, did you read that? Tumeric- is distributed by bicycle!! You can’t get any greener than that!! For NYC locations that sell it click HERE. If you are located in New York, you MUST try it!!
Hopefully soon Tumeric- will be available nation and worldwide! Here’s the website one more time: www.tumericalive.com
One recipe I always look to for trying out new flavors is my cauliflower soup recipe, I love adding the latest ingredient I learned about.
Take care of you! Lots of Love, Kimberly
Oh, I cannot wait for it to be available outside of NYC (you guys are so lucky!). Next time I’m in the city I’ll have to look for it. A few years ago I tried Dr. Weil’s turmeric tea and it was kind of icky (tasted dead and dried). Good luck to your friend!
I just want to say that I truly enjoy reading your blog! What should those of us do that don’t live in New York and don’t have access to this tumeric drink? How can we get it into our diets and receive the best benefits? Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with those of us that are interested!! Deanna
you can buy turmeric capsules at a healthfood store.
I bought ground tumeric root at a local healthfood store, and I have been sprinkeling it on my big dinner salad every night. Not sure if that’s as good as some of the other sources of getting it, but figured it has to give me at least some of tumerics health benefits.
I’m so bummed that this isn’t available all over (yet!) and it’s quite a bike ride to Wisconsin!! But I am headed to NYC this weekend so I’m going to keep an eye out for those locations…I’m going to be a tourist this weekend in your fun hometown! 🙂 Fun post!
But…Honey isn’t vegan… 🙁
No Claire, it technically is not. He does have a vegan variety without honey though!
Love the blog 😉
I remember when Dan came back from Hawaii glowing – he whipped out a turmeric root from his pocket and cut me off a slice. I tried it – yummy – and my vision became clearer, my head almost sparkled with a crisp fresh joy… amazing! I am so happy he has been making this a reality and the elixir is wonderful. The park slope food-coop would sell this for sure, but they can’t make it fast enough!
Dan is the real deal!! He is doing this for the right reasons! Hope I can meet you also Susan. 🙂
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