The 7 Anti-Aging Spices You Need To Eat! - Heal The Body & Stop Inflammation with Deanna Minich
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This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Momentous, and Air Doctor.  We know that spices have healing properties, but we are now learning that they can help us live longer and fight disease. Today’s guest, nutrition researcher Dr. Deanna Minich is giving us a master class on spices.   Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Minich to discuss the power of spices. Dr. Minich shares the science behind how spices can reduce the development of advanced glycation end (AGEs) products in our cooked food. She also reveals the top spices to incorporate into our cooking, powerful synergistic combinations, and explains the spice rainbow. Whether you are just starting your cooking journey or looking to expand your spice palate, this episode is for you!  Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutrition researcher, educator, and functional medicine-trained clinician with a unique approach to nutrition that combines physiology and psychology. She has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee and is a faculty member teaching nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Environmental Health. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association and is President of the American College of Nutrition.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Minich dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Preventing AGE’s (00:0016 / 00:0016)  The power of spices in meat preparation (1:04 / 1:04) Five spices that should be incorporated into your diet immediately (4:20 / 4:20) How spices can prevent AGEs and their role in the gut microbiome (6:20 / 6:20) The benefits of the spice rainbow (15:00 / 11:30) Incorporating spices into your food and the sensitivities they can cause (18:00 / 14:30) The most researched spices and their anti-inflammatory effects (22:00 / 18:45) What to look for when purchasing spices and where to store your spices (47:00 / 42:25) The healing power of ginger (59:00 / 54:00)  Garlic for cardiovascular health (1:05:00 / 59:20) The quality and types of cinnamon for blood sugar control (1:17:00 / 1:11:11) Synergistic combinations (1:26:00 / 1:20:00)  Spices to assist with blood pressure regulation (1:28:00 / 1:22:10) The salt inquiry: the sources, microbiome, and minerals (1:32:00 / 1:27:40) Dr. Minich’s passion for eating for diversity and eating the rainbow (1:37:00 / 1:31:00) Also mentioned in this episode: Link to Dr. Minich's Slides A Guide to the Rainbow of Spices  Himalayan Crystal Salt Try This-This Supplement Reduces Soft Plaque in the Heart To learn more about Dr. Minich, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website.  This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Momentous, and Air Doctor.  Go to now and enter promo code DHRU10 to get 10% off any order and up to 2 travel-size bottles of Magnesium Breakthrough for a limited time. Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to to clean up your home’s air and feel better today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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