ForeCourt Winter 2018

Need a Little Spice in Your Life?

capsule form. If you have morning sickness, raw ginger might do the trick! Just ask the people of ancient China. Like many spices, ginger’s use as a supplement goes back centuries. Southeast Asian countries used it to ease their own common ailments. Call it tried and true. Peppermint You can use peppermint as an essential oil, steep the leaves for tea, or take a supplement capsule. Each form comes with its own benefits. As an essential oil, peppermint is great for treating colds. It’s a mild decongestant, and it helps with coughs and stuffed-up noses. It also soothes sore throats and headaches. Rub one or two drops under your nose, on your temples, or over your sinuses and feel the relief wash over you! Even further, a study published

Spices and herbs add much more than flavor and aroma to your favorite beverages and treats. They also offer many health benefits. When properly utilized, these spice rack staples can ease a variety of symptoms. Ready to find your new holistic health kick? Read on. Nutmeg This spice, known for its earthy, nutty flavor, has anti- inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Want to calm nagging pain? This spice has been used to treat joint pain and arthritis. It can even be used to remedy bad breath! Nutmeg is most potent when it’s freshly grated, so it’s recommended you purchase whole nutmeg seed, found in most specialty food stores. You can incorporate nutmeg into your diet by taking it as a supplement in capsule form or simply sprinkling it into your next chai tea. Your achy joints will thank you. Ginger This root is an essential, natural anti-inflammatory. It can help ease an upset stomach and finally tame your nausea. You can safely eat it raw, candied, as a supplement, in tea, or in baked goods. Ginger is most effective when it’s ingested raw or in

by The BMJ found that when administered as a capsule, peppermint helped reduce the symptoms of IBS in a majority of patients.

CLUB HAPPENINGS

Boy, January and February have been busy months.

In early January, we had a brand-new steam machine installed in the men’s and women’s steam rooms, and wow does it work well!

We have had the men’s and women’s tennis teams from Division I Bryant University practicing here on a regular basis. The men’s team held the first- ever collegiate match here on Feb. 9 against Binghamton University. The men’s team prevailed 6-1 for the match. A week later, the women’s team played against Butler University from Indiana. The women’s team was victorious with a score of 5-2. It was very exciting tennis to watch. The men’s team has a match against Buffalo scheduled for March 10 that will be open to all club members to come and watch.

NEWS FROM OUR GROUP FITNESS CENTER

On March 25, Melissa Rector and the team will be introducing the 100th Release of Body Attack. This is a program that was introduced over 25 years ago, and it’s still going strong. This class is open to all members and their guests. It will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m., on court five. We are expecting a huge crowd, so be sure to sign up early.

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