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What comes to mind when you hear the word ginger?  If you are Irish or live in Ireland it is a term used to refer to redheads. For the rest of the planet it is a spice.  It is sold for cooking, as ginger snaps, in teas, and a variety of other types of foods. It is really quite healthy.  I love ginger snaps dipped in hot tea. In a recent article it was written that it helps with ‘nausea; ginger can also delay diseases, guard the brain, and hinder the growth of bacteria.’ The spice originated in China and then moved with the trading ships to finally land in Europe. From there it continued to progress around the globe. In ancient times it was also used to preserve meats.  In a study in Iran, their research showed that it improved memory in individuals and helped their digestive system.  As so many people eat take away a number of individuals have serious digestive issues. It can also aid in bloating and gas. Two additional articles claim that it really helps with memory loss.   Ginger does contain a high amount of antioxidants. You can even purchase it as a nutritional supplement. Although people take so many pills as it is, they may not want another one.  I have used it in cooking pies, gingerbread, and at Christmas time gingerbread men and women.    Do you like ginger? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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