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Tip #2

Its that time again space truckers, yes its time for another healthy eating tip to improve your gaming style.

Today i’d like to talk about an amazing spice known as Turmeric.  This very average somewhat boring looking Indian spice actually contains a wealth of health benefits.  Many people *myself included* thought this spice was merely something that added a little color to your average curry and a very mild flavor.  It does this and much more…..

Turmeric grows in the wild as a sort of leafy herb with the leafs of the plants being valued for various things by different cultures, however the spice its self is actually harvested from the plants roots which are boiled and ground down into powder. The flavor of the powder adds some nice but subtle elements to any good curry, its amazing in mashed potato’s do try it 😀

Ok so you know about the spice’s use in food but what about its health benefits?  The actual active property in Turmeric powder that provides its health benefits is called Curcumin.  Medical science is only now starting to understand the incredible health benefits that Curcumin can provide, along with many evidenced benefits its know that Curcumin is an antioxidant and anti inflammatory.  It can improve brain health and lower heart disease risk it is also believed to be a potent cancer fighting agent.  Details can be read here.

The key to using Curcumin as a health supplement is including it in your diet, only ingesting Curcumin is not like you would ingest most spices.  If wanting to use Turmeric for its health benefits its ineffective to consume with water, food works ok but the best way is to drink it with milk.  There is a scientific reason behind this and it’s because Turmeric and more specifically Curcumin is not water soluble, but when the powder is combined with milk the Curcumin molecules combine with the fat molecules found in milk and this allows the Curcumin to pass what is known as the blood brain barrier. In effect what this does is delivers healthy doses of Curcumin directly to the brain and this provides some of the most significant health benefits.  A basic recipe to prepare a drink like this would be to boil some milk with Turmeric in it, and just before its consumed add a little honey for flavor and sweetness.  This is also a home remedy that Indian mothers have given their children for 100’s of years.  I also learnt through my own experimentation that you can add black pepper to increase what is known as bioavailability, what this actually means is it increases on a large scale the amount of Curcumin your body absorbs and makes use of.  Talk about becoming bionic!  One word of caution – Turmeric stains worse than your gf’s nail polish, don’t get that stuff anywhere near your StarCitizen towel or wingman will find you and slap you.  On that note i have an announcement to make about Eric “WingMan” Peterson but i’ll do that in another post.

This wraps up another health tip for improving your gaming health, keep on space trucking space dudes!

Now is the time to be part of something bigger

The UEE is a glorious empire, who’s combined might is a crucible of protection and comfort but will this always be so?  Which side will you be on when the empire crumbles?  Seek shelter on neither side, in a time of war alliances and war bands will battle and destroy one another.  Instead look to those who wish to take refuge during times of turmoil in secret places, ancient places.

Don’t be shy, the young pilot shall ascend to command entire fleets seek your wings and fly.  Lowly factory workers shall oversee construction of new industry’s, forge the steel of adventure.  Scouts shall become diplomats to alien races, speak as a poet with a silver tongue.  Do you have the what it takes to rise through the ranks and explore more, see more, do more. Command men and comrades alike, in times of strife take control and lead a strike against attacking forces turn the tide and repel those who seek to do harm.  We need people like you, if this energizes you if it thrills you seek us.

We are always open to applications, show us your interest by applying.  Join us today, harness the stars tomorrow.


With the latest Letter from the Chairman ($55 mill, way to go community) for Star Citizen we got to vote on another ship. This is great as more ships means more choice and more flavor in the universe. I found myself stuck on two choices my first being the most popular, the science vessel. But all these ships come in at a minimum of $200 USD, this means few will buy it outside of earning it in the game. So my vote went to the third starter.

I likely won’t get one myself but think of the game upon full release. New players are only going to come in on the minimum. This means two choices with a couple of variants. That will be thousands of the same ships being run into over and over in the central planets. A bit of diversity would be nice, say a choice of six starter ships. A cargo freighter (Aurora), a racer (Mustang), a small length explorer (something with jump engine and mid range scanner), a small salvage/mining vessel (for core planets in its start zone), and a couple others to flesh it out. I think all can agree it would be a much more colorful world!

– Shorty McDuff