We recently chatted with Jennifer Hubbard from Totally Rawesome:
Tell us about Totally Rawesome
My husband and I live by a simple philosophy – that there is a healthier more natural way to heal your body.
That simpler way is going back to the basics of eating the right foods, healing ourselves from the inside out, treating your body kindly and with respect using only products and foods that will do just this. We are passionate about health, nutrition and the environmental impact that toxins, chemicals etc have on the body and environment and so we decided to start our own business with this in mind.
What motivated you to start Totally Rawesome
Our journey into discovering the many benefits of turmeric began when our Golden Retriever Neylah began having hip and arthritic problems. The vet advised steroids and other pharmaceuticals, but we knew that there had to be a natural, therapeutic remedy for tour beautiful family dog.
That’s when we discovered turmeric. In their research, we found that turmeric has many health advantages for both animals and people, so we set about finding a way to achieve maximum absorption of the spice.
What do you love about turmeric?
Turmeric certainly deserves its golden reputation. It is one of the most healing foods in the world. While turmeric is mostly praised for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, I have my own reasons for loving this special root. Some reasons are:
- Detoxifies – One of turmeric’s most amazing actions is that it deeply detoxifies. In Ayurveda, turmeric is used to remove toxins
- Improves Digestion – Certain spices increase a food’s digestibility and turmeric is one of them.
- Anti Inflammatory – Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds – six of which block the enzyme that causes pain and inflammation. Not only does it help to treat all kinds of arthritis, but it can also be used to reduce pain and swelling after surgery.
Why is it important to activate turmeric?
Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric isn’t absorbed well into our bloodstream. Our livers like to make some substances water soluble so that they can easily pass through. This is what happens with curcumin. Once curcumin enters the body it is rapidly absorbed into the liver and intestine wall. This means that most of the turmeric that is ingested goes unused by the body….unless it is consumed with black pepper and fat.
- Black Pepper – black pepper contains piperine, a powerful drug inhibitor which slows the absorption process.
- Coconut Oil – Turmeric is fat soluble (dissolves in fat) so this means fat must be added so that the curcumin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system, skipping over the liver.
How do you like to use the activated turmeric paste?
In everything from Latte’s, salad dressings, smoothie bowls, soups, dips, rice to pancake mix, bread, ice cream, and even popcorn.
What are some of the other products you sell?
We sell a range of healthcare products from Certified Organic hair care and styling products (Less Is More), Creative bath time products for children to explore in the bath made from 100% good clean ingredients (TINTI), OAK Beard care made from natural ingredients. We are currently making changes to some of the products we are stocking.
Where can we buy your products?
Various local markets and online at www.totallyrawesome.com.au
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
Our highlight has definitely been the testimonials of our loyal customers coming back each time for another jar of our health paste. Customers saying they are now inflammation and pain-free, that they sleep better, they feel great overall, they no longer feel anxious and of course, our greatest highlight is the improvement of our beautiful dog’s quality of life.
What do you love most about what you do?
Being creative about we what do, knowing that our product makes a significant difference in peoples and pets lives, being able to work together with my husband in a business and in our home lives.
What’s next for you?
CURCUMBOM BOMBS! Our next product coming out soon will be a range of DIY jars of protein balls packed with curcumin extract. Our jars will contain all the ingredients to make your own protein balls. All you do is add coconut oil and start rolling. Each ball will contain approximately 1500mg of curcumin. Our first flavour is Turmeric and Ginger.
About Totally Rawesome
Check out the Totally Rawesome website for more information and to purchase: www.totallyrawesome.com.au