Saturday, September 24, 2016

Components in Spices as Pain Reliever

As a partner at Alegria & Barovick LLP, Andrew Barovick handles medical malpractice cases, social security disability cases, and personal injury cases. One of Andrew Barovick’s hobbies is cooking. He enjoys Indian food and other cuisines that are heavily spiced.

According to experts, spicy food has many health benefits. Capsaicin, a component found in hot peppers, is known to lead to increased immunity and pain relief. Doctors have used cream made with capsaicin to ease pain from arthritis, shingles, and headaches. Curcumin, a component found in turmeric, is purported to help prevent cancer and decrease inflammation in the body, among other benefits. 

Experts advise that people do not have to add large amounts of spices straight to food, especially if they have a low tolerance to spicy food. It is okay to start by adding an indiscernible amount of crushed red pepper or ground cayenne and/or turmeric to two to three meals a week. Depending on preference, spices can be used to sauté food, added to ready-made dishes, or even sipped as hot teas.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bushwick Gets Its First New Craft Brewery in 40 Years

Andrew Barovick practices law as a partner at Alegria & Barovick LLP, where his practice focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, and other personal and property damages. In his free time, Andrew Barovick enjoys tasting craft beers.

One of New York City's newest breweries got off to a good start during the summer of 2016. The Kings County Brewers Collective is the first new brewery to open in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn in 40 years.

The brewery initially intended to operate as a true collective, allowing several talented brewers from all over the city to pursue semi-independent projects under one roof. The founders realized this plan might be needlessly complicated, and elected to rotate through recipes and collaborate with friends instead.

The collective featured two brand-new brews on opening night. Robot Fish #1 is a session-style single-hop IPA, and the lighter Sandcastles brew is a citrusy summer saison.