Updated: Sep 18, 2019
What is turmeric?
Turmeric, is the main spice in Indian and South eastern Asian cuisine. With it’s distinctive orange colour, turmeric has been used for centuries in foods, but now, after thousands of medical studies worldwide, Curcumin, the active substance in turmeric, has been proven to be as effective, or in some cases more effective than conventional medicine in treating some diseases. Closely related to Ginger, this bright orange root vegetable is a wonder food.
What can it be used for?
Turmeric has so many healthy benefits and has been proven to be as useful in treating diseases as the following list of medications:
· Anti Inflammatory drugs ( Ibuprofen, Naproxin, Celebrex, Aspirin)
· Pain Killers (Oxycodone, Acetaminophen)
· Blood sugar regulators (Metformin)
· Arthritis medications
· IBS Medications
· In some cases even Chemotherapy
· Alzheimer’s Disease
· Rheumatoid arthritis medications
Can Turmeric replace meds?
Absolutely, with time, turmeric can replace some medication, some of the time.
It is important to consult with your health care provider to discuss how this process might play out. The first step is to begin taking the supplement in the first place. It is 100% natural and food based, so the likelihood of any contraindications with current meds are virtually non existent. Users will begin to feel some subtle changes within about 1 week from starting, with the full effect taking as long as up to 3 months, depending on the ailment.
Chronic inflammation affects so many elements of so many people’s lives. Chronic inflammation can present itself in many different ways in different people, at different times, and for different reasons, but there are certain cases of inflammation that have been treated successfully in thousands of cases, and so it should be considered for those of us suffering from the following issues:
· Type 2 Diabetes
· Crohn’s Disease
· Rheumatoid arthritis
· Irritable bowel syndrome
· Back Pain
· Bladder Cancer
Inflammation is at the base of so many diseases that plague us today. Getting our inflammation under control greatly reduces the risk, and strengthens our bodies to be able combat the worst.
How to consume Turmeric?
Turmeric is a fat-soluble spice. What this means is we need to consume it with some fat in order for our bodies to be able to absorb the nutrients and reap its benefits. If you were to dash some turmeric in a glass of water, you will notice that it simply floats on top. When sprinkled onto oil, the oil quickly changes colour, absorbing the spice. Adding turmeric to any dish with fat, is the easiest way to start getting this wonder spice into our system. Sprinkle it on your eggs, chicken, meats, guacamole, anything with fat !
Indian’s have been using Golden tea for pain and sleep support for thousands of years. Some turmeric in heated whole milk, or milk alternatives with some fat added, warmed up into a delicious and soothing tea is a wonder way to consume turmeric.
Turmeric / Curcuma capsules are available at all health food stores. This is a very convenient way to ensure you are getting your daily dose. One capsule in the morning with your breakfast, and you are good to go
Kick it up a notch !
By adding a little black pepper to your turmeric dose, we are increasing its absorbency by up to 10,000 times, and it’s strength by almost 2000 times. This addition of black pepper really ensures you re receiving all of the turmeric’s medicinal value, rather than just peeing it out.
Go out today and buy some turmeric and black pepper. Leave it in the kitchen and use it often. Even a little dash with a bit of pepper will do the trick without altering the flavour composition of your meals.