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How Turmeric Could Save Your Life

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
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Besides imbuing meals with a warm and vibrant orange colour, turmeric has a host of healing properties. It has been used as a healing agent in India for over five thousand years. So how is it that curcumin - the active ingredient in this magic powder, could potentially save your life? Here's how.



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Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Research has shown that it may have powerful healing actions against many chronic and debilitating diseases, in some cases outshining the effects of pharmaceuticals, and without the nasty side effects.

Digestive aid
Turmeric can stimulate and strengthen digestion, and alleviate symptoms associated with indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as bloating and gas. Ayurvedic medicine often uses the following home remedy for IBS: add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of water, soak overnight and drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Turmeric is also rumoured to stimulate the gallbladder and bile production, assisting with weight loss and lowering cholesterol levels.

Cancer treatment and prevention
Early studies have shown turmeric to have strong anti-cancer properties, possibly due to it's powerful antioxidant action. It may help prevent and treat several types of cancer.

Alzheimers protection
Extensive research has been done into the effects of turmeric on Alzheimers disease and the results indicate it may prevent the development of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for plaques that gradually impair brain function.



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Fights arthritis
As a multi-faceted anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric has been reported to reduce the pain and debilitation associated with arthritic conditions.

Heart health
Turmeric can protect against heart disease by preventing the build up of plaque in arteries that can cause blockages leading to stroke and heart attacks. Turmeric may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body, both of which can be risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Turmeric is also useful for treating wounds, skin damage, colds and flus, diabetes, problems, depression, and aids liver detoxification.

So get some turmeric into your life, it's not difficult; add a teaspoon full to your soups, curries, casseroles, sauces and marinades. The beauty of turmeric's antioxidants is that they're reportedly not damaged by heat so are great to cook with. Or try adding even a quarter teaspoon to your herbal teas or lemon water. For turmeric supplements, or anything stronger than one gram a day, consult a health professional, and avoid high doses if pregnant, trying to conceive, or suffer blood clotting disorders.

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To confuse you and readers and remember I'm doing personal research and testing to see what I can come with etc. I'm highly interested in alternative health and have been learning since I was 10. Long before it was fashionable thanks to my mother.
So to answer you. I've tried 3 different capsules here in Melbourne Australia all bought at Chemist Warehouse.
1. Wagners Bio-Curcumin 30 capsules 2 a day. I started 14 days after my cancer surgery. Within 24 hours I felt a huge positive change. Taking 2 a day. Morning and night. It's not cheap but very effective. It lasts for 2 weeks.

2. Caruso's Super Curcumin bought at the same Chemist/Pharmacy and cheaper plus it's got a money back guarantee. 30 tabs taking 2 a day morning and night. Very good too. I am leaning to this one I like or favour the most in capsules.

3. Healthy Care 3000 Turmeric capsules 100 tabs. Again taken twice a day. It's the cheapest and last a lot longer of course.

I choose no. 2 first, no 1 second and no 3 last but ... but.....every one of them have sustained my well being.
I use it in cooking and you can too providing you believe you will get the heaped teaspoonful. I put in everything. Well not desserts....so far anyway but I've read about using it in cakes!
There is in my opinion absolutely no taste or no spicy taste as Turmeric is only used for colouring. Besides, I'd put up with anything slightly different to feel well and get on with striving for a healthier life, free of pain, aches, losing weight, helping with diabetes, heart heath and more than having excuses.
So yes I'm using turmeric powder and the best I've seen and used is in the Asian section in Coles where they have lots of Indian spices. It's called Mahatma turmeric and it's 100% curcuma longa. Curcuma longa is Turmeric's botanical name. It's $3 for 250 gms.

If you are beginning on this therapy then I'd suggest you either take the capsules but if you decide to use the powder then add the cracked pepper and start the powder say 1/4 of a teaspoon and increase it over a week to a heaped teaspoon. Taking more than is recommended in like heaps won't make you sick but it will cause you to run to the bathroom.
So I'm trialling no.3 and have just seen Carusos Super Curcumin is on a good special.

Now about fresh Turmeric the root.
it took me months to track it down here. An Asian shop in Portman Street Oakleigh has it 12 mths of the year. A fruit shop in Mentone near that corner intersection I think it us. Just ask shop keepers. It's near the station. They sell it fresh too. My friend worked there and as soon as it arrive they nearly sold out or did.
I peeled it and grated it into ALL my cooking. You can't taste it either but it also worked.
So for me there is no go to favourite.
They ALL are!
Capsules are good if you want to make you life easier I guess but it costs. Really it's a toss up.
powder as I've mentioned is much cheaper for a huge bag at $3 it's cheap but you MUST use cracked pepper as well. It's essential to increase the Curcumin power by 2000%.

You can drink it. Use it on you face/skin, for wounds that won't heal and joint, arthritis, fibro, and altogether 600 + benefits plus it's great for animals including farm animals too.

Keeping well and pain free and using a fat and cancer muncher is a bonus.......
Be warned.... many hundreds if not thousands and even millions of people as well as Scientist are all on to Turmeric taking it, adding it and testing it on people with remarkable results.

Ask me more if you like. Thank you Clare.

Ha😊 I must admit many call me "The Turmeric Professor"😊

🌞

To confuse you and readers and remember I'm doing personal research and testing to see what I can come with etc. I'm highly interested in alternative health and have been learning since I was 10. Long before it was fashionable thanks to my mother.
So to answer you. I've tried 3 different capsules here in Melbourne Australia all bought at Chemist Warehouse.
1. Wagners Bio-Curcumin 30 capsules 2 a day. I started 14 days after my cancer surgery. Within 24 hours I felt a huge positive change. Taking 2 a day. Morning and night. It's not cheap but very effective. It lasts for 2 weeks.

2. Caruso's Super Curcumin bought at the same Chemist/Pharmacy and cheaper plus it's got a money back guarantee. 30 tabs taking 2 a day morning and night. Very good too. I am leaning to this one I like or favour the most in capsules.

3. Healthy Care 3000 Turmeric capsules 100 tabs. Again taken twice a day. It's the cheapest and last a lot longer of course.

I choose no. 2 first, no 1 second and no 3 last but ... but.....every one of them have sustained my well being.
I use it in cooking and you can too providing you believe you will get the heaped teaspoonful. I put in everything. Well not desserts....so far anyway but I've read about using it in cakes!
There is in my opinion absolutely no taste or no spicy taste as Turmeric is only used for colouring. Besides, I'd put up with anything slightly different to feel well and get on with striving for a healthier life, free of pain, aches, losing weight, helping with diabetes, heart heath and more than having excuses.
So yes I'm using turmeric powder and the best I've seen and used is in the Asian section in Coles where they have lots of Indian spices. It's called Mahatma turmeric and it's 100% curcuma longa. Curcuma longa is Turmeric's botanical name. It's $3 for 250 gms.

If you are beginning on this therapy then I'd suggest you either take the capsules but if you decide to use the powder then add the cracked pepper and start the powder say 1/4 of a teaspoon and increase it over a week to a heaped teaspoon. Taking more than is recommended in like heaps won't make you sick but it will cause you to run to the bathroom.
So I'm trialling no.3 and have just seen Carusos Super Curcumin is on a good special.

Now about fresh Turmeric the root.
it took me months to track it down here. An Asian shop in Portman Street Oakleigh has it 12 mths of the year. A fruit shop in Mentone near that corner intersection I think it us. Just ask shop keepers. It's near the station. They sell it fresh too. My friend worked there and as soon as it arrive they nearly sold out or did.
I peeled it and grated it into ALL my cooking. You can't taste it either but it also worked.
So for me there is no go to favourite.
They ALL are!
Capsules are good if you want to make you life easier I guess but it costs. Really it's a toss up.
powder as I've mentioned is much cheaper for a huge bag at $3 it's cheap but you MUST use cracked pepper as well. It's essential to increase the Curcumin power by 2000%.

You can drink it. Use it on you face/skin, for wounds that won't heal and joint, arthritis, fibro, and altogether 600 + benefits plus it's great for animals including farm animals too.

Keeping well and pain free and using a fat and cancer muncher is a bonus.......
Be warned.... many hundreds if not thousands and even millions of people as well as Scientist are all on to Turmeric taking it, adding it and testing it on people with remarkable results.

Ask me more if you like. Thank you Clare.

Ha😊 I must admit many call me "The Turmeric Professor"😊

🌞

Turmeric is quite an amazing and the most outstanding spice I've ever used in my life. I've taken it on to study about it as well for my own benefit to share with others. Cooking wise or capsule form.
To make the most of using Turmeric you must used cracked pepper, not the powdered form. By using a few cracks of Cracked Pepper increases the powerful benefits of Curcumin by a whopping 2000%. So it's essential to always add some Cracked Pepper. There are believe it or not 600+ benefits from using Turmeric therapeutically.

For people who are fighting cancer and having cancer treatment, Turmeric using a few cracks of pepper enhances and assists while on chemotherapy and apparently reduces your time on it.
Personally, it's been amazing and life changing. Turmeric has removed my Inflammation, Fibro, clearer eyesight, more softer skin, it's a fat muncher and I've lost lots of weight but you need to also eat healthy too. So far my cancer results are excellent. I'm not on any cancer therapy treatment other than Turmeric. I've never had issues with my hair but even my hair is very silky. My teeth are even whiter! My operation wound wouldn't heal bc of a rare staphylococcus infection and even the Dr's potions didn't work.
I Google my issue and mixed a paste using turmeric and apple cider vinegar and wound dressed it. I noticed a change in a day. Then I realized I had Manuka Honey made in New Zealand. It's the best! 10+ I used. Did the same thing and added turmeric to a paste then wound dressed it. With both I did it twice a day. It ramped up the healing to under 3 days. It was healed after a huge struggle and pain over 5 weeks. You can think clearer too. Amazing! It does work.

*** As written in this article taking Turmeric in a therapeutic way need to discuss Turmeric with ones Dr about the contraindications.

I've been taking Turmeric twice a day since early April. Sprinkle it along with a crack of pepper on your tomatoes on toast then on top of that, crumble some ricotta cheese. Yum! Or squish avocado first on your toast, add a sprinkle of turmeric and cracked pepper ( and perhaps a Crack of Celtic Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt) then add sliced tomato and ricotta cheese and perhaps a fresh parsley leaf on top.
I can't shout loudly enough in support of this Spice of Life.



Hi Summe

Thanks so much for sharing your story! Are you using powdered or fresh turmeric? Or capsules?

Best of health to you :)
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