One Amazing Spice: Turmeric
Recently, the topic of turmeric and it’s benefits for all kinds of medical issues and overall good health was brought to my attention. Mind you, from three different sources. I was intrigued! Let the investigating begin…
First, Tabatha at http://tabithasglutenfreedishes.com/ highlighted a wonderful juice to jump-start the day which included turmeric root. Simply peel and use for juicing or smoothies. Be prepared, this is a very difficult root to find. Then, a good friend of mine manages her aches and joint pains with turmeric. For her, she supplements with curcumin, a strong pigment found in turmeric. Finally, a physician at http://healthierbrain.wordpress.com provided wonderful research and information regarding the potential value of turmeric for many conditions.
One amazing spice loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidants all reportedly shown to help fight and protect so many conditions and concerns. Take a look at this list. Amazing!
Of interest, researchers at Vanderbilt University’s preliminary study in mice suggest that curcumin may block the progression of MS. These same researchers (Natarajan and Bright) believe curcumin may interrupt the production of proteins that play a key role in destruction of myelin.
When googled, you’ll find a vast amount of information regarding the many benefits of turmeric and the powerful yellow-orange substance found within, curcumin. With all the documented benefits, I felt the need to try. My neurologist concurred. I have nothing to lose, yet so much to gain.
What’s your opinion? Do you think you might try turmeric?
This post is strictly my personal opinion and information I gathered to share. Like me, it’s important to speak with your doctor first and seek permission to add turmeric to your daily regimen.
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