“Turmeric is extremely effective due to curcumin. It is the best aid in treating many anti-inflammatory diseases. Psoriasis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many more.” -Authority Nutrition
Turmeric entered my life about 6 months ago after coming across a few articles on Facebook, the most trusted science source we know of, obviously.
For those who aren’t very familiar yet here is a blurb from WebMD, another extremely trusted source…
“Turmeric is a plant. You are probably familiar with turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.
When I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) I decided early on I did not want to mask its symptoms with medications. I wanted to face the pains and struggles face on, free of pain killers, injections and medications. The only medication I take currently is for my POTS, Midodrine 5mg, 3x daily. Without that medication I would not be a functioning adult in society. How I survived that long without it, I will never know. Shout out to my Geneticist.
We live in a world now where we can be our own doctors and cheerleaders through proper research. I am fortunate enough to work as a Pharmaceutical rep in the Medical Center and have access to wonderful knowledge and doctors day, too but I still found myself digging deeper than they were, especially when it came to a nutritional + holistic approach. Doctors have dedicated their lives to medication vs food and I respect that but know food can heal me just as well if not better, in some instances. I say that due to my Hypothyroidism being now stable and my MVP “dormant” at the moment since going Gluten Free. I now don’t take Synthroid; cutting gluten in my medicine, yo.
After reading a few articles from trusted sources I decided to start ingesting some form of Turmeric everyday to combat the inflammation that occurs in my body and joints.
A study has recently showed that Turmeric is as effective as Ibuprofen.
If you are down to introducing turmeric into your life, here are a few ways to get your daily dose.
Turmeric + Almond Milk
-1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
-6oz of your choice of milk (I use Almond Milk)
-chug baby chug
Hot Tea +Fresh Turmeric
-boil one cup of desired tea (Ginger, Lemon, Mint, etc)
-thinly slice 1-inch of fresh turmeric root
-add turmeric and let steep
-swallow those bad boys on your final sip
Morning Smoothie + Turmeric
-1 to 2 cups of kale
-handful of strawberries
-1/2 cup blueberries
-1 cup almond milk
-handful of ice cubes
-2 teaspoons of chia seeds
-1 inch piece of fresh turmeric root
Smoothies can make more than one cup so seal your extras properly and save it for the next day. Freshly blended veggies//fruit stay ingestible for 24-hours. Feel free to add the juice from half of a fresh lemon to cut the bite of the kale.