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8/22/17 — turmeric

Arthritis of the Knee Pain Reliever:

Turmeric

 

Fun Fact:  Indians sprinkle turmeric on their bandages to help the healing process of a wound, infection, or rash.

Fun Fact II:  Indians gargle turmeric to help with laryngitis.

Fun Fact II:  Populations that eat more curry tend to have better scores on cognition tests.

 

 

Has been used to help with the following issues:

  • arthritis of the knee (better than Ibuprofen)
  • gastrointestinal discomfort
  • liver problems
  • gallbladder disorders
  • headaches
  • colds
  • lung infections
  • fibromyalgia
  • fever
  • menstrual problems
  • depression
  • bronchitis
  • digestive problems (as an antacid)
  • blood flow
  • skin problems

 

Curcumin (the active compound in turmeric):

  • binds to heavy metals in the body
  • fights inflammation from toxins
  • treats cancer (kills cells that mutate into cancer)
  • prevents cancer (due to its antioxidants)
  • slows down the spread of a wide variety of tumor cells
  • prevents and treats Alzheimer’s Disease
  • reduces amyloid-beta, a protein found more in demented brains
  • acts as a decongestant

 

Hot Tips:

  • Wear gloves to prevent staining your hands.
  • Eat it with black pepper because it helps your body absorb more curcumin.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon on oiled, cubed potatoes.  Roast the potatoes.
  • Put a few pinches of turmeric in a tablespoon of water; put it on the rice; wait a few minutes and coat the rice with the mixture.
  • Add it to soups, stews, casseroles, vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish.
  • Add it to cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower).
  • Add 1 tsp. to tomato-based sauces.
  • Add turmeric to your salad dressing.
  • Add turmeric to your stir-fry.
  • Make a vegetable curry with curry powder and coconut milk.
  • Eat mustard (one of the ingredients is turmeric).
  • Tea Recipe:
    • pour 1 cup boiling water
    • add 1/2 – 1 tsp. turmeric
    • let steep for 10 minutes
    • add 1 – 2 tsp. honey
    • stir
      • boosts immune system
      • lessons seasonal allergies
      • reduces symptoms of a cold
      • honey: anti-bacterial, promotes healing, relieves coughs and sore throats

 

Tomorrow:

Eat more chocolate!

 

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