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10 Reasons to Add Turmeric to Your Diet  

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It was particularly interesting to me to hear this, as I had just started to research our June issue of the newsletter, topic…Turmeric! Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. It has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is well known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color. Turmeric has also been used as a textile dye and pigment in ancient cosmetics. However, turmeric is probably best known for its healing properties and long history in both the traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Indian systems of medicine.

The medicinal properties of this spice have been well documented. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ...


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It is very good for you and very powerful.  The only caveat I would add is for those of us with any sort of bleeding issue, it is a very powerful blood thinner, I found out via experiencing this effect.  That effect is beneficial for a lot of peeps, such as your basic Type A, sporting thick blood.  But for me as a Type O and someone who has a complicated issue with nosebleeds, I have to be careful with it.  It's powerful!

I use the spice and I'm fine, but I have to be mindful of my issues when supplementing with Scienca, for example, which contains a potent hit of turmeric.  If I have, for example, my friend's hot sauce from Barbados, which is heavily infused with tumeric, I need to not also take Scienca, and vice versa.  And I would only take the Scienca in warm, humid weather, as if I took it when the air is dry, it would be contraindicated for me.  Even in July in Florida, I had a problem, which is how I became aware of what a powerful blood thinner turmeric is.  It took me totally by surprise.

So, turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, immune-system booster and blood thinner, but just be careful about that latter effect if you have any issues with bleeding and/or if you are already on blood thinning medication.  If you are on a blood thinner, btw, and you want to switch to something natural, ask your doctor about if possibly a strong turmeric supplement could do the same thing for you with only beneficial side effects instead of being on medication.


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P.S.  Wow, just read the article (after I posted a comment *lol*--that is so me ), and I did not know some of those wonderful benefits/effects of turmeric, like fighting Alzheimer's, detoxing your liver, and even combatting multiple sclerosis.  Awesome.


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P.P.S.  I am about to send the link to a dog park bud of mine who has a dog with arthritis.  This could help him, thanks for sharing!


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I eat it daily, for its liver-strengthening and anti-arthritis properties. I've been doing this for well over a year. Most of the time I put some in my eggs and/or into a bowl of soup. I recently purchased a bottle of turmeric capsules, to take on days I don't manage to eat any turmeric in food.


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If I were in Thailand, I would eat it daily too, Ruthie, as I absolutely love Thai curries.  As it is, I do use curry powders extensively, and like I alluded to, I'm into this hot sauce from Barbados that my co-worker, who hails from same (Barbados, that is, not from hot sauce *lol*), hooks me up with, and which is mainly turmeric.  I've also been known to take Scienca from time to time, since I ordered it a while back.  I keep it in the fridge so that it stays nice and fresh (but you don't have to).

My fave way to experience turmeric, though, is indeed in curry powders.  Ummmmmmm.  Fabulous stuff.  One thing I have noticed over the years is that, if I'm run down at all or fighting something off, and I eat some Thai curry (particularly the green curry--but that isn't turmeric, that is made from, I believe, lemongrass), I will usually perk up and feel so much better!  This works with any type of curry powder.  It is very invigorating and immune-boosting.

...Well, now I want a Thai curry.  Or at least a homemade curry stir-fry, using my fab Frontier (brand) organic curry.  YEAH.

Most Americans are too shy with spices.  I, on the other hand, could use an entire half bottle of certain ones on one dish, if left to my own devices.  I'm like that with red and yellow curries (green is too spicy/hot for me to use too much--not that I've ever bought any green for home use, as it is hard to find), garlic granules and especially with CINNAMON.  I shouldn't say this here but, occasionally (not very often, so don't yell at me), I will get this certain organic vanilla ice cream (!) that I like, and add literally about ten TONS of organic cinnamon to it.  OMG.  I have determined that it is not possible to put "too much" cinnamon into this particular item, as the more, the BETTER.  Last time, I had some organic "pumpkin pie spice" (it was on sale, and it is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove) and used that.  OMG!  Again:  not possible to use too much, it is SO good.

Spice girl, OUT!  Spices are, well, the SPICE of life *lol*!!!  Go big or go home!  


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The article is going inter alia to my sweet oncologist. A few years ago she asked me what I have to say about Turmeric, now she is going to get Please God the adequate expert reply.



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Turmeric has also been used as a textile dye and pigment in ancient cosmetics.
The more I am keen on turmeric, the more intensive yellow - and stubborn - stains I find on my clothes. I remove the stains by soaking the fabric in eco friendly laundry liquid and bleach (sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate), but it's better to be careful in handling the turmeric, the food, and the dishes after the meal, because the bleach easily damages the fabric and the skin. What I need is an apron for the upper torso, neck and shoulders...


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I have a friend with a 13 yr old black lab/Dalmatian who has arthritis.  I’m going to tell her about turmeric.


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I have a friend with a 13 yr old black lab/Dalmatian who has arthritis.  I’m going to tell her about turmeric.

You might also suggest that she make sure that the food has no corn or wheat in it...


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I keep the Turmeric spice bottle on the counter and use it on almost everything.
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