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Spring
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Check out the capsule connection [url] http://www.capsuleconnection.com/ [/url] they have the little machine for like 18.00.     They also have vegetable based capsules. The more you order the cheaper they get!  

We put turmeric mixed with a about 1/8th cayenne pepper in the caps....  My cayenne is 140 K scolleville units.  

I get my turmeric from Mountain Rose Herbs  http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkherb/t.html   Its 8.00 for 1 lb of Turmeric which gives you about  1000 filled capsules. This company says they test the herbs for purity. I have not had any bad from them .  

   I take two capsules in the AM and two before bed.  Before I started detoxing and this ER4YT diet and I missed a few days of taking my turmeric, I could really REALLY feel it in my joints.


For people like me, the veggie caps are the way to go! I forgot to mention earlier that filling capsules with turmeric is practically insane!!! Especially by hand. Just wait until you look at your hands out in the sun! Horrible!! Be sure to buy some peroxide or Chlorox before you start!! It is far too easy just to buy turmeric capsules.


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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Turmeric is a diamond superfood on my SWAMI. I have about half a teaspoon or a teaspoon in my morning omelette, along with ginger and red pepper and fresh onions and garlic and something green (spinach today) and sometimes carrots or beets as well.

It's a healthy spice that I eat as part of a healthy, anti-oxidant rich diet. Overall, these dietary changes have given me more energy and reduced my fibromyalgia symptoms and completely eliminated high blood pressure. It's hard to  identify the impact of a single spice on my overall health.

Besides, it's cheaper to buy a large package of turmeric at Costco than it is to buy it in capsule form.


I've used turmeric like Ruthiegirl has for about 8 months.  I started using it in my breakfast after my Crossfit coach suggested it as a way to reduce nighttime muscle cramping.  I guess it worked because I had run out of it and noticed my cramping starting up again.  Then, when I replenished my supply and started using it again, no cramping!
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Thanks, Rev144!  I like Mountain Rose Herbs.  I've ordered organic herbs from them in past.
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For people like me, the veggie caps are the way to go! I forgot to mention earlier that filling capsules with turmeric is practically insane!!! Especially by hand. Just wait until you look at your hands out in the sun! Horrible!! Be sure to buy some peroxide or Chlorox before you start!! It is far too easy just to buy turmeric capsules.


Yeah, you're probably right.
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Simple solution... WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.....  
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Adding black pepper to turmeric makes it more bioavailable:
http://www.naturalremediescures.com/2008/06/benefits-of-curcumin-turmeric-enhanced-by-black-pepper/


I was using alot of turmeric on my food until i did my swami and it made it go from a diamond to a superfood.  Then i discovered curry which is a diamond on my swami.  I never thought i liked curry because the only way i tried it was when i went to an indian restaurant.  Then i read that there are different variations of curry so i thought i'd give it another try.  Now instead of putting turmeric on everything, i put curry on my food instead.  The good thing about curry is that it contains turmeric and other spices like fenugreek that is good for insulin resistance.


"Let food be thy medicine"

Dr. D has said many times that it's not about what you don't eat but what you do eat that makes the difference.  "Quoted by Jane"
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Another tidbit i just remembered about turmeric, i read that it should be stored in an opague container because light destoys some of it's healthy properties.


"Let food be thy medicine"

Dr. D has said many times that it's not about what you don't eat but what you do eat that makes the difference.  "Quoted by Jane"
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I contacted the guy who was telling me about the Turmeric/Cayenne Pepper combination as per dosage and here is what he had to say:

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From what I understand, the best is to get a concentrate - ie it's not turmeric but an extract. The stuff I was taking was 25:1. It probably depends what you want to take it for, ie just general health or for pain relief. And how many capsules you're willing to swallow.

Be careful, because supposedly turmeric and cayenne can cause ulcers if you take too much. Still has got to be better for you than aspirin tho


My read of this is that that there is no serious research on the topic since no one can patent the product and eventually make a big profit. Best bet would be to start small with capsules and see how it goes. I try to incorporate Turmeric into my food whenever I can but making up capsules would be a step up in intake and possibly in effectiveness.





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Simple solution... WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.....  


You can stop the shouting right now! I would never be able to fill capsules by hand with rubber gloves on. What a joke.


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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