Can you share some of the ways you're using turmeric? I bought a bottle but am not sure which foods are complimented by it. Would gladly try incorporating it into my diet if I had some advice.
Like Drea, I love it on any kind of bean including snap beans. Plus, it is delicious on ground turkey along with cardamom, garlic, a tiny bit of cloves, sea salt, and now I am using a little carob in my mix. It smells delicious when it is cooking too! Of course, that combination is very good on baked or roasted chicken too. I think if I didn't like it so much, I would be taking it in capsules to get the benefits.
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
I use turmeric regularly in cooking meat/turkey, together with sweet paprika, ginger and cumin, and sprinkle it on fish while steaming. Sometimes also in cooking rice. It gives the rice a yellow to amber colour, and it is a very common way of cooking rice in the Middle East. Also in soups: chicken or vegetables.
SwamiX Gatherer! le (a-b-) Reactive Worldview Autumn: Harvest, success.
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW Australia
Thanks for the turmeric tips.
I tried it with fried onions and cannelini beans, and added ground cumin and smoked paprika. Had it for breakfast like someone suggested. It was delicious. Next time I will toss in a handful of baby spinach leaves. Yum!
"The mind is nourished by what it receives; the heart by what it gives."
Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs Kyosha Nim
Location: Global Climate Change Central (Florida)
Okay, I'm finally coming back to this thread to post my experience with Scienca, as I actually think I have an interesting report to share that could be important for anyone like me who has any sort of bleeding issue. Scienca is a great, anti-inflammatory supp and, like all the DPN supps, is absolutely superlative in terms of quality and potency of the ingredients. What I didn't realize is, turmeric, in addition to its anti-inflamatory effect, is also a natural blood thinner. I found that out really fast, though, and I can attest to the potency of the turmeric in Scienca. I should back up and tell you that I have structural problems (very complicated and too LONG to explain) with my nose, due to botched surgeries to correct a deviated septum when I was young (15) and subsequent cauterizations some years later, which just made things exponentially worse. Enough said about that (I hate talking about it, but it is important to note in this discussion), the point is this: the result of that prob is that I get nosebleeds very easily, which is why I had to take the drastic step of moving to Florida some years back, for the humidity/subtropical clime, which helps tremendously. As long as I'm in humid, warm air, I'm okay--usually.
So, I started taking the Scienca and felt great on it, yet within either a day or two, BOOM, out of the clear blue sky, I get a nosebleed in the middle of summer (late July) in Florida. As usual when I get one, I tried to rack my brain to think of why, why, WHY? If it is wintertime up north, I know why, but down here, in summer? So I was like: was I around cigarette smoke, no. Was I around toxic fumes, was I around perfumes (same thing), what the HECK happened? Then I thought: could it be the Scienca? Could something in there be a blood thinner? Could it be the turmeric? But I was too busy at that time to even Google it, and this summer just went from busy to busier, so I kind of forgot about it, yet stopped taking the Scienca for a while, then started again and BOOM, another nosebleed. I've also, meanwhile, been ingesting this hot sauce from Barbados that also has turmeric *lol*! So I'm on turmeric overload.
Anyway (oh--edited to add: so I just this very day finally Googled turmeric and found out YES, it IS a blood thinner!), so my review is that I am VERY impressed with the potency of all DPN supps and, unfortunately, in this one case, said potency includes a blood thinning effect which would be great for Type A's ( ), but which I caution my fellow O's to proceed with caution on, as we all tend to have thin blood. Most O's probably won't have an issue, and the thing is, O's can benefit a lot from the other potent effect--the anti-inflamatory effect--of the turmeric and other ingredients in Scienca. Us O's live in a world with a lot of foods that are inflamatory for us, so the Scienca is awesome, especially if you have any sort of auto-immune disease. Just proceed with caution if you are a "bleeder" like me--and my situation is extreme, as most people don't have some freak thing going on that makes them get nosebleeds at the drop of a hat. But I just thought I should point out the blood thinning effect of the turmeric, for better or worse. For so many, it is for better. For a few of us, though, we have to be careful with it.
I'll definitely continue to take the Scienca sporadically throughout the warmer months, though I won't take it in winter, when my weird sitch is challenging enough.
Verdict on Scienca: powerful anti-inflamatory, and surprisingly powerful blood thinner, too. For anyone who needs that, such as many, if not most, Type A's, and perhaps those on synethic blood thinners who would like to explore transitioning to a natural alternative, this could be an AWESOME thing. If you are on synthetic blood thinners, though, consult with your doctor before changing your dosage or taking any sort of turmeric, as you don't want your blood thinned too much--your doctor might say, okay, let's lower your coumadin or Warfarin (or whatever) dose a hair and THEN you can try the turmeric--or too little.
Anyway: there you have my experience with Scienca.
"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right."- moi