Turmeric (the one I take) is the most powerful healer and inflammation fighter, I have been taking a liquid supplement now for 4 weeks......Because I am dealing with some joint and liver inflammation! Test results showed inflammation levels and hormones have become an issue.........hello over 50 not nice to meet you!! Even with my healthy way of life, some things from my younger years and DNA have not been on my side! But let me explain.......
There’s a problem that affects the majority of the American population, and numbers are similarly high elsewhere in the Western world.
And people are still largely unaware of how serious the problem is, and many simply ignore it.
The problem is inflammation.
And while yes, your body wouldn’t be able to survive without it’s healing “inflammation response” … that's not the problem.
The problem is that in the over-toxic, under-nourished world we’re living in today, your immune system is almost certainly on HIGH ALERT 24 hours a day… 7 days a week.
This puts your inflammation response into constant overdrive. And it can cause a wide range of serious issues…
If you experience things like fatigue, digestive problems, red eyes or irritated skin, you may have inflammation issues. But even if you don’t have any symptoms at all, you could still be affected.
Because of this potential danger to your health, inflammation is something I urge you to understand and start addressing in your body right now.
In this article, I’m going to tell you about the problem of inflammation and show you an amazing herb that has the ability to help support healthy inflammation levels and a whole lot more.
I’m going to reveal its ancient origins and how this amazing herb has the potential to promote your overall health in ways you may find surprising…
THE INDIANS KNEW IT ALL ALONG.
The first time I heard of this particular herb was in and article about yoga in India in the famed Lalbagh spice market in Mumbai. Heaped high with every herb, root and spice you can imagine (and many that you can’t), one substance was held in higher regard than most all others.
Rumored to help hundreds of different kinds of ailments, every vendor sold this pungent bright yellow powder. Used in curries, stews and broths for centuries, its bitter flavor and amazing color sets it apart from the rest.
It’s turmeric. An ancient root prized highly for its medicinal properties. Why is turmeric such a valued herb? Let’s take a look:
TURMERIC IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POTENT HEALING HERBS ON EARTH.
As the Indians and other cultures discovered in ancient times, turmeric is a highly potent healing compound.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, and it’s this substance that accounts for turmeric’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
As we talked about a moment ago, chronic inflammation is rampant in the USA and elsewhere in the West.
That's because most people were raised on a diet high in processed foods laced with artificial chemicals and stripped of much of its nutritional value. And so many people still eat these foods every day!
It's because of toxins in our food, in the air we breathe, and the water we drink.
It's because so much of our soil has been depleted, so that even many “healthy” foods don't provide the nutrition and immune-boosting power they once did.
Even for the most health-conscious amongst us, our bodies are literally in a constant fight. From our lungs to our gut, this chronic inflammation can create lasting and sometimes permanent damage to our bodies and immune systems.
This liquid supplement that I am taking 10ml 3 times a day for a couple weeks and then backing off to 5ml once a day!! It's pricey but OMG tastes amazing and the liquid delivery method helps it have improved absorption over capsules!
Meanwhile curcumin has become one of the most studied natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in history. This golden milk is something that has all the amazing benefits of making the most of anti-inflammatory
There are two methods to preparing golden milk:
1. Blend all ingredients then simmer on the stove to cook the turmeric, OR 2. Make turmeric paste and add it to milk and spices as needed.
The most important aspects are that the turmeric is cooked and combined with a small amount of black pepper, as the black pepper increases the absorption of the curcumin.
Use a stainless steel pot or other non-reactive cookware to keep your golden milk pure. Avoid the microwave or nonstick cookware that contains teflon or synthetic fluoropolymers like PTFE.
Also, use clean/organic ingredients whenever possible since the point of this drink is to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and detox the body.
Think of golden milk as a small healing treat, not a starbucks-size drink. 1/4 to 1/2 cup is traditional, and the perfect amount to obtain the healing benefits without overloading your digestion.
Key Golden Milk Ingredients
Ground turmeric powder. In the case the ground turmeric powder is actually better than the fresh root as it’s more concentrated.
Freshly ground black pepper
Homemade nut milk or other dairy-free milk. Whole, raw, fresh cow’s milk was used traditionally, but with current practices of pasteurizing, homogenizing, and adding hormones & antibiotics to dairy milk these days I think it’s best to avoid most of it. If you have access to whole, raw, fresh dairy milk that you trust you can use that too.
A small amount of fat—traditionally the fat in the cow’s milk was sufficient, but when using dairy-free milk a little extra healthy fat will help you absorb it better. Almond oil, coconut oil, or organic ghee all work well.
Spices & Aromatics For Flavor & Even More Health Benefits
Add any of the following to your golden milk for extra flavor and health benefits:
Fresh or Ground Ginger
Vanilla (extract or pods)
Raw honey (optional)
I encourage you to try golden milk with very little added sweetener as you’ll drink it before bed. A small amount of raw honey or liquid stevia both work great. The sweeteners are not necessarily traditional but they can be used if desired. Add to the pan off the heat if using. You could also put a few dates in your batch of homemade almond milk to sweeten the base.
While I love vanilla in most recipes, I personally usually don’t use it here. The cardamon, ginger and cinnamon already give this treat a wonderful flavor without being too overpowering.
5600 RESEARCH STUDIES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED ON TURMERIC AND THE CURCUMIN IT CONTAINS.
The most recent studies have shown that turmeric and curcumin have properties that set it apart from many other traditional herbal and medicinal plants. Its unique anti-inflammatory action has proven as effective as other medications for treating high inflammation conditions.
**(Ref - Bundy R, Walker AF, Middleton RW, Booth J. Turmeric extract may improve irritable bowel syndrome symptomology in otherwise healthy adults: a pilot study.Itokawa H, Shi Q, Akiyama T, Morris-Natschke SL, Lee KH. Recent advances in the investigation of curcuminoids. Chin Med. 2008 Sep 17;3:11Nagabhushan M, Bhide SV. Nonmutagenicity of curcumin and its antimutagenic action versus chili and capsaicin. Nutr Cancer. 1986; 8(3): 201-10.)
On its own turmeric is something you definitely need more of in your diet… decreasing chronic inflammation and reducing the chances of long term effects should be on everyone’s short list.
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU TURMERIC’S POTENCY CAN BE INCREASED ALMOST EXPONENTIALLY?
Here’s the most interesting thing about this funny little root and the healing compounds inside... When you combine it with some other very common herbs and spices, it actually forms a very powerful “cocktail” that lets your body process it even more quickly and more effectively!
Turmeric, when combined with other potential healing compounds becomes a “superpower” when it comes to fighting inflammation. Herbs and spices are funny things. Ancient healers had a wealth of knowledge about what plants had powerful healing properties and what combinations gave faster, better more long lasting results.
Turmeric is high on the list of ancient healing foods not only for its ability to ease symptoms of inflammation and pain, but also it its ability and willingness to work in combination with a lot of other plants, herbs and spices.
In India, for example, turmeric is one of the main ingredients in many curries along with ginger, a known digestive and anti-inflammatory, and black pepper that contains a substance called piperine. When combined together they make a powerful combination that increases the body’s ability to process the curcumin in turmeric by up to 2000%.
In fact, on its own or in combination turmeric can aid in a whole host of conditions related to chronic inflammation: When will you be starting yours?
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