Terrific Turmeric

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Turmeric is a wonderful ingredient for maintaining good health.

This vibrant and powerful root is always in my kitchen. I love to add it to all sorts of dishes, snacks and drinks, and of course my balls! It is an ingredient in my delicious Golden Balls.

Turmeric has many health benefits including..

Brain Health

Oxidative stress and inflammation play a role in many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows curcumin protects your brain cells against oxidative stress-induced damage (see below), lowers inflammation, and protects your energy-producing mitochondria.

Cancer

Research shows curcumin can influence the natural treatment of several cancers, including colon, stomach, lung, breast, and skin cancers.

Cholesterol Levels

As little as 500 mg of curcumin for one week can improve your lipid profile including total cholesterol and HDL (your “good” cholesterol) levels.

Cystic Fibrosis

Curcumin’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can also aid in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, characterized by chronic respiratory infections and inflammation.

Depression

Oxidative stress and inflammation also contribute to depression. Depression, like any disease, is multi-factorial, meaning multiple culprits contribute. One study found using 500mg of curcumin twice daily for four to eight weeks provided anti-depressive benefits for people with major depressive disorders.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders

Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits can support people with GI disorders including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.


Liver Health

Research shows curcumin’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits can prevent the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Osteoarthritis

Tumeric / Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits significantly slow osteoarthritis progression and relieve pain.

Oxidative Stress

As an antioxidant, curcumin is a free radical scavenger that also binds and eliminates potentially damaging metals including iron and copper.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Curcumin shows promise for those with autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some studies show curcumin has a similar impact to NSAIDs without the side effects of medications.

What Vicky Says:

I LOVE Turmeric, and recommend it to so many of my clients due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties (with today’s Western diet, most people’s bodies are in some state of inflammation). It is also a great preventative against cancer. I recommend a supplement for a therapeutic dosage but it must be an “activated curcumin” supplement to allow optimum absorption.

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