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Turmeric Health Benefits

Ancient cultures have long known the unique properties of certain spices and how to get the most out of them for optimal health. One of those power packed spices is turmeric. This bright yellow spice has been commonly used in Indian homes for cooking for over 2500 years. The amazing healthful benefits of adding turmeric to your daily diet feel like nothing short of a miracle, but have actually been with us for centuries. We're just now re-discovering how beneficial spices like turmeric are for us.

One of the main benefits from using turmeric is in how it fights inflammation. We are talking about internal, systemic inflammation. The kind that causes all kinds of chronic diseases, as well as surface inflammation that might be seen from injury or arthritis. The active compound in turmeric is called curcumin, and the majority of turmeric's properties come from this compound. And when we talk about chronic disease, the most common is cancer.
Turmeric actually has a preventative effect on the growth and progression of several types of cancer cells. The studies being done are hopeful that turmeric could shed some light on cures for this plague on our world. Turmeric also protects the brain - it has a positive influence on certain hormones that, the lack of which, can contribute to disorders like dementia or Alzheimer's. The positive effects of turmeric on the body also show us that we have natural substances in our world that slow aging and let us live longer, better lives. The curcumin compound has a positive and repressive effect on factors like free radicals and inflammation - two of the major contributors to aging and disease.
For arthritis sufferers, there are two main components to be dealt with and those are inflammation and pain. We already know that turmeric acts to suppress inflammation, and what we are discovering (or re-discovering) is its ability to reduce arthritis pain. In some cases, the active curcumin compound has been shown to be as good as or better than the typical over the counter medications in controlling or reducing arthritis pain and inflammation. Digestively speaking, turmeric can do things like relieve gas and bloating, helping to regulate the digestive tract and keep inflammation down there as well.
Adding just a teaspoon of turmeric to shakes or smoothies, soups, sauces, or other food preparations daily can create a host of health benefits - all naturally occurring without dangerous side effects. Just make sure to help its absorption into the body with a little black pepper or other natural enhancer.

Call Jayne Robinson  today 561-305-2317 for more information on Creative Living Solutions.

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