When you eat to live and not live to eat you become observant of the minerals your body needs to properly be energized. Everybody desires optimal health, but in today's society convenience usually dominates the average diet. Moderated foods are altered to cater to taste and accessibility. However when you get back to the diet that Gaia has given us, your body will recover from the cellular damage and malnourishment most people have been depraved of due to to eating processed foods. Herbs and minerals were put on this earth to cure ailments and suitably fuel your body computer. One herb that is packed with medicinal power is turmeric. This one particular spice is used in most Indian cuisine and attributes to the longevity of that culture's lifespan.
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” - Genesis 1:29
It's been scientifically proven that turmeric has bio-active components that makes it a great remedy to incorporate in your diet. It contains curcumin and it's the main active ingredient. This spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and it contains potent antioxidants. It's known that curcumin doesn't absorb very well in the bloodstream, so it's important to know that when you are using this herb to also consume black pepper with it, as it aids in processing the absorption. Being that it is a strong anti-inflammatory, it has the same effects as pharmaceutical drugs without the side effects. Inflammation normally occurs when the body needs to fight off bacteria in the system, but it can become problematic when the body has chronic inflammation. Many western degenerative diseases are linked to inflammation such as: cancer, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and Parkinson's to name a few. This herb can be used as a supplemental and preventive treatment to help aid in fighting the battle with those suffering from such diseases. Turmeric is also antibacterial and can be used topically to treat cuts and scrapes. This multipurpose spice is a staple in my pantry and is great to have and incorporate in anyone's daily diet.
Other top uses for turmeric:
Turmeric aids in insomnia. Studies show that curcumin prevents oxadative damage caused by sleep deprivation. When ingested before bedtime it helps eliminate anxiety associated with insomnia.
Curcumin has been found to stop the growth of the bacteria H. Plyori, which if left untreated can lead to stomach ulcers and cancer.
Curcumin aids in depression. In research studies, people were tested to have taken Prozac with curcumin, and without, also some took curcumin only, and those that had curcumin showed better results.
Turmeric is a natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory, and is just as powerful as ibuprofen when fighting headaches, migraines, and arthritis. It's effective in reducing joint inflammation and swelling.
It detoxifies the liver from alcohol damage as well as damage from high fat diets.
It's also been found that curcumin fights against obesity and lowers insulin resistance. It reverses hyperglycemia and can activate fat burning gene signals.
A UCLA study shows that curcumin enhances the effects of cisplatin, a chemotherapy commonly used to treat cancer. It was shown together it worked better at reducing and suppressing tumors.
Curcumin boosts the neuron connections by increasing Brain-Derived Neurotrophoic Factors (BDNF). By doing this it can be effective in delaying and reversing brain diseases, and increase memory function to help you become smarter.
It's a popular anti-aging due it fighting against inflammation and oxidation, which is a major factor of the aging process. Curcumin has been proven to prevent both.
Turmeric helps in diabetes management because it lowers blood sugar and reverses insulin resistance.
If you are currently being treated with medication, please consult with your health practitioner before incorporating this herb in your diet and replacing it with your current pharmaceutical treatments. It's always biologically better for your body to be healed with organic materials, as we are organic matter. Our bodies will only operate at it's best when feed the proper anatomical components. I wish you the best in your health, and may you heal with the foods you ingest. Enjoy, for Nature, our Mother has already provided.