I often talk about turmeric and I certainly have blogged about it over the last couple of years. Something happened recently though that made me want to bring it up again. About a week and a half ago I spent hours and hours cleaning out my garage, moving furniture around and rearranging the attic. Needless to say, an extreme amount of physical labor was how I spent my weekend. Mind you, I love physical labor. It’s great for working the muscles that we don’t get to at the gym.
I must admit however, although I love physical labor, I have had back surgery. Therefore, I tend to overdo it sometimes and end up with some back pain. I realized immediately that I might be in for some significant pain so I increased my daily dosages of turmeric. I make sure every single day that I take turmeric. I take it for many reasons, but on Sunday I decided to double my dosage. I usually combine turmeric with cod liver oil or extra virgin olive oil, and then I eat some healthy fats with it i.e. walnuts, almonds or Brazil nuts. Well, when I decided to increase the dosages, that meant that I combined half a teaspoon of turmeric with a little bit of oil three times a day.
Well, it is a known fact that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and a fantastic one at that! I decided to blog about my experience with turmeric this week because, and believe me when I tell you this; I have absolutely zero back pain! There are many natural remedies for pain, but boy, oh boy, this is a good one. Turmeric, which is a spice from India and has been around for centuries, has many beneficial qualities such as:
- Boosts your immune system against stress
- Maintains a healthy digestive system
- Supports healthy bones and skeletal system
- Supports healthy blood and liver functions
- Maintains normal cholesterol
- Is 5 to 8 times more powerful than vitamin E and vitamin C
As you can see, this miracle spice is extraordinary; I keep tons of it in the house so that I never run out. One of my most favorite benefits of all is that it maintains great elasticity in the skin, and is, of course, a great anti-aging product.
Hey listen, don’t be afraid of turmeric. It is quite innocuous. In fact, feel free to sprinkle it on whatever you wish, cook with it, or just make a paste and swallow as I do. Oh, and please, if you keep as much of it in the house as I, keep it in the freezer.