Turmeric is a spice that has been used for medicine for thousands of years.
Today we find it is anti-inflammatory, ant-bacterial, anti-viral. It’s been used for the pain of arthritis and for depression. It has effects on brain disease where inflammation is the cause, such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
There’s a good overview at this government site:
Dr. Perlmutter breaks down the technical speak about turmeric here:
This is a spice that you should explore. A pinch in your food once a day will give you benefits. There are capsules of it as well. It actually is as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain since it is anti-inflammatory.
Do some research on your own. I’ve never been a proponent of ‘natural’ cures. But there are some things worth looking at.
We’ve learned that all disease starts at the cellular level with inflammation. That includes aging. We’ve found that ibuprofen seems to decrease risk of colon cancer. inflammation.
inflammation is important to our bodies as the immune system front line against infection. However inflammation also occurs when oxidation of our cells occurs. It makes LDL and HDL weapons against us in heart disease. It makes our brain cells inflamed and form plaque which becomes Alzheimer’s. The cause is free radicals.
At our house we’re taking a look at everything that might help keep disease at bay. And aging!
As you can see, I just turned 68!