Could there be a spice that could change your life? If that meant being the only thing that overcame a serious health challenge, then we think you could safely say. “yes’.
7,000 Studies Have Confirmed That Turmeric Can Change Your Life
According to an ancient legend, the day Jesus was born wise men from the East brought him frankincense, gold and myrrh. But, other ancient texts suggest that gold was another word for turmeric in the past. Turmeric is also mentioned in the Bible, and has played a big role in the Ayurveda practice for centuries. The yellow spice has numerous health benefits – it has been given to kings when they were poisoned. However, modern medicine hasn’t recognized turmeric until recently besides its long use as a natural remedy.
Poison of the modern world
A fact that was brought up recently says that 42 000 new toxins were introduced in the world only in the last year. These chemicals have been present in deodorants, chemical air fresheners, cosmetics, cleaning products, shampoos, toothpastes and other everyday products. Some of the chemicals are harmless, but others have a negative effect on the body.
The endocrine system is responsible for the secretion of numerous hormones into the bloodstream, but many chemicals that enter our bodies every day can disrupt its function. And, although there is a way of avoiding chemicals, we can’t avoid them at all times. Knowing this, preparing your body against toxins is of vital importance.
Turmeric health benefits
Simple lifestyle changes such as consuming whole foods instead of processed ones can actually revolutionize our health. Turmeric is a powerful spice with numerous health benefits. It has powerful antiviral, antibacterial, anti-cancer, antiseptic, herbicidal, antiviral and antispasmodic properties.
Here’s what the spice can do:
Since many serious illnesses are inflammatory in nature, and turmeric is a powerful antibacterial agent, using it against these diseases is the logical choice.
Boosts the mental health
According to studies, turmeric has neuroprotective properties and can treat neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer’s and tardive dyskinesia.
Improves your gut health
Keeping your gut health in check is vital as 95% of the serotonin and other hormones reside in it. Turmeric will improve your gut health and restore the balance of bacteria in your gut.
Turmeric, the spice of life
Could these golden stems be the true spice of life? Lee Cowan traveled all the way to Hawaii to find out:
Not far from the surfer’s paradise of Hanalei, on Kauai’s north shore, grows a spice as golden as a Hawaiian sunrise that might just offer our bodies the same kind of healthy glow.
It’s called turmeric — a member of the ginger family – that, before it’s washed, looks a bit like an ugly carrot. Turmeric is not a root, but a rhizome, which means its stem is where all the good stuff is found.
Native to India, turmeric has been around for thousands of years, but only recently has it caught on here in the West.
And now, people can’t get enough.
When asked how many thousands of pounds of turmeric he expects to ship out this year, Phil Green replied, “Major tonnage!”
Phil and his wife, Linda, bought a 45-acre farm over a decade ago. They had planned a semi-quiet retirement, until turmeric became one of the most talked-about new superfoods.
Cowan asked, “Did you know what it was?”
“Barely!” laughed Linda. “To me, turmeric was a powdered spice in a jar that stayed on your shelf until you needed it in a curry recipe, you know?”
Curries are its most common use, but turmeric’s taste is only part of its allure.
Scattered to the wind, it’s a sacred part of Hindu ceremonies. It’s also been used as a dye for fabrics — it’s even what gives mustard its bright, yellow hue. But the very thing that makes turmeric so colorful — a compound called curcumin — is what some researchers say also makes it a powerful weapon against disease.
Biophysicist Ajay Goel has been studying its medicinal qualities at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
“We’re doing clinical trials on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, diabetes,” said Goel.
“And it seems to have an effect on all these different conditions?” Cowan asked.
“Absolutely. It is such a wonderful compound that has been shown to work in every single instance people have tried.”
Goel says thousands of studies have shown that, in a concentrated-enough dose, the curcumin in turmeric has not only proven to be an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, but also shows promise in preventing and even treating something as serious as cancer.
“What we’re trying to understand is, what are the processes, what are the mechanisms of how it functions?” Goel said.
“So you know it works for the most part, but you’re not quite sure why?”
While he says more research needs to be done, the word in already out at trendsetting restaurants like Café Gratitude in Los Angeles. There, turmeric is mixed with steamed almond milk, or blended into a shot served with a dose of cayenne pepper.
Café Gratitude’s co-owner, Ryland Englehart, said, “In a petri dish, that can knock out, like, diseases. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s become a phenomenon. It is the buzz word in the health world.”
So much so, Google’s Food Trends Report called turmeric a rising star of 2016.
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