Posts Tagged With: cancer prevention

The Importance of Probiotics.

When I was having some health challenges I knew that it had something to do with my stomach and intestines. With the addition of adding probiotics into my body, I started feeling better within days.

Our gut is the healthline of our bodies. Our stomach and 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system, and a robust, well-functioning immune system is your number one defense  against all disease. Maintaining a healthy gut flora is far more important than you might think.

At any point in time there are about 500 different species of bacteria living inside you – totaling about sixty trillion bacteria. Some of these bacteria are referred to as “good,” and some as “bad”. The key to good health is not to completely eradicate bad bacteria, but to maintain a healthy balance. Things like medications, diet, diseases, and your environment can upset that balance. The most common way to upset the balance of good and bad bacteria is the use of antibiotics. The good bacteria in your gut are very susceptible to damage caused by antibiotics.

When good bacteria is lacking, a number of bacteria-related health problems such as digestive upset, headaches, sluggishness, irritability, cadidiasis, and even anxiety can ensue. Good bacteria in the gut is important to keep the immune system primed to more effectively fight infection from invading pathogenic bacteria. (1)

What are Probiotics?

The term probiotics comes from the Greek word “for life.”  Anti means “contrary or against.”  So antibiotics means “against life.” Antibiotics kill bacteria…the bad and the good. It’s kind of like the movie line that says: ‘Kill them all and we will sort them out later!’

Most probiotics are bacteria, similar to those that occur in your gut naturally. Probiotics help keep our flora in our intestines in balance. Probiotics are essential to a fully-functioning immune system, and can be increased or restored through the intake of certain food products and supplements.

Symptoms of lack of good bacteria.

The Addition of Probiotics Are Crucial For:

  • Protection against over-growth of other microorganisms that could cause disease.
  • Promotes mental health.
  • Helps reduce diarrhea and diaper rash.
  • Helps digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.
  • Builds Immune System.
  • Helps IBS sufferers.
  • Reduces negative affects of taking many types of antibiotics.
  • Aids in preventing and treating colon inflammation.
  • Reduces lactose intolerance.
  • Helps prevent yeast infections, candidasis, and vaginitis.
  • Aids in digesting food.
  • Helps correct and heal digestive disorders.
  • Good Flora promotes the prevention of halitosis.
  • Promotes anti-tumor and anti-cancer activity in the body.


How to protect you gut and bring probiotics into your diet:

I have always added probiotic supplements to my diet but then learned of the different ways of incorporating foods that build healthy flora into my body.

Fermented foods are the most effective source for providing probiotics for your system. Yogurt, sauerkraut, Kefir, Kombacha, buttermilk, and other fermented foods are the best way to get these healthy bacteria into your body.

Kefir: One of the best and least expensive ways to get healthy bacteria into your diet is to obtain raw milk and convert it to kefir. The bacteria and beneficial yeast in kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, and this makes it far superior to yogurt. For directions to making your own, go here.

Goat Milk Products: .Goat’s milk and cheese are particularly high in probiotics like thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus and acidophilus.

Yogurt: Look for brands made from goat milk that has been infused with extra forms of probitoics like lactobacillus or acidophilus. Some of your store bought yogurts contain sugars including fructose, corn starch, and modified corn starch. There are other questionable ingredients added for flavor and consistency. Homemade yogurt is much better for you and easy to make. I have to add honey or fruit to mine to sweeten it up. Homemade yogurt that is fermented for 24 hours, as recommended in the book ‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle‘, will have an average concentration of 3 billion cfu of yogurt. What does this mean? Well, if you were to eat a small bowl  of 24 hour fermented homemade yogurt, you would receive 1.5 trillion beneficial bacteria – 100 times more bacteria than a 15 billion capsule of supplemented probiotics. Go here for a recipe for crock pot yogurt.

Sauerkraut: Last year, BBC News reported that sauerkraut could cure the avian flu (bird flu) and other studies show it reduces the risk of breast cancer. If buying commercial sauerkraut, choose high quality from the refrigerated section of your store. Best choice: make it yourself. Here is just one recipe.

Kimchi: An Asian form of pickled sauerkraut, kimchi is an extremely spicy and sour fermented cabbage, typically served alongside most meals in Korea. Besides from beneficial bacteria, Kimchi is also a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, B1 & B2. Kimchi is one of the best probiotic foods you can add to your diet, assuming you can handle the spice, of course.

In conclusion:

The owner of a health food store told me at one time, that if she could only choose one supplement to take, it would be probiotics.  As a part of your overall health care, I would say that getting probiotics in your diet should be one of your top priorities. It is a daily addition to mine.

Be happy and healthy.

.
(1) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100127095945.htm

Happy Stomach photo: Kenjiro Sano

Advertisements
Categories: Nourishing Foods & Spices | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Watch a tumor being healed in less then three minutes.

I believe in the power of energy. We can have an effect on our own health with either the positive or negative energy that we feed it. We can also effect others by our energy.

How about being healed by energy? Maybe you would believe it if you saw it with your own eyes. In this video you will see a ‘surgery’ on a tumor. This video is an exert of a speech made by Gregg Braden. I have not watched the whole video but after watching the exert, I wanted to share it with you. It will really make you thin!

We could say that it is healing of the future but really this is for now!

Categories: Attitued, Energy, and healing | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colloidal Silver (part 1)

Near and dear to my heart is Colloidal Silver. I personally believe that every person in your family should have a bottle of Colloidal Silver in cases of illness or emergency.


As I personally have dealt with ugly bacteria while being overseas, Colloidal Silver has been my ‘secret weapon.’ When my daughter was struggling with eczema. I had her spray Colloidal Silver on her rash.  She excitedly called me the next day stating that her patch of eczema was gone! She told me that if she would have known the drastic results of using the C.S., she would have taken a before and after photo.
There are many many people in the U.S. who have  bacteria in their bodies and  have been prescribed triple doses of various antibiotics with the results of not being healed but being sent home hopeless and told to take over the counter acid reducing drugs to make their pain bearable. This is not quality of life.

Let’s look at some history about Colloidal Silver
The knowledge of Colloidal Silver properties dates back to ancient civilizations. Ancient cultures, such as those of Greece and Rome, used Silver as the material to make kitchen utensils or water recipients, as silver  helped retard the growth of microorganisms that spoil food and drinks.

Early American pioneers learned that if they put a silver dollar in a jug of milk, it would  last longer without spoiling. They also kept their silverware (and silver and copper coins) in  water barrels to prevent bacteria and algae.


By the early 1900’s the antibacterial colloidal silver became the choice of medical practitioners. It proved to be enormously effective against infectious organisms and extremely safe to use, without the negative side-effects associated with drugs.
The use of silver as a medicine was widespread until World War II when antibiotics became the standard treatment for infections. (3)
Do you ever wonder why the tradition of giving silver baby spoons, silver baby rattles and silver teething rings exists?  Because mouthing silver helped babies survive.

In 834, the German obstetrician F. Crede administered silver nitrate to the eyes of newborn infants, virtually eliminating the incidence of disease which caused blindness.

The greatest benefit of Colloidal Silver is it’s support for the immune system.

Why do we need Colloidal Silver today?
1) Microorganisms are becoming extremely resistant to pharmaceutical antibiotics, diminishing their effectiveness. Although the Centers for Disease Control is working to develop new antibiotics and other treatments to keep pace with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, infectious organisms can adapt quickly.

For this reason, Colloidal Silver is now in resurgence as an important alternative to the use of antibiotics; in addition to its proven effectiveness against a wide range of germs, due to its way of working, it prevents the creation of microorganism resistance .This is the reason why the use of Silver as an antibacterial agent in Medicine has been increasing lately.

2) Antibiotics can upset the intestinal flora and increase the risk of various gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

3) Too much antibiotic use can cause a yeast infection called candidiasis from the fungus Candida albicans, according to MedlinePlus. Antibiotics can decrease the number of protective bacteria and change the normal balance between bacteria and yeast within the intestine and vaginal environment.

4) In the CDC’s weekly bulletin, there is a report: 58% of antibiotic prescriptions given to kids and pre-teens during medical office visits are for conditions for which antibiotics are not necessary.

5) COLLOIDAL SILVER is an amazing natural and safe alternative to antibiotics.

I don’t want you to stop reading here! Continue on to (part 2) to learn more about Colloidal Silver and it’s uses. Also learn how you can make it yourself!

Categories: Amazing Supplements & Oils | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

What Are You Rubbing Into Your Body?

In one day I may use these items on a regular bases: deodorant, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, toothpaste, and hand lotion. In addition to those I might use: mascara, eye liner, blush, lip gloss, and foundation. My husband may use shaving cream, face cream, chap stick, and some of the other items that I have already listed. Sound pretty typical doesn’t it? We could  be using six to ten body care items in one day. This doesn’t even include insect repellent, diaper cream, tanning lotion, hair gels, sun screen, and other items that some may use.

My husband and I are very conscious about what we eat. No toxic foods for this couple! So if we, like so many other health conscious people, won’t put toxins in our bodies, then why do we put them on our bodies? Our skin is our largest organ, what we put on it goes onto it goes into us! After cleaning up in the morning, we could have plastered 30 or more toxins onto our bodies!

Most people believe that if a product is for sale in a  store then it would have to be safe for us to use. Unfortunately this is not the case. In the U.S. the FDA does not review or approve the vast majority of products or ingredients before they go on the skin care market. More than 500 products sold in the U.S. contain ingredients banned in cosmetics in Japan, Canada or the European Union (EWG 2007b).

Remember the baby pigs and huge toads floating in big glass jars in eighth-grade science class? Most likely the fluid preserving them was formaldehyde, which is added to deodorant and nail polish.Have you ever thought what your car antifreeze and your shampoo have in common? That’s right Propylene Glyco.

A new analysis of lead in lipstick conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals that the problem of lead in lipstick is worse and more widespread than previously reported. The new study found lead in 400 lipsticks tested by the agency, at widely varying levels of up to 7.19 parts per million (ppm) — more than twice the levels reported in a previous FDA study.

Untitled

Product tests released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in March 2009 found two chemicals linked to cancer, 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde, in dozens of bath products for babies and kids, including Sesame Street character brands and even the iconic “pure and gentle” Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. None of the products tested listed 1,4-dioxane or formaldehyde on the label.

SO THE GOOD NEWS

You do have resources! EWG’s Skin Deep site allows you to put in the name of your product to see if it is healthy for you and your family.

Also The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R.2359), introduced on June 24, 2011. Under this law:

Provisions of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 include:

  • Phase-out of ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects and developmental harm;
  • Creation of a health-based safety standard that includes protections for children, the elderly, workers and other vulnerable populations;
  • Elimination of labeling loopholes by requiring full ingredient disclosure on product labels and company websites, including salon products and the constituent ingredients of fragrance;
  • Worker access to information about unsafe chemicals in personal care products;
  • Required data-sharing to avoid duplicative testing and encourage the development of alternatives to animal testing; and
  • Adequate funding to the FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors so it has the resources it needs to provide effective oversight of the cosmetics industry.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

People ARE becoming aware and the ARE purchasing international…meaning, they are using good common sense and not getting sucked in my media marketing.  Watch the cute and informative video below….it’s very interesting. Happy and safe choices to you!

Categories: Body Care | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Iodine Dosages

The book by Dr. David Brownstein, Iodine’ Why You Need It and Why You Can’t Live Without It, sums up its importance:

.
Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 12 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important for promoting health than iodine.”

.
Good food sources of iodine are dairy products produced from cattle fed iodine-supplemented feed and salt licks, seafood, saltwater fish, seaweed, and kelp. It may also be found in asparagus, garlic, lima beans, mushrooms, sesame seed, spinach, chard, and summer squash. Optimally, people should get all their iodine from dietary sources: kelp, seaweed, certain types of ocean fish, and vegetables grown in iodine-rich soil, but many ocean-bearing iodine-rich foods are now unavailable, and agricultural farmland is increasingly iodine-deficient, leading to reduced levels of iodine in foods.

.
Japanese people get more iodine in their diets than other countries, consuming about 12.5mgs of iodine daily. The US FDA suggests 150mcg which is about 100% lower than what alternative health doctors recommend.

From the research I’ve done, it looks like a  daily dose of at least 12.5 – 50 mg of Iodine a day is optimal to cure many diseases, and more than likely prevent them as well.

I take the Lugol’s  5% formula at about 12.5mg daily for maintenance. If I am challenged with something physically then I up the dose to 25-50 mgs. 

Each drop of Lugol’s 5% Solution equals about 6.25 mg of iodine.
(The correct way to make a drop is to hold the dropper vertical )

David Brownstein, MD:

“After testing individuals and finding low iodine levels, I began to use smaller milligram amounts of iodine/iodide (6.25mg/day). Upon retesting these individuals 1-2 months later, little progress was made. I therefore began using higher milligram doses (6.25-50mg) to increase the serum levels of iodine. It was only with these higher doses that I began to see clinical improvement as well as positive changes in the laboratory tests…

As I started to use larger doses of iodine (12.5-50mg/day), I began to see positive results in my patients. Goiters and nodules of the thyroid shrank. Cysts on the ovaries became smaller and began to disappear. Patients reported increased energy. Metabolism was increased as evidenced by my patients having new success in losing weight. Libido improved in men and women. People suffering with brain fog reported a clearing of their foggy feelings. Patients reported having vivid dreams and better sleep. Most importantly, those with chronic illnesses that were having a difficult time improving began to notice many of their symptoms resolving.” (You can read here for the complete article: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=836069#i)

Children:
School children in iodine-deficient areas show poorer school performance, lower IQs, and a higher incidence of learning disabilities than matched groups from iodine-sufficient areas. A meta-analysis of 18 studies concluded that iodine deficiency alone lowered mean IQ scores in children by 13.5 points

According to Dr. Brownstein, noted iodine expert, he suggests iodine supplements be given to children at .08mg/pound). Dr. Brownstein suggests that a health care provider be consulted for children and adults, who is knowledgeable in the area of iodine supplementation.

Pregnant:

If pregnant or nursing, please do your own research or contact your healthcare practitioner. Possibly Kelp would be a better choice  if you are pregnant or nursing. Kelp is the best and most natural source of Iodine

Dosage: 6 – 10 Kelp capsules per day. Nature’s Sunshine capsules are 525 mg per capsule and according to Dr. Ryan Drum, a world renowned seaweed and thyroid expert, an average sized adult needs about 5 grams per day for optimum health.  Be sure to use kelp that is tested to ensure it contains NO heavy metals.

Radiation:

The body can’t tell the difference between stable and radioactive iodine.  Taking stable iodine tablets can protect the thyroid from injury by “filling up” the gland — thus preventing it from taking up radioactive iodine.

If you are interested in iodine at all, please do a bit of research.

http://www.oasisadvancedwellness.com/condition-center/iodine.html

http://www.squidoo.com/lugols-iodine-solution

http://www.iodine4health.com/body/body.htm

Radiation:

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/14/news/la-heb-iodine-tablets-radiation-quake-nuclear-plant-20110314

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=japan-earthquake-tsunami-radiation

For a more detailed explanation refer to the Center for Disease Control website.

Contradictions and Warnings:
Do not use if allergic to Iodine!

My final thoughts on Iodine. If I could only have ten items in my ‘medicine’ cabinet….Lugol’s Iodine would be one of them!

Please shop for these items through the below links.

Thank you for your support of my research and blogging.

FDA Statement:
This product has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. This product is, therefore, not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Categories: Amazing Supplements & Oils, Nourishing Foods & Spices | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turmeric…a most amazing healing spice! (Part 2)

In part one of ‘Turmeric…A Most Amazing Healing Spice’ we saw many of the benefits from using Turmeric. In this blog I would like to cover some of the ways in which you can get Turmeric into your diet.

How to Take Turmeric:
I use Turmeric in everything from eggs to tea. I would suggest you experiment with it to find the ways you could include it into your lifestyle.
Ideally, the turmeric should be in root form that is later ground before use. If you are going to buy the powdered spice form, I recommend finding the organic, non-irradiated form which many natural/health food and gourmet grocery stores usually carry in their “bulk foods” section along with other spice These should be organic and non-irradiated, and are likely to be relatively fresh…compared to those small vials of bottled spices in the stores.
One of the easiest, fastest ways to get your daily Turmeric is just to mix a small spoonful of the powder with some warm water or milk, stir briskly, and drink. I like to add honey to sweeten. Turmeric Tea…yum!
Or, sprinkle a spoon or two in your soups or seafood or meat, almost anything works with this amazingly tasty and healthy spice.
Turmeric is a root that you can enjoy it in its fresh, full splendor as part of your daily diet, right along with your existing veggies mixed in with salads or just straight as-is. Try this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli recipe.

Turmeric Capsule Dosage:
Pediatric
There is no recommended dosage for children. Consider adjusting the recommended adult dose to account for the child’s weight. Most herbal dosages for adults are calculated on the basis of a 150 lb (70 kg) adult. Therefore, if the child weighs 50 lb (20 – 25 kg), the appropriate dose of turmeric for this child would be 1/3 of the adult dosage.
Adult
The following are doses recommended for adults, but listen to your own body. My husband takes 5 gs a day:
•    Cut root: 1.5 – 3 g per day
•    Dried, powdered root: 1 – 3 g per day (1 t is 5 gs)
•    Standardized powder (curcumin): 400 – 600 mg, 3 times per day
•    Fluid extract (1:1) 30 – 90 drops a day
Tincture (1:2): 15 – 30 drops, 4 times per day

Precautions:
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and may interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider.
Turmeric is considered safe when taken at the recommended doses. However, taking large amounts of turmeric for long periods of time may produce stomach upset and, in extreme cases, ulcers. People who have gallstones or obstruction of the bile passages should talk to their doctor before taking turmeric.
If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before taking turmeric supplements. Turmeric may lower blood sugar levels, and when combined with medications for diabetes could cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Although it is safe to eat foods containing turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements.
Possible Interactions:
Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
Side effects of excessive turmeric consumption: too much turmeric may lead to constipation or sweating (counter this by drinking plenty of water), accelerated heart beats, thinning of blood (not good for people on blood thinners)”

If you are currently being treated with any medications, you should refer to this site first:
****  http://fourfoldhealing.com/2007/12/30/turmeric/

Links:
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html
http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/newsletters/04_Mar.htm#Mileage
Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric. As you should know, an herb is much more than its active ingredient.
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with anti-cancer properties. For you who would like to read a couple of studies: Iqbal M, et al. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2003 Jan;92(1):33-8) and  J Pharm Pharmacol. 2003 Jul;55(7):981-6.

Categories: Nourishing Foods & Spices | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs are not only effective but soothing. They can be used for children and adults as well.

A castor oil pack can be placed on the following body regions:

  • The right side of the abdomen to stimulate the liver. They are often recommended as part of a liver detox program.
  • On inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains.
  • The abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
  • The lower abdomen in cases of menstrual irregularities and uterine and ovarian cysts.
  • On your back for chronic back pain.
  • On breasts for fibrocystic cysts.

Earth Clinic Folk Remedies has this to say about castor oil cures:

A castor oil pack is placed on the skin to increase circulation and to promote elimination and healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. It is used to stimulate the liver, relieve pain, increase lymphatic circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion.

Watch this great video from  Weary T T.V. that shows you about using Castor Oil packs for children’s fever.

How to make a castor oil pack”
1) For a Castor oil pack you will need a cotton or wool flannel cloth folded in several layers to hold the oil. It`s important to get a good quality, cold-pressed oil.

2) Saturate the cloth in oil  (about 1/2 Cup) and apply it to the skin. Packs are frequently applied to the liver and intestinal areas, or joints and muscles.

3) Optional: Plastic should be placed over the pack to keep the oil from dripping.

4) Place a heating pad or hot water bottle over the pack. You want it warm enough to warm the skin below for the duration of the time the pack is on, usually one hour. You may want to cover this whole pack with an old towel as castor oil stains and will not wash out of fabric.

5) They can be used every day for weeks at a time, or a less intensive schedule would be three times a week over two weeks. Because of the antimicrobial properties of the oil, the same pack can be used over again many times before discarding. I would replace after a month’s usage.

6) After 60-90 minutes, the skin should be cleansed with a baking soda solution: 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 pint water. You can wipe this over the area you treated in the shower (if desired) and shower off.

7) Store your pack in the refrigerator.

I have read different things on the subject of how often to use the packs. The safest seems to be to use the Castor Oil packs for an hour each day for three days, off four days. If one is really ill then five days on, three days off has been suggested.


Have a tummy ache? Let these little ones show you what to do.

More links on castor oil packs:
Categories: Amazing Supplements & Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Turmeric…a most amazing healing spice! (Part 1)

I first learned about curcumin when we heard of someone with Alzheimer’s being greatly helped. We researched curcumin and found out that it was the active compound in turmeric which is one of our favorite spices. Turmeric gives Indian food its characteristic yellow/orange color.

I had already been researching turmeric to help a friend who suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was amazed at all the benefits you can have from this indian spice! Our daughter’s eczema was greatly reduced as well as my grand daughters rash for metal allergies. Then I read an article on ‘The Ultimate Anti Aging Spice,’ and guess what, it was turmeric! Now when we start talking anti aging, I am all ears!

.
In today’s world, turmeric is highly regarded as one of the universe’s most powerful healers.  Population studies have shown that elderly villagers in India appear to have the lowest rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the world, and researchers have speculated that the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin may be partly responsible. (Alzheimer’s begins as an inflammatory process in the brain, and Indians eat turmeric with almost every meal).It’s antibiotic and anti-inflammatory, and with daily ingestion, it treats and prevents many ailments – such as cancer, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, acne, and reduction of belly fat! Rutgers scientists have found that the curry spice turmeric holds real potential for the therapy and prevention of prostate cancer, especially when combined with certain vegetables.

Below is some of what I have gathered from my online research.
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Source: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html

More Turmeric Cures:
Allergies
Hay fever                  
Boils
Eczema
Menopause
Asthma
Acne
Colds
Cysts
Diabetes
Diarrhea and other bowel diseases: 1 tsp of turmeric in a glass of warm water),
Stomach Aches: (Mix honey and turmeric to help stop stomach aches)
Fatigue                                                                                                                                                                                 Beauty                                                                                                                                                                          Depression

How to Take Turmeric:
I use Turmeric in everything from eggs to tea. I would suggest you experiment with it to find the ways you could include it into your lifestyle.
Ideally, the turmeric should be in root form that is later ground before use. If you are going to buy the powdered spice form, I recommend finding the organic, non-irradiated form which many natural/health food and gourmet grocery stores usually carry in their “bulk foods” section along with other spice These should be organic and non-irradiated, and are likely to be relatively fresh…compared to those small vials of bottled spices in the stores.
One of the easiest, fastest ways to get your daily Turmeric is just to mix a small spoonful of the powder with some warm water or milk, stir briskly, and drink. I like to add honey to sweeten. Turmeric Tea…yum!
Or, sprinkle a spoon or two in your soups or seafood or meat, almost anything works with this amazingly tasty and healthy spice.
Turmeric is a root that you can enjoy it in its fresh, full splendor as part of your daily diet, right along with your existing veggies mixed in with salads or just straight as-is. Try this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli recipe.

Turmeric Capsule Dosage:
Pediatric
There is no recommended dosage for children. Consider adjusting the recommended adult dose to account for the child’s weight. Most herbal dosages for adults are calculated on the basis of a 150 lb (70 kg) adult. Therefore, if the child weighs 50 lb (20 – 25 kg), the appropriate dose of turmeric for this child would be 1/3 of the adult dosage.
Adult
The following are doses recommended for adults:
•    Cut root: 1.5 – 3 g per day
•    Dried, powdered root: 1 – 3 g per day
•    Standardized powder (curcumin): 400 – 600 mg, 3 times per day
•    Fluid extract (1:1) 30 – 90 drops a day
Tincture (1:2): 15 – 30 drops, 4 times per day

Precautions:
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and may interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider.
Turmeric is considered safe when taken at the recommended doses. However, taking large amounts of turmeric for long periods of time may produce stomach upset and, in extreme cases, ulcers. People who have gallstones or obstruction of the bile passages should talk to their doctor before taking turmeric.
If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before taking turmeric supplements. Turmeric may lower blood sugar levels, and when combined with medications for diabetes could cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Although it is safe to eat foods containing turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements.
Possible Interactions:
Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
Side effects of excessive turmeric consumption: too much turmeric may lead to constipation or sweating (counter this by drinking plenty of water), accelerated heart beats, thinning of blood (not good for people on blood thinners)”

If you are currently being treated with any medications, you should refer to this site first:
****  http://fourfoldhealing.com/2007/12/30/turmeric/

Links:
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html
http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/newsletters/04_Mar.htm#Mileage
Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric. As you should know, an herb is much more than its active ingredient.
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with anti-cancer properties. For you who would like to read a couple of studies: Iqbal M, et al. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2003 Jan;92(1):33-8) and  J Pharm Pharmacol. 2003 Jul;55(7):981-6.

Categories: Nourishing Foods & Spices | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: