A few years ago I was desperately scowering the internet for a natural anti inflammatory, I had an injury and wasnt too keen on the idea of guzzling down the 250mg of Naproxen my doctor had prescribed everyday.
I came across Tumeric and the benefits were pretty clear. This powerful Peruvian root looked like the most powerful antioxidant in the world, people on the internet were saying that it had worked better than Naproxen and Diclofenic, which are prescribed anti inflammatory medication. The other benefits of Tumeric were outstanding and I couldn’t wait to see the benefits from adding it to my diet.
There was an old African doctor Ive always read about called Dr Sebi who advocated that all human disease and illness is caused from mucus and inflammation in the body. Did you know the actual antioxidant in fruit and veg is held within their colour?! Due to phytochemical properties (plant pigments). It makes sense then that the colour of Tumeric is so potent (it’s used to make rice yellow) and will literally stain anything it comes into contact with. Therefore the antioxidant count is seriously high! This is why we are often told to eat a ‘rainbow’ because all the different colours are different types of antioxidants.
Throughout history turmeric has been used as a treatment for a variety of internal disorders, such as indigestion, throat infections, common colds, or liver ailments, as well as topically, to cleanse wounds or treat skin sores as it possesses strong antiviral properties that have a direct effect on influenza infections, or their prevention. According to a study published in a 2009 edition of “Emerging Infectious Diseases,” curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) can reduce viral replication by over 90 percent in laboratory cells infected with influenza varieties. Curcumin decreased viral replication in infected cells, but also seemed to protect other cells from becoming infected. The researchers suggest that curcumin-rich turmeric is a viable candidate for treating influenza naturally, as it can interfere with the replication process in viruses and other microbes. Studies have found that curcumin activates the gene hemeoxygenase-1 within the hippocampus of the brain, which causes the production of bilirubin, a powerful antioxidant. Curcumin also has its own antioxidant abilities and scavenges free radicals, which enhances the body’s immune system and better enables it to handle infections. Regular consumption has proven it can reduce the risk of cancer, slow down tumour growth and aid in neuron repair, improving general memory and brainpower.
All these health benefits were pretty obviously recognised when tested. I was able to recover from a common cold much quicker than usual and consistently managed to avoid the onset of any viral or bacterial infections. When you work in a very social environment like I do it is more common to pick up germs from one another. Your immune system becomes weak and is further weakened by the stress you put your body under whilst training and coaching. At times work started early and finished late and my immune system took a huge battering. Once I began taking in the turmeric I could feel the instant ‘shield’ on my immune system. It sounds crazy but we all ‘feel our body’ and are a lot more intuitive than we think. I could feel the protection. Then my mind realised it too when I was fighting off all the colds going around, I had turned invisible! And was usually the first to go down when flu truck!
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There is only one thing you can do to help your body be healthy, protect it!