“There is no panacea. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really great natural remedies.” ~Ã‚Â Dr. Bruce Eichelberger
Inflammation is everywhere in your body.
Modern research shows that inflammation is a cause, or contributing factor for most chronic illness. Among these:
- Heart Disease
- Irritable Bowel
And when it comes to less severe chronic problems, you’ll find it there as well. Those daily aches and pains? Inflammation. That fatigue? Inflammation. Fuzzy headed? Yep, inflammation again.
As you’ve read in past articles, this response is a good thing for acute injury. It’s your body’s natural way to fight infection and promote healing.
But when there are constant micro-traumas, the response becomes chronic. This is when it’s not such a good thing.
Want to avoid these issues? Reduce the inflammatory response in your body. The root source of inflammation is what you eat. Simply avoiding packaged, processed foods will go a long way. Instead, eat whole, natural foods.
You might be asking what this has to do with the title of this article. A lot.
You’ve read before in Balance Point about curcumin. It is the active part of the spice, turmeric. You’ll find it many Asian foods. It’s what adds the reddish-orange color to it.
Much research has gone into discovering the benefits of this spice. Here is a quick overview1,2:
- It modulates blood sugar.
- It improves insulin receptor activity.
- It helps the liver lower triglycerides.
- It is an antioxidant.
- It reduces inflammation-mediating substances.
- It targets 10 factors involved in cancer development.
And on top of all this, it is extraordinarily safe. It can be used in up to 12 gram doses safely.
Can you think of any other herbal supplement that has this many benefits? Me neither.
My favorite way to take this supplement besides in food, is the standardized version from Pure Encapsulations. It’s called Curcuma-Sorb. Since this is a “sell to doctors only” company, you have to go through a health care professional to get it. Alternatively, you can get it at this web site.
All the best to you for your health and happiness,