Turmeric wasn't a spice I was familiar with back in the day, and if I'm honest, I didn't even have it in the kitchen. But that all changed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My Naturopath (at the time), Janet Schloss, prescribed a liquid curcumin concentrate supplement for its many health benefits while my body was still recovering from my cancer treatments.
Did you know when the turmeric plant is broken down that it's made up of curcuminoids? And that curcumin is the most important component of turmeric because of its healing benefits.
So it's no surprise that turmeric's now a hero in my kitchen. Better late than never I always say. I still take my liquid curcumin concentrate supplement. Then there's the fresh organic turmeric root I steep in my detox tea as soon as I get up in the morning. Lastly is the organic turmeric powder that lives in my pantry for all kinds of recipes.
There are so many health benefits of turmeric but for someone like myself who's a cancer patient with chemotherapy-induced fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammation and depression, here are the reasons why I use it:
- Cancer Prevention
- Strong Antioxidant
- Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Natural Anti-Inflammatory
- Helps Depression
All this from a natural product. The best part is there are no known side effects like you get with taking pharmaceuticals. As I've mentioned before, we are what we eat and supplement. That's why it's equally as important to make informed decisions when it comes to our bodies needs.
I like to try different things then wait and see if or how my body responds to it. That's the truest testament to what works or what doesn't work for me.
So have you tried taking turmeric? If so, what for and did it work for you? Or do you simply just love the taste of it and use it in your recipes? I'd love to hear your experiences with turmeric so leave me a comment.