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I was reminded this morning that some of the daily or regular practices we incorporate into our health and wellbeing strategy are very foreign to others.
Turmeric seems to be a bit of a buzz “supplement” at the moment and certainly has been shown to have some amazing health benefits. It is well regarded as one of the most potent anti-inflammatories know to man. However what I have found is that by just taking the spice, caps or tablets alone, the body doesn’t absorb the important compound curcumin very well.
So how do we absorb it more readily?
Many companies will suggest that combining Turmeric with Black Pepper or Cayenne Pepper, then the Bioperine will assist in absorption. Me personally, I’m not totally convinced that it’s the most effective way, although it does marginally seem to help further absorption opposed to just ingesting it in spice or tablet form.
I’m a big fan of Dr Russel Blaylocks work. A board certified Neuroscientist and Health Care Practitioner, Blaylock has compiled some amazing research in this space over a long period of time.
Blaylock along with many others, suggest that the best way to absorb the goodies from Turmeric is to mix it with good fats – i.e. Coconut Oil, Olive Oil or Ghee.
This is an awesome snapshot of the benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin and how to incorporate it into your wellness strategy.
Mixing Turmeric with good fats makes much more sense to me. When you look at the cultures who traditionally use Turmeric in cooking, you will usually find a good source of fat as a staple in these dishes. For example, so many Ayurvedic and Indian dishes incorporate Turmeric and Ghee.
So how do you incorporate Turmeric into your diet?
Well, below are a few suggestions I’ve played around with:
- If you just want to take it without enjoying it in food, I’ve used these caps and find them to be good: www.optimoz.com.au/products/organic-turmeric
- Cook with it with love! Make sure you use one of the good fats/oils. Look at some Ayurvedic or Indian recipes.
- Mix it with one of the oils mentioned and drink it – the ultimate mix would be to mix it with this product: www.optimoz.com.au/products/bulletproof-upgraded-brain-octane.
- My favourite way… make up hot tonics! Combine it in a tea based tonic with the brain octane, ghee, medicinal mushrooms (i.e. superfeast) and a bunch of other good stuff like cinnamon, cacao etc – play around with the recipes. I have an awesome one for a turmeric/cacao late – I call it a golden gaytime
Reap the potential natural benefits such as:
- Reduce and fight inflammation (studies have shown big impacts fighting against alzheimers and cancer)
- Anti-aging – decalcifies the pineal gland which is the gland in the brain widely suggested to control the ageing process
So maybe before submitting to a lifetime of pharmaceutical drug depandancy, maybe take a look at the multitude of studies by qualified doctors, health care professionals, dieticians, natural health strategists and scientists sprouting the benefits of some of the amazing natural healing compounds readily available to us. Many are most likely in your pantry already!
All of the above is shared form my perspective and from reading extensive research by qualified professionals. In an age of so much available information, it is so easy to get lost these days in what’s “true, proven and correct”.
For me the ultimate “proof” is in discernment. What is the agenda? What are the results people are getting? Then to me nothing beats personal trial and experience. Then by judging the results that show up in your life, to me is the ultimate measure.
Happiness and Health to you