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Turmeric Curcumin continues to amaze researchers and medical professionals with its clinical study-backed advantages of this over-looked supplement star. With anti-inflammatory benefits that surpass many man-made solutions, Turmeric is the increasing golden-child in natural treatments circles. Discover the wellness options Turmeric presents: both concealed and well-known. You could be shocked to find you could benefit, as it is the thought about the most powerful all-around natural supplement offered.

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  • 1.Turmeric Benefits The Natural Anti-Inflammatory Health Benefits of the "Spice of Life" Supplement that Is Winning Over Doctors and Scientists Around the World

2. What if there was a natural product, a spice actually, that has existed for thousands of years, offered potential medicinal health benefits of numerous pharmaceutical drugs on the market, and treated a wide variety of conditions? There is such a product, and it now comes in the form of an easy to take supplement. Turmeric is much more than the wonder spice that makes Indian curry taste oh-so good. It seems every day more and more research is released on the potential health benefits you may discover by taking this supplement. But, what is it about Turmeric that makes it so special? This report will answer that question and likely a whole lot more. This report is a compilation of some of the incredible amount of readily available data and statistics already out on the potential benefits of using the supplement Turmeric. While the information is based on medical and scientific studies, this report in no way claims that Turmeric is a cure for what ails you, as each individual is different, nor is it a means to diagnose your condition or illness. While the benefits of Turmeric seem to outweigh any possible negatives, you should always consult your qualified health professional/doctor before taking it or any other supplement or alternative medicine to see if it is right for you. So, you might be asking yourself Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 2 - Turmeric Benefits 3. What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a plant that looks a lot like its distant cousin ginger. The root, or rhizome, has a tough brown skin and bright- orange flesh, and it offers the scent of citrusy orange with a touch of ginger. The root is usually boiled or steamed. Then, it is dried and ground up to create the spice that is commonly used in Indian and Asian cuisine. But, it is not the peppery, warm, and perhaps a bit on the bitter side taste that makes Turmeric a favorite go-to cooking ingredient for Indian culinary chefs; it is the fact this little gem can provide a beautiful yellowish golden hue to the dishes it is added to. In fact, many refer to Turmeric as Indian Saffron. Turmeric is the main ingredient in Indian Curry and is what makes American mustard yellow. From lentils to stews and rice to even pickles, this sun-colored seasoning is a popular choice. But wait! There is even something more important that makes this little ray of sun have even more reason to shine! Not only is Turmeric used to flavor and color foods, but it has incredible health benefits. In fact, it has been used for centuries in eastern cultures to heal and has finally drawn the attention of Western doctors and scientists who are studying its potential preventative and curative powers. Turmeric is one of the safest, most ancient and easily accessible home remedies in the world. -Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, Director of Neurology at Wellspring Health and Dr. Oz Expert Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 3 - 4. Used as both medicine and food for centuries, accumulating evidence suggests that this relative of ginger is a promising preventive agent for a wide range of diseases. -Dr. Andrew Weil founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 4 - 5. The "Go-to" Spice for Health for Thousands of Years If I had only one single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish." -Dr. David Frawely, founder/director of the American Institute for Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico Turmeric Benefits Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years. Originally, it was primarily used as a dye, then for cosmetic uses and finally the medicinal benefits of Turmeric were discovered. Turmeric played a significant role in the Indian medical science Ayurveda. There is also much evidence that shows Turmeric was used as a part of traditional Chinese medicine around 1,000 years ago. While it seems that Turmeric has always been a big part of Eastern medicine, it did not make its way West until the 20th century. Today, there have been numerous studies showcasing the incredible health benefits of Turmeric. So, what exactly is it that this wonder drug is said to do for the body? Get ready to be amazed because the list of Turmeric's potential benefits is long. Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 5 - 6. What Can Turmeric Do For Me? When Shakespeare wrote, How do I love thee, let me count the ways, he was most likely not referring to the herbal advantages of the supplement Turmeric. He might as well been because there certainly are a lot of ways in which to love it, so many ways in fact that trying to explain them all would take a book! Since your time is valued, this report will focus on the main health benefits and components. To quote, restate, and report on every finding that has been done and is still being performed on Turmericwould take up an entire book. Turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects. -Dr. James A. Duke, PhD, Ethnobotanist, Scientist, Educator, Writer Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 6 - 7. Turmeric as an Antioxidant You may hear a lot of talk about how important antioxidants are, but do you know what the extreme benefits of Turmerics antioxidant properties are? According to the National Institutes of Health, antioxidants are vitamins and other nutrients that help protect your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of digestion, and toxins found in the environment, that may contribute to serious health problems like cancer and heart disease. This is why doctors say you should eat more fruits and vegetables, as they contain the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to battle all those free radicals. Think of it this way: Toxins and other free radicals are like the bad guys, and antioxidants are the good ones trying to run the bad guys out of town. And, no antioxidant can battle the dark forces of toxins and other free radicals better than Turmeric. In fact, Turmerics antioxidant properties are five to eight times stronger than vitamins C and E. So, this all sounds great, but what can Turmeric as an antioxidant really do for me? you still might be saying. Well, do you ever eat fried chicken, pizza, or greasy fast food? If so, you might find this little tidbit quite interesting. A study conducted by Penn State found that the use of Turmeric, along with other antioxidant spices, reduced the negative effects of high-fat meals, lowering insulin response by about 20 percent. Talk about having a burger your way. Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 7 - 8. Turmeric is promoted mainly as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy and is said to produce fewer side effects than commonly used pain relievers. -American Cancer Society Webpage Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 8 - 9. Turmeric as an Anti-Inflammatory Have you ever sprained your ankle, had a sinus infection, or been stung by a bee? If you answered yes, then you already are familiar with what inflammation is. Inflammation is the bodys response to infection, irritation, and injury. It can cause swelling, redness, and sometimes a whole lot of pain. While your body needs some level of inflammation to remain healthy, if your immune system mistakenly triggers an inflammatory response when there really is no threat, you may end up with too much inflammation which is how acute conditions such as asthma, allergies, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and a whole lot more can start. Turmeric was often used for this very purpose centuries ago in India and in Chinese medicine as a way to naturally rid the body of the excess inflammation. Today, many people turn to pain relievers or prescription drugs to help with inflammation. However, extreme use of these types of medicines are now being linked to very serious side effects such as cardiovascular problems, gastrointestinal harm, and kidney and/or liver damage. Wow! You take one thing to help get rid of another and end up with something completely different. Talk about a vicious cycle. But, Turmeric is said to be just as effective, if not even more so. Plus, it has fewer side effects. World renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke, PhD did an in-depth study on Turmeric and found that it contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including six different COX-2-inhibitors (COX-2 is the nasty stuff that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation, while the inhibitors are what block it). Turmeric Benefits Copyright 2014 Pure Health Origins - 9 10. Even though there are 24 compounds, there seems to be much attention given to the one known as Curcumin. One such study was done with osteoarthritis patients who added 200 mg of curcumin a day to their treatment plan. The end results of the patients who took this compound were reduced pain and increased mobility. The control group, which received no curcumin, had no significant improvements. And, that was when they took just one isolated compound out of the 24 compounds found in Turmeric. Remember, the entire Turmeric plant contains 24 anti- inflammatory compounds; those folks might have been dancing a jig if they took the whole root rhizome Turmeric supplement. Curcumin (one of the components in Turmeric) has broad anti-cancer effects during initiation, promotion, and progression of tumors can cause cancer to regress has action against carcinogens substantially reduces the formation of mutagenic (cancer causing) chemicals and eliminates DNA damage to prevent the developmen