Inspired to try Turmeric

Inspire.com is a wonderful tool for people with specific health concerns to discuss their conditions with people who understand what they are going through. I use it as a source for new treatments and to provide guidance and encouragement where I can.

Through Inspire, I’ve been connected with newly diagnosed psoriasis sufferers, people who have been battling spots for half their lives, moms, wives + siblings of people with psoriasis. That goes to show that it’s not just a disease affecting the person with it, it affects your families and friends as well. Because psoriasis is not “one size fits all,” I’m constantly on the lookout for new holistic treatments and relief. Inspire provides fabulous research and conversations for that new information. A recent discussion on the results of turmeric supplements sparked my interest in the healing benefits of the spice.

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family native to South India and Indonesia that has many health benefits. In addition to its natural healing qualities, it can be used for culinary purposes and as a hair & textile dye. The colorful pigments and other active elements in turmeric are known for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, so it’s a natural fit within the objectives of my new nutrition plan. Turmeric treatments are also commonly used to treat allergy and sinus problems, so this could be doubly beneficial as spring is coming quickly and puffy eyes aren’t cute!

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Today is day one for turmeric + me. In addition to quite a few supplements (daily vitamin, acidophilus, fish oil, milk thistle, iron), I will be incorporating 500mg of turmeric, in pill form, into my daily routine. Even though I wish daily for a quick fix, I know results won’t come overnight. The research I’ve done says that my people begin to see results within a few weeks, so fingers crossed and I’ll be sure to report back my (hopeful) success in early May!

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10 thoughts on “Inspired to try Turmeric

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  2. Good luck. hope you don’t mind me using you as a guinea pig for tyring tumeric. Let me know how it goes down.. fingers crossed!

  3. I tried turmeric for a while in a supplement, but I have trouble sticking to those types of routines. You seem to be much more methodical with diet and supplements than I have the time to be. Shame on me. I can’t really pinpoint many of my dietary triggers and usually attribute most breakouts to increased stress levels due to insane work, school, and family schedules. I started on Humira injections a few weeks ago, and so far they are working great! I still have 30-40% coverage, but all of the spots are lightening, and almost all of the psoriasis that was covering my face and neck has disappeared, which is hugely important as far as self esteem in public is concerned. I’m excited to continue with these injections…

    At any rate, nice post, and I wish you the best of luck with the turmeric!

    God bless!

    • Thanks Steven. I think it’s still too early to tell and I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it feels like it’s making a positive impact. I’ve only recently put that stake in the ground to make my diet, supplements and exercise a priority. I was sick of reacting to my skin instead of proactively working with it. Humira works great! I was on it for about a year, but I could never get used to giving myself the shots! I’d stand in the bathroom holding the needle and counting to three – for an hour! Best of luck to you and stay positive 🙂

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