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!
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!