Your Daily #RAtip: Eat Turmeric

Here's another of my top 10 foods for RA (and wellness in general), and one of my favorite daily go-to foods.

Simply put, turmeric is super bad-ass, and if you're not consuming it you probably should. It's long been used in Chinese and Indian healing systems for inflammation and pain.

Turmeric is a potent and safe anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and in numerous studies has been shown to perform as well as hydrocortisone and Motrin, without the toxicity and side effects.

Turmeric is particularly useful for those with RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, IBD, CROHN'S AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS, and is currently being studied for use in the treatment and prevention of Cystic Fibrosis and many forms of cancer.

Additionally (as if that weren't enough already!), turmeric has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve cardiac function, and prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

You can brew Ginger Tea from the fresh root, juice the root, cook with the powder, or warm up a batch of my yummy Healing Elixir. Capsule formulations of curcumin, the active component in turmeric, are another option. Make sure you choose a formulation that includes black pepper. Check with your health care provider before starting new supplements.

Have a great day y'all, wishing you good health! 

Posted on January 29, 2015 .