Turmeric helps stop leaks caused by IBS

There’s just no helping some people…

A somewhat close friend has been dealing with an embarrassing problem – Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short.

Fortunately, he’s not yet suffering with the severe symptoms like internal bleeding or sharp abdominal pain.

But IBS has caused him one stinker of a problem.

Without getting into the gruesome details, he’s leaking from part of his body that shouldn’t be leaking. You know what I’m talking about. It’s a hygiene problem and a social problem (it’s also the reason millions of adults now carry baby wipes).

In addition to outlining a healthy diet that would be gentler his insides, I suggested a natural remedy that would help address the root cause of IBS – inflammation. I said he should try turmeric.

He Called It Snake Oil

It’s good to be skeptical, but when something like turmeric has been used for over a 1000 years to relieve a health problem you’re dealing with, why not give it a try?

Even modern science has taken interest in turmeric and discovered that yes, this stuff is kind of amazing.

From the University of Maryland Medical Center:

“Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.

Curcumin [Turmeric] is also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

In addition, curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots.”

Cooling Off At The Cellular Level

Turmeric helps lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.

Inflammation is the wicked spark that ignites a long list of health problems. The problems inflammation causes can be problems we’re stuck with for life. Irritable bowels, arthritis, high cholesterol, are just a few afflictions it can cause.

Turmeric helps “cool off” your insides.

You Have To Give Turmeric a Chance To Work

A common mistake people make with natural remedies is they expect them to work instantly. It can take years to create health problems so you can’t make them disappear overnight. Try turmeric for a few weeks, and I think you’ll be surprised at what this little yellow root can do for you.

Fresh Turmeric vs. Supplements

I prefer fresh turmeric, but it can be hard to find. If you do go with fresh turmeric, combine it with fresh ground black pepper to help enhance nutrient absorption.

The next best option is an extract. Good extracts are highly concentrated so you only need a few drops a day. Make sure the brand you use is properly certified. Natural supplements are notorious for false labeling. Also make sure it’s formulated for high absorption. Cheap extracts don’t bother doing this and the turmeric passes right through you and out with your urine.

PS. My friend cleaned up his diet. It helped, but he’s still leaking from you-know-where. I really need more open minded friends.

PPS. Avoid turmeric from the grocery store if it’s health benefits you’re after. It’s fine for cooking, but doesn’t contain enough active ingredients to cure anything.

Powdered Greens Are Better Than Juicing & Blending For 3 Reasons

If prepping loads of fruits and veggies, and dealing with the cleanup sounds like a pain – powdered greens might work better for you. Just mix a scoop of green powder with water or juice and you can get most of the health benefits you get from fresh juice.

If you travel, or would enjoy making yourself a healthy drink at work, powdered greens are a better choice than juicing and blending for three reasons:

1) Convenience. Carrying a blender or juicers, and a bushel of fruits and vegetables is not practical

2) Fresh juice and smoothies spoil fast. You can take powdered greens with you and whenever you feel like making yourself a healthy drink, just add liquid and you’re set.

3) It’s cheaper. There’s no expensive device to buy. And a serving of powdered greens costs less than $1 a serving. You can easily spend 4 or 5 times more on fresh juice and smoothies.

Simple solution for toxic television

I hope you had a joy filled weekend. In this blog post we’re going to talk about eliminating something toxic…

I have never seen the media spread so much politically fueled hatred in my life.

And it’s not just politics. The news is filled with divisive stories about gender, race, religion. It’s happening all over the world.

I’m suggesting a simple solution: Turn off your TV.

It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about these issues, or challenge yourself to make life on this planet more pleasant for everyone.

I’m suggesting you be mindful of how you respond to what the media is feeding you. Does it trigger anxiety? Make you mad? Intolerant of people different from you? If so, turn if off. There’s no good reason to invite that kind of negativity into your life.

The best way to restore your faith in humanity is to experience humanity first hand. Turn off your TV. Walk through your neighborhood. Give a smile, a nod, and a hello to passersby.

I think you’ll find that most folks are a joy to be around. At the very least they’re people who want to mind their business and won’t bother you if you don’t bother them.

For Americans, the toxic media is just getting warmed up

You probably noticed that presidential election coverage has dominated the news. Everyone pointing fingers, telling you who to like, who to hate, who to blame, telling you what you want to hear. It’s nauseating.

And the election is 426 days away!

This is just a small taste of what’s to come a year from now. It’s going to get worse. Much worse.

My humble advice is to shut it off.