Why Curcumin May Be Better For Inflammation

Why Curcumin May Be Better For Inflammation

Remember when Turmeric was a hot topic for inflammation?  Then it was Curcumin, the naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric, highly recommended for any swelling.

A few years later, we hear about absorption problems and stomach upset so how can you get the benefits of curcumin and not end up with acid reflux?

Let’s Talk Benefits First

 

This popular spice of India not only adds a rich flavor to food it is considered a superfood. It helps to fight or reverse several ailments.

  • Indigestion
  • Relieves arthritis pain
  • Treats burns
  • Boosts your immunity
  • Cancer treatment – fights tumors
  • Curcumin is rich in iron and vitamin C.
  • Brain health
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Turmeric and Curcumin

No wonder Turmeric is considered a superfood with all it’s health benefits.

The Best Way To Use Curcumin Supplements

Whether your eating turmeric or taking a curcumin supplement, it is worth noting that you need to eat fat with it. Vegetable fat isn’t enough. A hearty animal protein or a salad with an olive oil-based dressing is ideal. Also pepper of all things activates the bioavailability of this spice so it can do its job.

Bioavailability means to make it useable by your body. So if you’re eating it make sure you use pepper. If you’re supplementing make sure your product has pepper on the ingredients.

 

Another thing.

 

Curcumin or turmeric can inhibit digestive enzymes. I recommend you take your enzymes at the beginning of a meal and your supplement after you have eaten – on a full stomach.

Turmeric Or Curcumin Which Is Best?

 

Most of my patients and I prefer a formula that includes ginger instead of pepper. Remember the acid reflux I mentioned above? Ginger has a similar action to help our stomach absorb the Turmeric while also being soothing. Pepper often irritates the digestive tract.

 

What About Turmerones?

Turmerones are valuable compounds found in turmeric essential oil. Turmerones have actions that are similar to curcumin, but they have only recently been the subject of serious scientific and clinical research. So far, studies show that this essential oil can decrease inflammation better than Curcumin alone.

If you’re unhappy with your Turmeric or aren’t taking an anti-inflammatory supplement, may I recommend you look into taking it. Even if you don’t suspect inflammation in your body, the benefits to brain health are remarkable. However let’s be honest. Everyone has some form of inflammation, and the fact it may assist in reducing tumors. Taking Curcumin is a no-brainer.

How To Naturally Treat Food Poisoning

How To Naturally Treat Food Poisoning

Have you ever had an itch that burns? An itch that makes you feel like your skin is on fire? The left sole of my foot itched so deep I used a blunted tool to dig in, still no relief. It moved to my left palm, then my right pinky of all places. I had food poisoning. I had an allergic reaction.

The Ultimate Allergic Reaction

The itch, as it’s now called, moved recklessly all over my body. No place safe from the itch. A true allergic reaction. Skin irritation is so unpleasant, and the constant battle brings on fatigue and physical weakness.

It started at one of our favorite [not any longer] Mexican restaurants. By the time we’d finished eating, I knew something was wrong. My stomach was achy, so I quickly took some enzymes that I carry. Food poisoning wasn’t on my mind.

The Many Faces Of Food Poisoning

My husband felt fine until the middle of the night. He woke with all the typical food poisoning symptoms: Stomach ache, diarrhea, fever, and chills. Myself on the hand had a different response.

If you ever have a similar allergic reaction to food poisoning, here are some tips, including not eating that food again. Here’s what you can do the next time food attacks you.

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food poisoning

If you ever have a similar allergic reaction to food poisoning, here are some tips, including not eating that food again. Here’s what you can do the next time food attacks you.

The Best Natural Treatment 

Keep dietary Charcoal on hand. Take 450-580 mg on an empty stomach 2-4 times a day until all your symptoms are gone. The charcoal will bind to the toxins and move them out of your digestion. It must be taken on an empty stomach. It’s critical to wait 2 hours after taking it before eating.

Add-in with your food, Quercetin, Vitamin C, and Bromalin.

Staying Away From Western Medicine

I know many times people don’t know what they can do that is safe and natural. We hurry to get Benadryl or a steroid from the doctor. Both of these do more harm than good.  Suppressing your symptoms only makes your allergic reaction last longer because the toxins are still inside you.

If you’re in trouble with a rash or itchy skin, due to any reason, try these natural supplements. When your skin itches you’re having an allergic reaction. You can also try Allergy elimination treatments. They’re a specific acupuncture treatment to stop some allergies.  We’re happy to talk to you by phone and help you with your online order. Food poisoning is no fun.

Things You Can Do For Bursitis Or Hip Flexor Pain

Things You Can Do For Bursitis Or Hip Flexor Pain

Recently hip pain has come up quite a bit in my practice. It’s one of the things I’ve been suffering. It seems as a fellow human, whatever ‘problem’ I have, I attract. Many practitioners have this experience.

My Hip Pain

Most health providers have the same experience. If we pay attention to our problems, we become better doctors. It’s that simple. A few things I know about discomfort is whether it’s a bursitis hip or hip flexor pain. These simple tools will alleviate 80-90% of your daily pain or range limitation.

If you suffer hip arthritis, you’ll reduce the discomfort and keep your Osteoarthritis from worsening.

 

3 Ways To Relieve Hip Pain

 

Inflammatory Foods and A Bursitis Hip

My favorite food is oatmeal. Well, that’s one of them anyway. It can cause slow digestion and fermentation in the gut. Who would think oats could be inflammatory?  If a food causes you gas, bloating and stomach problems it’s going to inflame tissues. Hip arthritis is inflammatory.

We think of the AIP diet – yuck! Right?  Instead of going anti-inflammatory try to limit these food groups to once or less daily.

Dairy, Starches, and Sugar, to name a few are foods to limit. Some people include nightshades.

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hip pain

Stretch Out Your Hip Flexor Pain

Many patients, myself included can’t sing enough phrases  for taking time daily to stretch. Not once but two or three times daily. As part of my acupuncture treatment program for hip flexor pain, I recommend a set of 10-minute stretching you can do almost anywhere.

These work for bursitis hip pain too or Osteoarthritis of the hip. Make a point to walk a mile or more daily. If you can do more exercise, including lungs and squats, go for it as they move the circulation and remodel the muscle. Our tissues remodeling creates younger, healthy muscle tone.

Acupuncture Injection Therapy

Prolotherapy or acupuncture injections are part of a great way to handle muscle or joint problems. Don’t take my word for it since millions of Americans use it every year successfully. The injections are natural substances that don’t harm like cortisone shots. Considered painless injections because they use a much smaller needle just like painless acupuncture. Talk to me about this procedure or try our premiere acupuncture treatments.

Several other things are patient-specific. We can customize your treatment plan. Cupping, for instance, helps many people. Regardless if you have bursitis hip, or hip flexor pain it can be treated successfully without drugs or surgery. Hip pain doesn’t need to slow you down.

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

Yesterday I had three new patients all with knee pain. I think summer takes us outside more, don’t you? Whether it’s running around with the kids or going for a run, we do more outside when the weather is beautiful. So here are 3 tips to keep your knees healthy over the summer.

 

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

How To Help Your Knees Stay Healthy

 

  1. Improve leg muscle strength and flexibility.

These new patients had one thing in common. They all were stiff in their legs. When I examined them their backs as well were super tight. Whether you exercise at a gym, walk, or need to start, everyone needs to stretch 2-3 times daily. If your hamstrings, Quads, and back are tight it’s hard to keep your knees healthy. that’s where daily stretches come in.

Think back to when you were a child. You rolled around on the floor, darted over to what you want, and did all kinds of kid-inspired twists as you ate, watched TV or danced to the radio.

As we age, we forget to move. I sit on the floor with my legs out in front of me when I wake up. I do it before bed too. Using stairs, I stand on the bottom one with only my toes and flex my feet and ankles.

There are plenty of great books on how to improve your flexibility. In working with patients with the pain, we create a program which includes stretches for the busy person to do daily. Want to end knee pain, be active.

 

Investing In Your Body’s Health

  1. Stand straight and wear good shoes.

I loved my old high heels, but they weren’t the best shoes for my feet, knees, or posture. Most of us have turned in our 6-inch heel for a flatter flattering look. Still, finding a good shoe is an investment. This is where posture comes in too.

Wearing a cheap of low-cost shoe may cause you to stand bent over. This overtime puts your knees into a position that wears on the joints as much as hard labor. Try to stand tall. Push your shoulders back and down. Then walk. If the shoe doesn’t feel comfortable, it’s the wrong one for you. To keep your knees healthy invest in great shoes.

Prevention Is Your Top Goal – Rehabilitation Is Your Optimal Answer To Knee Pain

3. Acupuncture for recovery and prevention.

Most people wait until their knees hurt before seeking any help with the pain. What if you decided to be proactive and get acupuncture regularly?  What if you chose to take care of your body before it gives you trouble? Our knees are important for walking, running, even sitting. Prevention can keep your Knees healthy as you age, exercise or work.

Most of us do this with our mode of transportation.  If you bike or own a car, you likely do regular check-up and tune-ups. It gets costly to have your car break down. There’s the cost when you have to pay for repairs or a new vehicle. Let’s not even mention the time off from work.

You have two options wait until you have knee pain or be proactive and get acupuncture to stay in optimal shape. These 3 tips to keep your knees healthy are all preventive. However, if your knee hurt then begin now to stop the pain with these tools.