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.

Finding Constipation Pain Relief

Finding Constipation Pain Relief

Nothing sucks more than feeling bloated and gassy. It’s that crappy feeling when you can’t go. So, ask yourself are you constipated? I’m going to help you get going on knowing what to do to get going safely. What you need is constipation pain relief.constipation pain relief concept

What Is Constipation?

Doctors and practitioners like myself call this gastric distress too. The whole colon or your intestines are blocked. In their opening statement, the 2018 Expert Consensus Document created by the International Working Group for Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function they said, “Disturbances of gastric, intestinal and colonic motor and sensory functions affect a large portion of the population worldwide.”

What is Causing The Slow Down In Your Gut?

That’s a mouth-full. They’re saying most people are constipated.  They came away with many constipation pain relief ideas including prebiotics and probiotics. I’d could tell you this just based on over 29 years of being a licensed health provider! The key issue is the lack of frequency of bowel movements. Hey, many people are searching for constipation pain relief, and they want it quick. Not so fast though, what is causing the constipation?constipation pain relief concept

Most people do not go poop often enough. If you think you’re the one, don’t be embarrassed! Most people have the same problem. It can be caused by SIBO or another digestion problem

Weight Gain and More

It leads to weight gain, feeling bloating, being tired, and can cause lack of focus. How?  Waste or stool is toxic to you if it hangs around. Think of the lovely smell that you don’t want to hang around once you go. That’s inside you until you do! The action I like to take with clients is acupuncture and a ‘SIBO’ questionnaire. You likely don’t have SIBO; this rules that out.

Then we can formulate a natural treatment plan for you.

The National Institutes of Health or NIH, reports that people who have fewer than three bowel movements a week have an issue with motility or movement of their bowels. Taking just magnesium will not solve the problem.

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Could It Be Your Prescription Medicine?

A big factor today is drugs that people take. These cause bowel problems making constipation pain relief a big product market. It’s impossible if you take drugs or have a compromised digestion to make it through a day without natural support for your gut.

Here’s a list of medicines that can make you constipated.

  • Antacids containing aluminum and calcium
  • Anticholinergics/antispasmodics
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihypertensives
  • Antipsychotics
  • Bile acid sequestrants
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Iron supplements
  • Opiates

Tips For Stomach PainSIBO concept

Of course, most medical doctors recommend increasing your fiber and water intake. Many will suggest a constipation medicine with side-effects and long-term health problems.  For many, this isn’t a fix at all. Maybe you just won’t eat more fiber because you live, breath and consume fiber all day. I have help for you that is natural.

What to take for constipation can be a natural solution. A 2017 Study published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology showed that probiotics significantly increase how much you go poop. [It’s okay to use that word, honest]

SIBO Or Other Considerations

Knowing why your bowels aren’t moving is your first step. Taking probiotics if you have SIBO can actually make it worse. Back to magnesium. For many this is a safe bet until you either do my SIBO Questionnaire or lab work. Even if you suffer leaky gut, candida, or acid reflux with bowel motility problems you’ll need to have more information.

A 2007 study published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reported if you’re low in magnesium, you’re likely constipated. In doing micro-nutrient lab workups on in-office patients, I find 50% of the patients are indeed suffering from low magnesium. When working with virtual [phone] coaching clients we can use their whole symptoms picture to see if magnesium is a fit.

When asking yourself, are you constipated, remember you should have one to three bowel movements daily. What goes in needs to come out. If you’re looking for constipation pain relief  give us a call.

This article was update 9-2019

Why Doctors Can’t Fix Restless Leg Syndrome

Why Doctors Can’t Fix Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg Syndrome is downright terrible. I can’t remember when I didn’t have it. It may have started when I was pregnant for the first time over thirty years ago. That’s a long time to suffer.restless leg syndrome

There are times when I feel it creeping up my leg like bugs walking on my skin. My leg flies in the air with a jerk. Then there’s the tingling feeling on the back of my thigh. Little prickly pins move down toward my knee most often on the back of my leg. Recently my ankle will just all of a sudden get a twinge and my foot jets out kicking whatever is in front of me.

What is your restless leg like?  Does it affect both legs like mine did before I got Plantar Fasciitis? Are you just living with it – hoping for a cure? For me, the cure came in the form of the Pure Wave Massage unit.

Why Doctors Can’t Fix Restless Leg

So what is this thing that doctors can’t fix?  What causes it and why do more women than men get it?  All great questions still answers are elusive.

If you have it then getting sleep is tough. How do you do at the theater, a long movie or concert?  For me, I fill with dread when the audience [me] return to the theater after an intermission. The poor person in front of me is in for a treat as my leg begins to kick their seat out of control.

Recently we saw Hamilton. I used the Pure Wave Massage unit before we left for Denver Performing Arts and had no restless leg syndrome!

Leg Spasms
RLS restless leg

RLS, as it is known, is a disorder of the nervous system. Western medicine calls it a disorder. I call it a pain in the butt – literally at times.

While only about 10% of the population get it, more women have it. There’s no age that it effects. Western medicine will try to tell you that it might be in your genes. I doubt that. What I do believe.

Three Factors Play A Role In RLS

  1. Pregnancy like with The problem is for many it doesn’t go away. In Asian medicine, it is believed to be because of blood changes to the mom during pregnancy. This means hormones go wacky. Also, it is likely due to blood loss during delivery and the hormone changes.Many women become iron deficient, giving birth, and there is strong research pointing to anemia as a temporary cause.
  2. Chronic illness like diabetes or peripheral neuropathy often involves Restless leg syndrome is associated with other diseases such as Parkinson’s, Kidney issues, or autoimmune.restless leg syndrome, rls
  3. Tight muscles. This is the most common. There can be vitamin deficiency too. Vitamin D and all B Vitamins can greatly help a person. So why muscles.When our muscles stay tight, they limit the flow of blood, nerve responses, and create tension in that part of the body. Have you ever experienced tight, stressed shoulders?  It’s the same thing with legs. They get tight and unless we do deep massage daily restless leg syndrome with lessening or be gone for days. I prefer the Pure Wave Massage unit because I can do it myself and it has several different attachments.

As an acupuncturist and online health coach it’s so easy to treat my patients. Simply the process of acupuncture and my Pure Wave Intense Massage gives a better and deeper treatment with better success.

I hope if you have restless leg syndrome this article is helpful. If you are looking for what to do at home to eliminate or lessen your RLS try the Pure Wave.  

 

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