If you have Pain then you also have Inflammation as the both go hand and hand.
It is all too easy to reach for the anti-inflammatory drugs in the cupboard to reduce the pain, but they come with consequence’s called side effects.
Some of the side effects can be rather nasty like ulcers, so then you need another drug to treat your ulcers.
But wait there is an alternative, you could use herbs. There are many herbs that can reduce inflammation but one stands tall and is unwavering, Turmeric.
There is a lot of talk of late about this spice and its healing properties, but we must be mindful of how it is consumed to get its full benefits.
The first thing is, its fat soluble which means you need a fat to accompany it to absorb it properly, the second is pepper also aids the absorption.
Turmeric is fat soluble—meaning it dissolves in fats. Without the fats binding it, the turmeric struggles to make it through the liver and stomach without being absorbed prematurely, and into the small intestines where it can be transferred through to the blood.
Unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. As a result, you could be missing out on its advantages to health. However, adding black pepper can help.
So if you are buying this as a supplement then check the label to insure it has these things as well included in the capule.
Supplements are good but food is better and if you can eat yourself well you will have more money in your pocket to spend on something nice for yourself.
I found this recipe and wish to share it with you, all of the ingredients are in my pantry so I figure they should be in yours, if not a quick trip to the supermarket will be needed.
I recommend eating several of these a day
to reduce inflammation, and aid in pain management.
2 C Water
1 tsp Turmeric ground
3 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
4 Tbsp Gelatine powder
½ tsp ground black pepper
In a pot, combine water turmeric, honey, and coconut oil. On medium heat stirring continuously blend this until all is combined well, remove from heat and sprinkle the gelatine powder into the warm liquid, whisking vigorously for about 1 minute, ensuring the powder is completely dissolved.
Pour into a Pyrex dis approx. 20cm x 15cm then refrigerate for 2 hours, or until it is firm and you can cut into squares with a knife.
Store in an airtight container, Will keep up to 7 days in the fridge.
For more on this subject and a recipe for a Turmeric Latte, check out another blog here:
I hope this has been helpful to better your health and well being.
Raelle Connolly ND. Hom.