What is Turmeric and How Can It Help You?

If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor, chances are you’re familiar with pain and inflammation.

Recently, a new trend emerged in the health food world that promises to treat pain, inflammation and so much more. This new super food is actually an ancient spice: turmeric.

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in recipes and medicine all across India and Southeast Asia. Despite this, we are just now realizing turmeric’s full health benefits.

Turmeric can help with inflammation.

There are many different ailments and diseases caused by inflammation. A substance in turmeric, curcumin, significantly reduces certain enzymes that cause bodily inflammation. Even better, it does this without any of the major side effects that come with most prescription anti-inflammatory drugs.

Joint pain and arthritis can be reduced with regular turmeric consumption.

Because turmeric aids with inflammation, it can seriously reduce joint pains. in fact, a clinical trial showed that turmeric reduces acute pain similarly to Tylenol. For anyone regularly seeing a chiropractor for aches and pains, turmeric would be a great addition to that health regimen.

One doctor even witnessed turmeric help one of his patients recover from surgery significantly faster than expected.

In an opinion piece in Time magazine, a doctor describes his encounter with an elderly patient who recovered in days from hip surgery. The assistance provided by turmeric shocked him so much, that he started taking supplements himself after the encounter.

So, how can you include turmeric in your daily life?

If this post convinced you to start cooking with turmeric, you’re in luck. Due to turmeric’s rapid increase in popularity, hundreds of turmeric filled recipes are on the internet. You can make everything from smoothies, to rice bowls, to the famous (and delicious) golden milk.

If you’re experiencing pains like we described in this blog post, you may be a great candidate for both turmeric and chiropractic care.

Turmeric, while a great natural treatment, can only do so much on its own. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today to find out how chiropractic can help you.

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