(Video) Curcumin Protection to the Rescue?
I am guilty of looking for ways to simplify my life by using nutrients to counteract less than optimal eating habits and sometimes you have no idea what is being served.
When you read a food label, do you always understand what those ingredients mean and whether or not that food is a whoopsie!?
I don’t. I have been guilty of depending too much on nutrients to counteract bad choices and not enough time learning better choices as the place to start…
If you’re guilty sometimes of depending too much on counteracting the effects of bad choices, this video probably has more value than gold to you.
Those who lose their health chase it by spending all the’ve created and saved.
This video can start a path to simple solutions about the food we’re fed so that we can make easy choices to maintain, regain or maximize lost health.
Curcumin May Help Lower Your Inflammation
By Dr. Mercola
About 34 percent of Americans have metabolic syndrome,1 which is a term used to describe a cluster of symptoms that increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other chronic disease.
Those symptoms include a large waistline, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low levels of HDL cholesterol, and high levels of triglycerides. Though they may seem, at first, to be very different symptoms.
They have a common underlying thread, as does metabolic syndrome and related heart disease… in a word “inflammation.” Chronic inflammation is associated with metabolic syndrome, with researchers in one journal noting:2
“It has become evident that the inflammatory condition that is associated with obesity and overweight plays an important part in the aetiology of the metabolic syndrome and largely contributes to the related pathological outcomes.”
It makes sense, then, that curcumin – one of the most potent anti-inflammatories in nature – would also help to lower inflammation in people with the disorder.
Daily Curcumin Lowers Inflammation and Blood Sugar Levels in People
Researchers enrolled 117 people diagnosed with metabolic syndrome in a study to determine curcumin’s effects on inflammation. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the yellow curry spice turmeric. Half of the participants took one gram of curcumin powder daily for eight weeks while the other half received a placebo pill.
At the end of the study, the curcumin group had lower levels of three blood markers of inflammation, including C-reactive protein (CRP), along with lower fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c (a measure of longer term blood sugar levels).3
For comparison, the placebo group had higher blood sugar levels and increased inflammation after the eight weeks. When the researchers evaluated eight previous studies, they, too, confirmed that curcumin lead to reductions in CRP levels.
They concluded that short-term supplementation with bioavailable curcumin significantly improves oxidative and inflammatory status in people with metabolic syndrome, and could be regarded as a “natural, safe and effective CRP-lowering agent.”4
Curcumin May Have Over 150 Therapeutic Properties
Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Lustig About Sugar Addiction
(Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California in San Francisco (USCF))