A recent scientific exploration has revealed one of the most significant discoveries supporting the power of food as medicine. This food-based medicine is turmeric (botanically called curcuma longa L.). At first, volumes of evidence exposed the anti-cancer effects of its flavonoids, specifically the phytochemical curcuminoids. As Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. states, "There is a multi-level anti-cancer process that occurs effecting the growth of cells from the use of this eastern delicacy. Additionally, it strengthens the immune system, lowers blood sugar and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its potent COX-2 enzyme inhibitor effect." Most researchers advocate that we need between 1000 and 3000 milligrams daily of this fragrant yellow "spice." Since it would be difficult to consume this level in the condiment form, it is generally suggested that we consume it as a supplement. It is also known to be helpful to take this supplement with oil rich cuisine such as sprouts, algaes, and/or condiment oils such as Hippocrates' PHYS-NEUR oil. Many researchers believe that tumeric interaction with magnesium adds to its effectiveness. Consuming foods rich in magnesium or taking a bio-available liquid magnesium supplement such as ENIVA can multiply its benefit.
We are living in a society where most of the adult population is insecure and functioning from a position of fear- fear of relating to others, of public speaking, of confronting an important issue, of letting go, of allowing the true self to emerge, etc. These insecurities and fears reflect in personal, family and social habits that compound the issues: food, alcohol and drug (ab)use; crime, violence and war, child abuse; physical and mental illness; environmental and economic irresponsibility; etc. as a result, it is easy to understand why today’s children are confused and why our society is searching for methods to overcome these fears.
It takes more than food to fill you up. Taste is only a small part of a good meal. Enjoying your food depends on how you eat, when you eat, even the company you keep while eating. So, when you’re hungry, slow down, relax, take a deep breath, and keep in mind the following suggestions:
Food is our fuel. You don?t select your gasoline based on the color of your car. So too our fuel choices should be based on what we know our body needs. We have all indulged in something that brings a smile to our face, from sight or thought alone. All too often, we are drawn in by catchy jingles and TV spots. Only to know that aching belly or extra trip to the lavatory was a result. Factors such as time, price, mood, upbringing, present company and habit influence our meal choices. Many of us try healthier options when they are presented, and may even notice differences or slight improvements in our health. Switching from soda pop to V8 is likely a step in the right direction, but it is basically like trading a can full of sugar and acid for a bottle of salt and vegetables not suitable for sale whole.