7 Amazing Health Benefits By Eating Turmeric

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7 Amazing Health Benefits By Eating Turmeric

Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is incredibly healthy for body and brain. Turmeric has a number of, clinically proven, health benefits that you can read more about here. We hope you are convinced to include more of this healthy herb in your own diet. Do you have input? Use the comment box below or ours Facebook Page - feel free to share the post.

 



The story behind turmeric

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and a medicinal herb - in fact, it is this spice that gives curry its characteristic yellow color. The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin and is a strong antioxidant with strong anti-inflammatory (fighting inflammation) properties.

 

1. Turmeric can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's is one of the leading neurodegenerative diseases in the world - and a major cause of dementia. There are no definitive treatments for this disease, but it has been seen that inflammatory reactions and oxidative damage play a role in the development of this disorder. As is well known, turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory effects and it has also been proven that curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier - which means that the drugs can actually reach the affected areas. (1, 2)

 

However, we see the most important effect through a study that showed that curcumin can reduce plaque formation - which is the main cause of Alzheimer's. (3)

 

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Clinically proven effect on depression

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Curcumin has shown very exciting results as a potential treatment for depression.

 

In a randomized study with 60 participants, divided into three groups, the patients who received curcumin as treatment had almost as good results as the drug prozac (a known antidepressant that is marketed as Fontex Lilly in Norway). It was seen that the group that received both treatment methods in combination had the best results. (5) There are other studies that have shown that curcumin can increase the brain's content of neurotransmitters (dopamine and serotonin). (6)



 

Helps with rheumatism and osteoarthritis

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Rheumatism is a relatively common health problem and many people often look for ways to relieve symptoms and pain. Turmeric can be a good help against symptoms of such disorders. This is thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

 

In a study of 45 participants (4), the researchers concluded that curcumin was more effective than diclofenac sodium (better known as Voltaren) in the treatment of active rheumatic arthritis. They further wrote that unlike Voltaren, curcumin has no negative side effects. Turmeric can thus be a healthy and good alternative for those who suffer from osteoarthritis and / or rheumatism - yet we do not see many recommendations from GPs that patients with such ailments should consume curcumin instead of medication.

 

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4. Reduces age-related ailments

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Curcumin has shown positive results in studies in reducing heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. It is therefore no major surprise that it has its clear health benefits in relation to preventing age-related ailments and ensuring an increased quality of life.

 

5. Turmeric stops free radicals

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Oxidative damage and degeneration are thought to be one of the most important mechanisms leading to aging and degenerative changes. Curcumin is a very potent antioxidant that stops this "oxidative chain reaction" full of free radicals. In fact, studies have shown that curcumin neutralizes these free radicals and boosts the body's antioxidant capacity. (9)



 

6. Turmeric contributes to improved artery function

Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death.

 

Turmeric has a clinically proven positive effect on the endothelial cells of the blood vessel wall. These cells help the body regulate blood pressure and prevent the accumulation of arteriosclerosis. (7) So-called endothelial dysfunction is a very high risk factor for heart disease. Studies have shown that curcumin is just as effective as Lipitor when it comes to improving endothelial function. (8)

 

7. Turmeric can prevent and reduce the chance of cancer

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Cancer is a terrible disorder that affects far too many people - and is characterized by uncontrolled cell division.

 

Researchers have tried to use curcumin as a supplement in cancer treatment and have proven that it can affect cancer growth, development and spread - at the molecular level. (10) One of the most important things they found out was that such a supplement could help reduce the supply of blood supply to cancerous tumors, as well as reduce metastasis (cancer spread). (11) More and larger studies - human studies - are needed to be able to determine whether this can be part of future cancer treatment, but there is already a lot of exciting research in the field that looks positive.

 

 

Summary:

Seven incredibly exciting health benefits, all with the support of research (so you can argue above even the worst Besserwizzer you know!), So you may have been convinced to eat a little more turmeric in your diet? Maybe you should make yourself a delicious curry tonight? It is both healthy and good. We would love to hear from you on our Facebook page if you have comments on other positive impact methods.

 



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Sources / research

1. Mishra et al, 2008. The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer's disease: An overview. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008 Jan-Mar; 11 (1): 13-19.

2. Hamaguchi et al, 2010. REVIEW: Curcumin and Alzheimer's Disease. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics.

3. Zhang et al, 2006. Curcuminoids enhance amyloid-beta uptake by macrophages of Alzheimer's disease patients. J Alzheimers Dis. 2006 Sep;10(1):1-7.

4. Chandran et al, 2012. A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. Phytother Res. 2012 Nov; 26 (11): 1719-25. doi: 10.1002 / ptr.4639. Epub 2012 Mar 9.

5. Sanmukhani et al, 2014. Efficacy and safety of curcumin in major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Phytother Res. 2014 Apr; 28 (4): 579-85. doi: 10.1002 / ptr.5025. Epub 2013 Jul 6.

6. Kulkarni et al, 2008. Antidepressant activity of curcumin: involvement of serotonin and dopamine system. Psychopharmacology, 201:435

7. Toborek et al, 1999. Endothelial cell functions. Relationship to atherogenesis. Basic Res Cardiol. 1999 Oct;94(5):295-314.

8. Usharani et al, 2008. Effect of NCB-02, atorvastatin and placebo on endothelial function, oxidative stress, and inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, 8-week study. Drugs R D. 2008;9(4):243-50.

9. Agarwal et al, 2010. Detoxification and antioxidant effects of curcumin in rats experimentally exposed to mercury. Journal of Applied Toxicology.

10 Anand et al, 2008. Curcumin and cancer: an "old-age" disease with an "age-old" solution. Cancer Lett. 2008 Aug 18; 267 (1): 133-64. doi: 10.1016 / j.canlet.2008.03.025. Epub 2008 May 6.

11 Ravindran et al, 2009. Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively? AAPS J. 2009 Sep; 11 (3): 495–510. Published online 2009 Jul 10.



Thai massage - A settlement with frivolous prejudices and happy endings

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Thai massage - A settlement with frivolous prejudices and happy endings


Wannipa Wipatothai is a trained muscle therapist. She is fed up with the prejudices and the sometimes junk stamp that has hit her life industry; Thai massage. In this article, she wants to shed light on what Thai massage can actually do for you who are plagued by muscle pain and dysfunction in the exercise apparatus.

 

- About Wannipa and Wattana Thai Massage

Wannipa is the general manager of Wattana Thai Massage and the daughter of the founder, Wattana Chanklad. Her mother started the company, which has premises in the center of Haugesund, in 2007. Wannipa has for several years worked as a masseur and gained several years of clinical experience with Thai massage. She started her education with courses in her home country, and later completed her muscle therapy education in Norway at Sirius Naturterapeutisk skole to gain a broader understanding of the subject. Holistic thinking and further development are two pillars that stand high for Wannipa, as she constantly wants to develop both herself and the company - whether it is professional or practical. The clinic also offers customized yoga exercises in groups, especially for customers' problem areas. In 2011, they moved to a larger room where they currently house five massage therapists, all of whom have several years of clinical experience under their belt.

 

- Thai massage: A form of healing in traditional Thai art

This form of treatment is one of five traditional Thai arts - the others meditation, herbal medicine, astrology and spiritualism. Thai massage combines classic massage with characteristic muscular techniques that involve tissue pressure, stretching, twisting and joint movement - many in the field thus call it Thai body treatment. The treatment has been in a development phase for over 2000 years - this means, naturally enough, that there are large variations of which techniques are used by therapists.

 

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- What does Thai massage work against?

The treatment is particularly aimed at preventing pain and maintaining function in the body's muscles and joints - but Thai massage is also used once the accident has been out, and is used against a wide range of problems in the musculoskeletal system. Blue. Muscular tensions / myalgias, joint pain, numbness in the arms and legs - as well as less traditional things such as sleep problems and digestive problems. The form of treatment is popular among athletes, dancers and yoga practitioners - who are all looking for a more flexible and agile body.

 

Thai massage aims to stimulate blood circulation and release muscular blockages that could otherwise have greatly affected quality of life and function. Pain is a major obstacle that can stand in the way of happiness and everyday joy - and also reflects that there is an imbalance on a physical or emotional level. This can be due to too much training, but it can also be due to too little training - it's all about finding the balance. In the repertoire of Thai massage you will actually find over 150 different treatment techniques for muscles and joints - this means that you are well prepared to work with everything from feet, palms, thumbs, elbows, knees, joints and forearms etc.

 

Touch itself is one of the best healing functions - it releases, comforts and relieves pain. Physically, it is not difficult to understand that massage stimulates blood circulation, removes toxins through the lymph stream, warms the soft tissue, and increases flexibility. Remember that it is important that the therapist is a qualified practitioner and is a member of the Association of Thai Massage Therapists in Norway.

 

- More than 'happy endings' and junk players

We also had the opportunity to ask Wannipa some questions regarding prejudice and slurs.

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Vondt.net: What do you think about the prejudices one often encounters against Thai massage? And what is your message to those who think that it is only rogue actors who do it? Do you also get a lot of sexualized inquiries asking about "happy endings" and the like?

Wannipa: There are some masseurs who run junk business, perhaps to compensate for the lack of expertise in the profession. For this is a profession and it requires education, experience and genuine interest to deliver good treatment. Most people want to do business seriously, but may fall into the temptation or pressure of junk offers for easy money. Thai massage is a great treatment for improving health and with skilled players this is exactly what one achieves. With us it has happened that new customers try, but regular customers know what we stand for and our store exudes professionalism, so that is the rarity.

 

 

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