Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I, & Cancer

Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I, & Cancer

Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I, & Cancer

The main component of turmeric is curcumin, which has been show to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is effective in helping a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer.

Diabetes

You can lower blood sugar and reverse insulin resistance with turmeric. A 2009 study published in Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications showed how supplementing with turmeric can help reverse diabetes. The study found that curcumin is literally 400 times more potent than a common diabetes drug in activating AMPK, which improves insulin sensitivity and helps reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Curcumin has also been proven to help reverse many of the issues related to insulin resistance and hyperglycemia. Also, one of the most common complications of diabetes is damaged blood vessels, which cause blindness. A study found that supplementing with curcumin can delay this complication because of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Cure Pain without Drugs

Cure Pain without Drugs

PAIN CURE

Have you been suffering from pain and there seems to be no relief or answers in sight?  My husband was recently in this state.  He had two crushed discs in his back from an injury when he was in college.  Recently, his nerves became inflamed and he suffered immensely from sciatica pain.  

From all the research we did, we learned that back surgery was definitely not the answer.  Many people said it made them worse and they ended up suffering more.  Pain pills didn’t seem to even put a dent in the pain at times.

But we found answers that worked.  He’s in a process of healing. If you are suffering from pain, why not give this a try?  You have nothing to lose but the pain.  Here’s what my husband is doing.

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Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I. & Cancer

Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I. & Cancer

Turmeric Juice for Diabetes, Arthritis, G.I. & Cancer

The main component of turmeric is curcumin, which has been show to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is effective in helping a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer.

Arthritis

A study with 45 rheumatoid arthritis patients compared the benefits of curcumin in turmeric to arthritis drugs, which put people at risk of developing leaky gut and heart disease. The study split these volunteers into three groups: curcumin treated, drug treated (diclofenac sodium), and a combination of the two. The curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement in overall Disease Activity Scores. The curcumin treated scores were significantly better than the patients in the drug group. And the best part was that the curcumin treatment was determined to be safe and demonstrated no adverse effects. This study provided the first evidence for the superiority of curcumin treatment in patients with active RA,1.

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Bone Broth, Back Pain, Sciatica Healing Remedies

Bone Broth, Back Pain, Sciatica Healing Remedies

Bone Broth, Back Pain, Sciatica Healing Remedies

In the on-going search for healing for my husband’s bulging discs and resulting back pain and sciatica, we’ve learned a lot about healing remedies. I shared several of the remedies with you earlier.  I’m sharing more now in hopes that you will be helped if you suffer from pain as well.

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Parsley and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Parsley and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Parsley and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Parsley’s flavonoids—especially luteolin—have been shown to work as antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (oxygen radicals) and help prevent oxygen-based free radical damage to cells. In addition, extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood.

One study indicates that vitamin C-rich foods, such as parsley, provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis—a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints.

This research was presented in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and were drawn from a study of more than 20,000 subjects who kept diet diaries and were arthritis-free when the study began. It also focused on subjects who developed inflammatory polyarthritis and similar subjects who remained arthritis-free during the follow-up period. Subjects who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were more than three times more likely to develop arthritis than those who consumed the highest amounts.

So, next time parsley appears on your plate you can enjoy parsley’s legendary ability to cleanse your palate and your breath at the end of your meal, while providing your body a good dose of vitamin C. I also recommend you make my Rosemary Walnut Pesto.

Rosemary Walnut Pesto

Yields 2 cups

Pesto in our kitchen takes on many forms through the seasons. This is a fall/winter pesto recipe that is absolutely delicious.

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas or white miso
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, to taste
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a food processor, slowly pouring in the olive oil. Adjust flavor and consistency as desired. Add the juice of half a lemon for a bonus alkalizing kick!

Shopping List/ Check the Pantry

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • Chickpeas or white miso
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Hazelnut
  • Sea salt

From The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet

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Celery Lowers Blood Pressure and Relieves Joint Pain

Celery Lowers Blood Pressure and Relieves Joint Pain

Celery Lowers Blood Pressure and Relieves Joint Pain

Celery is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, sodium, and manganese—phenolic antioxidants that have been shown to reduce inflammation. If you are suffering from joint pains, lung infections, asthma, or acne, eating and juicing more celery will bring much-needed relief. It also helps you calm down and relieves stress. The minerals in celery, especially magnesium, soothe the nervous system. If you enjoy celery in the evening, you may sleep better. Also, celery juice may lower your blood pressure. A twenty-year animal study found that 3-n-butylphthalide, an extract found in celery, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The daily dose needed to gain this benefit appeared to be about four stalks, which explains why one might want to get it through juice.

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Juicing and Arthritis Relief

Juicing and Arthritis Relief

Juicing and Arthritis Relief

Treatment of arthritis with diet became fashionable in the 1920s and many studies over the last 20 years have shown a healthy diet, one very different from the typical American diet, can be a very effective treatment of inflammatory arthritis for many people. One study followed 27 RA patients for a four-week stay at a health farm where they fasted. At the end of the four weeks, they showed significant signs of improvement. They continued on with a vegetarian program, and after one year benefits were still present.

Juice Fasting Has Been Shown An Effective Treatment

In 1979, Skoldstam fasted 16 patients with rheumatoid arthritis for 7-10 days with a fruit-and vegetable juice fast, followed by a lactovegetarian diet for 9 weeks. One-third of the patients improved during the fast, but all deteriorated when milk products were reintroduced (a lactovegetarian diet) (Scan J Rheumatol 8:249, 1979).

In 1982 Sundqvist studied the influence of fasting with 3 liters of fruit and vegetable juice daily and lactovegetarian diet on intestinal permeability in 5 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Intestinal permeability decreased after fasting, but increased again during a subsequent lactovegetarian diet regime (dairy products and vegetables). Concomitantly it appeared that disease activity first decreased and then increased again. The authors conclude, “The results indicate that, unlike a lactovegetarian diet, fasting may ameliorate the disease activity and reduce both the intestinal and the non-intestinal permeability in rheumatoid arthritis.” (Scand J Rheumatol 11:33, 1982.)

In 1991, Skoldstam fasted 15 patients for 7 to 10 days. Almost all of the patients showed remarkable improvement. Many patients felt the return of pain and stiffness on the day after returning to their “normal” eating and all benefit was lost after a week (Rheum Dis Clin North Am 17:363, 1991).

In 1998, Nenonen tested the effects of an uncooked vegan diet, rich in lactobacilli, in rheumatoid patients randomized into diet and control groups. The intervention group experienced subjective relief of rheumatic symptoms during intervention. A return to an omnivorous diet aggravated symptoms. The results showed that an uncooked vegan diet, rich in lactobacilli, decreased subjective symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (Br J Rheumatol 37:274, 1998).

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Cherries Fight Arthritis, Gout, Inflammation

Cherries Fight Arthritis, Gout, Inflammation

Cherries Fight Arthritis, Gout, Inflammation

Studies suggest that cherries may help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Researchers at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center say 53 patients with knee OA who consumed two 8-ounce bottles of tart cherry juice daily reported a significant improvement in pain, stiffness, and physical function after six weeks. Each bottle of juice equaled about 45 cherries.  In a study of 633 participants, Boston University Medical Center researchers found that eating at least 10 cherries a day protected people with existing gout from recurrent attacks. The findings were published in a supplement to the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.1 Dark cherries are packed with unique anthocyanins and other compounds that naturally mediate the inflammatory process. These compounds deliver anti-inflammatory activity equal to ibuprofen (Advil®) and naproxen (Aleve®)7—but without the significant side effects!2

Notes:

1 http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/eating-well/arthritis-diet/cherries.php

2 http://www.lef.org/magazine/2013/6/Anti-Inflammatory-Properties-of-Tart-Cherry/Page-01?checked=1

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