Decreasing Pain Naturally

Being one that suffers from chronic pain, I am always looking for that natural remedy that works best for me and fits easily into a busy lifestyle.  I am also, as many of you know, a pharmacist and a dancer by trade.  I can appreciate prescription drugs but at the same time, I know the long term effects on the body and don’t want to trade one illness for another in the future.  I can identify with those in pain due to suffering from scoliosis of the spine, arthritis and old dance injuries.  In my day to day routine, I avoid medications unless I have a very bad flare up of pain which often happens from not getting the proper rest, an increase in stress and deviating from a healthy diet.

In my constant search to find healthy ways to alleviate and eliminate chronic pain, I came across this extremely thorough video of many natural remedy choices.  I hope you will find something that is worth trying that fits your lifestyle and if you don’t, please share it with someone that you know suffers from pain, whether acute or chronic.

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Health Benefits of Tumeric

 

What is Tumeric                                   20160120_115848

Tumeric is a plant that is the main spice in curry.  Most people know it for its bitter taste and its bright orange color.  It has a sharp taste and smells like pepper.  In addition to its use to flavor and color curry, its root is also used in the making of medications. 

In addition to its antiinfective properties (antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal) tumeric is also loaded with protein and dietary fiber.  It is packed with a host of vitamins and nutrients such as niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.  If that’s not enough, check out these additional uses.

Top 10 Claims to Fame 

Prevents cancer

Helps to relieve inflammation such as in arthritis and has anti-oxidant properties to destroy free radicals.

Prevents liver disease

Controls diabetes

Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

Reduces cholesterol level

My favorite- boosts the immune system

Can improve digestion

Heals wounds

Can help to maintain ideal body weight

Bonus:  I have found it helpful with lemon juice to controlling acne!

How does it work

Some components in tumeric may help to decrease swelling (inflammation).  Tumeric also has anti-oxidant properties which decrease free radicals that can damage the cells in our body.

Sources such as Web MD report that for most problems, tumeric has been used in doses of 500 mg twice a day and up to 500 mg four times a day.  As with everything, it is not without side effects, however, I would rather use something natural that has been around for ages instead of popping a pill.  Feel free to comment on your experience with this natural root.

References and further reading:

Top 10 Health Benefits of Tumeric

Web MD Review of Tumeric

Disclaimer:  As always, please remember to consult your doctor before using any medication, herbal or natural product/supplements.  If you are pregnant or nursing, please especially be cautious of using any medication, herbal or natural product/supplements without consulting your doctor.  This information is only to be used as a supplement to instructions given by your medical professional and you should always inform them of the usage of other medications, herbs or natural products/supplements.