Hi all, not posted for a while but do get to read most of the posts on a daily basis although yesterdays posts did not come through until late and i am only reading them this morning. I also seem to miss out on some posts so maybe i need to change my settings to receive as sent not just on a daily basis.
Turmeric. Some time ago a friend of mine introduced me to Turmeric as an anti cancer herb. Tried it a few times but could not get used to the taste. I was reading an article recently about Turmeric, in short it has been used for centuries in India for many ailments, not just cancer and is known as a wonder herb. Two elements were of interest to me, anti inflammatory and pain relief.
For about 18 months i have suffered from swollen feet...supposedly linked to COPD. Some days my right foot would be so swollen i would struggle to get my right shoe on....i wear sandals. Also for about 2 months i have struggled with severe back pain getting up in the morning. The pain would be so bad that i could not sit up, in fact i would have to slide my body to the edge of the bed then slowly get my feet on the floor and then try to sit up. Some days my girlfriend would have to help me, the pain would be so bad.
So, 3 days ago i started adding half a teaspoon to my morning smoothie...dosage should be one teaspoon a day taken in 2 doses. I made extra juice today so will have another half teaspoon this afternoon.
The result after 3 days? The swelling in my feet has reduced by about 50% and this morning i was able to sit up and get out of bed like a normal person.
So if you have any aches, pains, swelling etc it's worth googling Turmeric. I am adding extra honey to my smoothie to mask the taste.