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Spice Up Your

Health with

Turmeric

Spices are as popular today as they were some 7,000 years

ago—maybe even more popular. Throughout history, spices

have been used for everything from dyeing fabrics to making

perfume to crowning emperors.

Spices are among the most powerful healing remedies

in nature. Oregano, for example, is packed with antibacterial

and antifungal properties. Cilantro helps bind to heavy

metals and remove them from the body. Parsley helps

purify the blood, enhance detoxification, and relieve water

retention. Cinnamon helps support healthy blood sugar

levels. And then there’s turmeric, arguably the most

popular spice in the supplement aisle today.

We cover turmeric quite a bit in the magazine because

it’s recommended for so many different health issues. On the

research side, curcumin, the active compound in turmeric,

has been shown to help prevent and/or improve a range of

conditions, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and memory.

According to herbalist and Better Nutrition contributing

writer Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, RH, DC-N, turmeric is

first and foremost an anti-inflammatory remedy. In high

doses, it is excellent for acute inflammation, he says. Khalsa

also uses turmeric to ease ulcers and digestive problems.

This month, turmeric is one of the “Top 10 Supplements

for Men” on p. 28. Among its numerous health benefits,

turmeric supports prostate health. And on p. 26, beauty

editor Sherrie Strausfogel uncovers the skin benefits of

turmeric. When applied topically, turmeric helps brighten

skin, reduce acne breakouts, and more.

For more on turmeric, go to betternutrition.com and

search for “10 Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin”—this

is one of my all-time favorite articles on the topic.

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