Did you know this about Turmeric?

Turmeric and health

I will be giving you,  little interesting things about different remedies.

Alzheimer remedy

Did you know that Turmeric can whiten your teeth?

This is for you care givers.  I have been using it.  I am 68 and I have white teeth because of Turmeric.

I put a little Turmeric in some coconut oil and peppermint essential oil.  I like when the coconut oil is cool so it makes a paste.  You need  very little of each of these ingredients.  Enough to fit on a tooth brush.

You will have to rinse your mouth several times.  Oh, it has to stay on the teeth for about 4 to 5 minutes.  The Turmeric is very good for your gums. And your breath is minty fresh.  If I make too much I put it in a plastic bag.

Also Turmeric is good for aging skin.  I am into anything that helps with aging skin.  You take equal parts gram flour with Turmeric, add some raw milk or yogurt.  Put it on your face and let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.  Rub in circular motion as you rinse it off.  Also remember that turmeric has a yellow tint, so don’t think if 10 minutes in good 20 minutes is better.  Stick to the 10 minutes or less, you could end up with yellow tinted skin.  So go shorter not longer.

I mentioned this because, some time ago I learned that baking soda and hydrogen peroxide was good for getting the yellow out of your gray hair.  The instructions said 10 minutes.  So I thought 40 minutes would really get all that yellow out of my hair.  Well, guess what? it turned my hair blond.  I was totally upset.  It wasn’t the instructions fault it was mine.  So always stick to the instructions.

In my earlier information about Turmeric, be made aware that some people can’t take Turmeric for Alzheimer because they are allergic to it. So I will also be looking for other remedies.  Remember this is about trying different things.  And it is fun to find other uses for the herbs and foods that we are taking.

Now here is what is interesting about Turmeric, all turmeric it is not created equal.  It is recommended that you take organic Turmeric.  In order for it to be absorbed, that is the powder you need to add black pepper and coconut oil.  I also mentioned I would be researching products that can help even further.  Like some people don’t have the time or just are not interested in taking it in the powder form.  I like it, but some may not like the taste.

I found a product that is in liquid form and use the right formulation to reach your bloodstream so it can give you all the benefits, which one is, to regenerate the brain (Neurogenesis).

Learning about neurogenesis is important, because at one time it was thought that the brain could not regenerate itself.  And that is why the medical profession thought Alzheimer’s disease was not possible to cure.  Now it has been found that not only is cell regeneration of the brain a natural function but that healing foods like turmeric can accelerate the process.

There are many scientific studies out there that has established a strong link between brain inflammation and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  I was happy also to see that for those of us who have not developed this disease, and are taking a good Turmeric product, it is possible to keep the brain young and stave off cognitive decline because turmeric is capable of simultaneously stopping inflammation while it is accelerating neurogenesis.  You won’t need two products.

Here  is  something else  I  didn’t  know  turmeric  has  a  component  in  it  called           ar-tumerone, it facilitates neurogenesis by speeding up the rate that neural stem cells differentiate into functioning neurons.  This is so important for people with Alzheimer, because some will get this information when they are in the advance stage of Alzheimer’s.

That was the case with my mother who by her doctor has been diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s and my mother was having a difficult time recognizing her own daughter .  We have been treating her aggressively for the last six months and see a marked improvement.  We were giving her the powder, but I will be changing her over to this, so as to see if we can see even more progress using this product.

If you are on Ibuprofen or Advil, turmeric is good for pain.

I discovered something else that was great, Turmeric, now this is something I didn’t know, it helps with weight-loss also.  It increases the brown fat which helps with fat burning.  The side effect of that is that it boosts the metabolism and we all know that that encourages weight loss.

How often do you find anything that is good for you, and that taste good.  I find this a great alternative to the tea because I am one of those that wake up in the morning running, and I love it when I have something I can throw in my pocket or purse and go.  Also we I described making the tea I mentioned the importance of adding the coconut oil, which sometimes the oily taste isn’t always the greatest to me.  But now that I know about something that lived up to what I already had researched and portable, I like it.

So for you caregivers, and for those of you who are in early stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  This is a very good way to, not only protect your brain, but your body.  Because most diseases if you look them up, they will site inflammation the root cause.  And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

Take for instance, not too long ago my grandson, who was only three months old started having problems with bronchitis.  I was upset to see that they gave a three month old pregnanzone.  I couldn’t believe it.  We had to put that mask over his little face so he could breath.  About 3 more months later when he was 6 months old, I could hear him wheezing. And I could see that he was getting worse.   I did some research and rubbed some castor oil on him. He was too young to give it by mouth.  I rubbed it on his back, chest and feet and head. Also I am not telling anyone to do this.  I am telling you what I did. But I was careful not  to use, too much.  We all know what castor oil does, it pulled all that old cold or as we would say, inflammation off his lungs and where-ever.  Before this my son and his wife was in the ER at the hospital almost weekly, until I did this.  He is doing fine, and happy, no wheezing, no bronchitis.  They haven’t been in the ER since.  That is how important keeping down inflammation is, no matter what the problem is.  Even the cause of arthritis is inflammation.

Hope this article was of some help and if you would like to try the liquid form of Turmeric click here.

If you have any questions or comments please let me know.  If you are a caregiver check out my www.homehealthcaregiverjob.com website.  That site has ideas for caregivers.



Marjorie Edwards

I feel one of the best ways to become good on a subject is to live it. My mother has Alzheimer's. I want people to know how to continue to show respect and love, but not give up thinking there is no way out. So because I have lived with Alzheimer's through my mother and researched it I am able to write informative information.


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