The latest research shows that curcumin may be able to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, mild stress and even depression.
Now, I spend a lot of time traveling the world in search of the latest natural alternatives to many of our most common ailments. And you’d be surprised what you can find in exotic fruits, trees, and other plants.
But sometimes, I keep coming back to the same ingredients over and over again – because they show no limit in their potential to heal our bodies from the inside, out.
Take curcumin, for instance. You’ve heard about it before – it’s the compound with amazing antioxidant properties that gives the kitchen spice turmeric its bright yellow colour.
As you’ve read right here in e-Tips, curcumin can help relieve inflammation and pain in people with a variety of health issues. Research has also shown that curcumin helps regulate blood sugar levels for people who have significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
And it’s been shown before to be a wonder spice that can calm you down and lift your spirits.
Now, yet another study finds that curcumin is a safe and effective way of easing depression. In fact, this kitchen secret is so powerful, it doesn’t take a lot of it to see results. Even low doses of it beat placebo in the study out of Australia – and
Turmeric is most commonly found in Indian curries – although you can also find it as an ingredient in a number of cold-pressed juices and other products at your local health food store.
You can try adding it to your own recipes for soups, stews, and sauces – and you don’t even have to make it spicy in order for it to work.
Some people don’t like the flavour – so, if you’d rather not eat this miracle spice, consider a curcumin supplement. You can find one from a quality maker at your local health food store.
Just remember that curcumin actually needs FAT to be absorbed into your body – so it’s best to take it with food.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Curcumin Eases Both Depression and Anxiety, peoplespharmacy.com/2016/10/20/curcumin-eases-both-depression-and-anxiety/
Efficacy of curcumin, and a saffron/curcumin combination for the treatment of major depression: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, jad-journal.com/article/S0165-0327(16)31021-7/abstract