Article by: Food Babe
I successfully healed myself naturally in the past…
Several years ago, I had a bad fall and injured my tailbone. When I fell, all the nerves surrounding my spine and lower back felt like they were on FIRE! I was traveling for work at the time, and had to be pumped full of painkillers just to get on the plane back home. I was bedridden for 3 weeks and miserable.
And to top it off, my doctor said I only had one option for relief – surgery to remove my tailbone. Hearing his prognosis was devastating to me, because it meant that I would be unable to sit for at least 3 months and endure lots of physical therapy to regain muscle and strength in my body.
Not to mention having a very expensive surgery, taking lots of prescription drugs, and missing work and life.
So instead of going under the knife, I chose to try a different path. And I did it through rest, lots of anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric and ginger, and regular acupuncture treatments (yes – needles right into my butt!).
But then I decided to go to an amusement park, got on some really bumpy rides and re-injured the same spot. Oops.
Needless to say, I went straight back to acupuncture, started taking daily turmeric supplements, and continued on the same path of recovery – and guess what? I got better again.
Ever since then, I’ve made it a point to include anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric in my regular diet.
I like to juice turmeric – and really love to drink turmeric shots! I sometimes make turmeric lattes and cook vegetables with turmeric. And, I also like to take a daily organic turmeric supplement. That’s the easiest way to know I’m getting my turmeric in every day. I can travel with it, keep it in my purse, and never forget to take it.
Turmeric’s beneficial properties have been the subject of thousands of peer-reviewed and published studies. Turmeric is full of nutrients and antioxidants, which are ingredients in food that fight excess free radicals in the body that can damage cells and diminish health*. When I consume turmeric regularly, I feel better overall. Most recently, I began suffering from intense pain in my thumb and wrist, which many new mamas get from picking up their babies (which is why it’s called “Mommy Thumb”). In addition to acupuncture treatments and wrapping it, turmeric has helped with the inflammation*.
One of the reasons why turmeric is believed to be effective is because it contains curcumin.
Research indicates that curcumin is an anti-inflammatory*. Chronic inflammation is a sneaky condition in the body and you may not even realize if it’s affecting you. It can be brought on by a number of factors… diet choices, environmental pollution, food allergies, stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes… and, understandably, affects a lot of people. Chronic inflammation is thought toincrease your risk of several conditions*,
Turmeric is just one of the tools I use to feel healthy and vibrant – and I plan to continue taking it for the rest of my life.
Unfortunately the turmeric supplement I was taking was acquired by a conventional chemical company that I could no longer support. This is why I chose to create a Daily Turmeric Supplement as the first product in my new company Truvani.
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