Turmeric, an ancient Ayurvedic (Indian) medicinal, is a yellow spice traditionally renowned for its healing properties and has experienced a recent revival for people suffering from inflammatory diseases. Turmeric is arguably the most effective and powerful spice on the planet.
The herb Turmeric contains a potent compound called Curcumin (Curcuminoids) which gives the spice its yellow colour. It is this anti-inflammatory component which may be used to help relieve symptoms such as asthma, arthritis, swelling, allergies and general aches and pains.
Due to its warming and bitter principles, it is used to help improve protein digestion, reduce tumours, decongest the liver, dissolve gallstones, improve ligament flexibility and reduce menstrual pain.
The real key for hormonal women is the antioxidant status of Turmeric, especially when fermented, which increase the antioxidant activity by up to 6 times. When naturally occurring antioxidants are consumed in the diet, such as turmeric, then the body’s own internal antioxidant systems are spared.
When the levels of these antioxidants such as Glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase raise, it triggers a little known, yet extremely important mechanism in the body. The body will start to use these antioxidants to heal and repair itself.
Often these antioxidants are protecting the body from your usual intake of toxins from the diet, lifestyle and normal metabolism. But when turmeric enters the body, these antioxidants are spared and can go to work healing and repairing the body. It is what we call the body’s own innate ability to heal itself. More powerful than any doctor or drug. And it heals where it needs to.
If you can combine this effect with an alkaline diet, then it is supercharged and deep healing and balancing can occur.
The second element of Turmeric is how it down-regulates inflammation. Regardless of where pain and inflammation occur in the body, it is typically characterised by symptoms of pain, swelling, heat, stiffness and reddening. These symptoms are caused by the presence of compounds called inflammatory mediators, which may also cause damage to the injured or inflamed tissue.
It is here where Turmeric exhibits its powerful, direct action. For endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, perimenopause, acne, PMS. PMDD and the pain associated with hormonal imbalances turmeric is the perfect companion to down-regulate the inflammation and pain.
The combination of these two actions makes Turmeric the perfect companion to Happy Hormones. In a way, the addition of a bioavailable and active form of Turmeric SUPERCHARGES the action of Happy Hormones. Just like when the 8-Week Program is followed alongside Happy Hormones, we see faster and more dramatic results. The same phenomenon occurs with Turmeric.