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Anyone taking Turmeric?

Mar 11, 2017 12:59 PM

I bought some last week for mom and I to try. Its 538mg and directions say take 1 a day.

Yesterday I went to the pain clinic. :( the doctor I love is moving to Texas. So I saw a new doctor. Her suggestion was to go on the Paleo diet and take tumeric. 2 tabs twice a day. When I asked what strength she said Whatever I have. Ok.. Maybe I am a bit OCD about meds and dosages (i was a nurse after all). Shouldn't she know what strength I have before telling me how much to take?

On a side note.. Anyone on the Paleo diet?

Mar 11, 2017 1:09 PM

yes. The answer really is the highest amount you Can find. Also eating curry helps a lot. I also take glutathione and d-ribose OTC along with methylated B vitamins, alpha lipolic acid, magnesium and an herb tincture my Naturopath/NP prescribed. It has worked quite a bit for the pas year. Less bad days

Mar 11, 2017 1:25 PM

Yes, I take turmeric too, at that dosage. I follow a somewhat loose interpretation of the paleo diet as I can't have red meat and need to eat rice and quinoa (still no gluten) so I can still have energy/not get migraines. I haven't been following it for very long, and am still in the process of completely cutting out dairy (gotta get rid of all my chocolate first, lol), but I feel like I have a bit more energy at least.

Mar 11, 2017 2:08 PM

In regards to the Paleo diet. I am my parents caregiver.. And dad's a diabetic. So I have to find a way to cook where everyone can eat it. My dad's a true meat and potatoes guy. Fried is always better and milk is a required part of his diet. Lol. One fly by night dietician told him to only eat 2 times a day. Not to eat breakfast and cut out all dairy. So dad stopped eating. Skiiping meals and cutting out the milk he drank each night at bedtime. That led to him going into a diabetic coma. So trying to balance a healthy diabetic meal with foods he will eat is a struggle. I just don't know how to add a different diet to my already full plate. Seeing a nutritionist soon.

Mar 11, 2017 2:10 PM

So on the turmeric - take 2 of this strength.. Twice a day.

Tricia - how much of the Lipoic Acid do you take? Going to look into the other suggestions as well. Thank you.

Mar 11, 2017 3:10 PM

I looked into the Paleo diet I didn't feel it was a resonable life change.
I have a friend that is a health freak....
He recommends the Paleo diet.

Mar 11, 2017 3:12 PM

My naturopath put me on the blood type diet. After reading the book, everything I am allergic to is on the avoid list. Definitely feel better on it

Mar 11, 2017 7:52 PM

I'm taking tumeric been on it for two weeks. I'm taking one 538mg twice daily.

Mar 12, 2017 6:06 PM

I sprinkle the powder on my food & in my coffee because I bought the gigantic size container Lol. My husband likes the taste so I'm using my mistaken purchase liberally as fairy dust sweeps here and thereπŸ‘

Mar 12, 2017 6:22 PM

I love tumeric and ginger. Along with using it in my foods, I enjoy it as a comfy warm tea also. I get fresh turmeric and ginger root (farmers market or produce section at local market). Make a comfy warm homemade tea by grating some of each with fresh lemon juice in a cup of hot water and it's delicious. It's got a sweet & spicy taste. A friend made it for me over a year ago and I notice a difference now when I skip days of tea & supplements.

Mar 12, 2017 6:43 PM

I take 175mg of turmeric and the paleo diet is a version of the ketosis diet which is healthy for diabetics. Every adult in my family is diabetic. Protein is good for diabetics and people with hypoglycaemia. High glycemic index foods like pineapple etc, and simple starches and sugars meed to be paired with low glycemic foods or fats so we don't take massive blood sugar hits. Carbs are the big weakness there. The bigger change will be adfing adfitional fiber to the diet for you and fiber can do nothing but help your dad. When you are eating alot of meat and carbs it gets stuck digesting!
So thing seeds and roughage if you can or adding in salads with healthy fats (not processed ones) and keeping the portions in line for him. Think 2 veggies with a small starch (potatoes for him not you) and about 3 oz of meat. The size of a deck of cards. Keep the veggies on the lean side...not corn or peas, those replace potatoes really. πŸ˜‰

Do breakfast of 2 eggs, omelette with bacon and cheese. With a bit of oatmeal or small side 1/4 cup fruit.

Lunch salad with tuna and ranch dip and pickles or salmon with viegarette and garlic cheese cauliflower in microwave 5 min,

Mar 12, 2017 6:58 PM

That breakfast sounds delish but seems Iike a lot. Most morning I only have a nutrisystem muffin and my coffee or a bowl of oatmeal if I'm really hungry and my coffee. Most times I'm hurting so bad all I want is enough food to take my meds and then back to bed til they kick in.

Mar 12, 2017 7:33 PM

I have been taking turmeric. My therapist has given me a list of foods to avoid that causes inflammation and foods to eat that is good. I am not familiar with the Paleo diet. Seems like there is so much to try to do and not to do to manage our pain and illnesses. Can be overwhelming.

Mar 12, 2017 7:37 PM

I am with you newfibrogirl. I do the same. It's disappointing those days those meds don't kick in or takes longer to kick in.

Mar 12, 2017 8:18 PM

What is turmeric? I see it everywhere now is it a true remedy to what? Or just a fad? Not trying to be disrespectful I just know nothing of it.

Mar 12, 2017 10:20 PM

Turmeric is a root. It's used often in Indian cooking, especially curry. It's supposed to be helpful for inflammation and therfore pain associated with it. You can get it as the root itself or powdered in pill or tea form.

Mar 13, 2017 2:07 AM

I read you have to mix turmeric with a carrier as just swallowing the pill form it doesn't get absorbed into the body ? Not sure if that true just sharing what I've read 😊

Mar 13, 2017 3:25 AM

You have to take turmeric with black peper

Mar 13, 2017 10:02 PM

Huh interesting thank you something I definitely want to learn more about.
How long does it take to see/ feel any effect?

Mar 13, 2017 11:30 PM

I've been on it for two weeks and I saw a slight improvement of my pain in relation ty I the rain

Mar 14, 2017 10:15 AM

So here a bit of an update. I've been taking tumeric for about two weeks now. And I was beginning to think k it was not working. But, this weekend was very cold and rainy and normally I was have been confirmed to the bed by that. I was able to use my tramadol and tyneol arthritis to help me move around a bit more. So yes I still had to be heavily medicated to move round but that was an improvement.

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