Many people assume that herbal supplements, such as turmeric, are safe to take without a doctor’s approval. After all, the vibrantly hued, exotic-tasting herb has cultivated quite the hype in the wellness world, with experts touting its turmeric's health benefits, including the ability to fight cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease with all of anti-inflammatory and wonder. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below However, according to a shocking new report, turmeric isn’t always safe—and can be downright hazardous to your health. One elderly woman may have even suffered some serious damage to her liver as a result of taking turmeric in capsule form. According to the findings, published in BMJ Case Reports on September 10, a 71-year-old woman was taking the supplement (as well as 20 other medicines and supplements) for her heart health and subsequently developed autoimmune hepatitis — liver inflammation as the result of your body’s immune … [Read more...] about Turmeric Supplements Were Just Linked to Liver Damage
Turmeric is perhaps best-known as a spice in curry powder, but some studies suggest that it has anti-inflammatory properties . (iStock) Turmeric supplements are popular these days, but for one woman in Arizona, taking a turmeric supplement may have triggered an uncommon liver problem, according to a new report of the case. What's more, the link between the woman's liver problem and her turmeric supplement use wasn't identified by her doctors — but rather by the woman herself, after she consulted the internet. Until the woman brought it up, her doctors weren't aware that she was taking a turmeric supplement, and the case underscores the need for doctors and patients to communicate about the supplements that patients are taking, the report's authors said. More From LiveScience 7 Tips for Moving Toward a More Plant-Based Diet 11 Ways Processed Food Is Different from Real Food 6 Distinctive Food Guides from Around the World The report , by … [Read more...] about Turmeric behind woman’s liver problems?
Health A woman may have developed a rare liver problem because of her turmeric supplements, according to researchers. Researchers at the University of Arizona released a report about the unique situation the doctors and patient experienced. Published in BMJ Case Reports on September 10, the report may detail the first documented cased of autoimmune hepatitis that resulted from turmeric supplements. Turmeric is thought to contain many health benefits, believed to come from the chemical curcumin in the spice. Curcumin, which can be anti-inflammatory, is an antioxidant and could potentially help prevent and treat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. However, a 2006 study found that only three percent of turmeric powders by weight is curcumin. Supplements often contain more curcumin than the powders, but it’s hard to absorb into the bloodstream, so someone would need to take a lot to gain the benefits of the chemical. The 71-year-old woman in the report read a news story … [Read more...] about Is Turmeric Safe? Supplement May Have Caused Autoimmune Hepatitis In Woman
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: anti-inflammatory, anticancer, Big Pharma, blood sugar, curcumin, food is medicine, good medicine, herbal medicine, Herbs, inflammation, mental health, mind body science, natural medicine, otc drugs, pharmaceuticals, prevent diabetes, superfood, turmeric (Natural News) Turmeric is known for its vibrant color and distinct flavor. The spice has been used in a variety of cuisines and natural medicines for centuries. In fact, turmeric has been used medicinally for roughly 4,500 years. It is no surprise that this ancient herb still reigns supreme today. Even in a world awash with prescription medications and over-the-counter pills, Big Pharma’s worst cocktails cannot even begin to touch upon the healing power of turmeric. Turmeric has risen to fame for its host of health benefits; whether it’s fighting cancer, boosting mood, supporting healthy blood sugar levels or knocking out inflammation — turmeric has it … [Read more...] about How does turmeric compare to OTC drugs? Research shows it’s superior in every way
ODESSA, Fla. -- Dan Johnson eats turmeric every day.For breakfast this morning: yogurt, bananas, granola and turmeric.Never mind most people associate the spice, which is native to Southeast Asia, as something used in curry dishes.Turmeric is having its pop-culture moment. RELATED: Surprising factors that may keep you thin Johnson is an Odessa farmer who has the only crop of organic turmeric in the Tampa Bay area. He believes turmeric can help alleviate health problems associated with arthritis, digestion, mental health and more.“It’s good for humans and animals,” Johnson says.His beliefs are backed up a recent CNN report which discussed the health benefits of turmeric. There is already good medical evidence the spice can help control pain due to arthritis of the knee and decrease the likelihood of a heart attack after bypass surgery.The key to turmeric's healing power is curcumin, the chemical active ingredient the plant creates.Turmeric is also being used … [Read more...] about Florida farmer believes his crop of organic turmeric can help with arthritis and digestion