34 Medications You Can Replace With Turmeric
Experts estimate that by 2020, chronic disease will cause about 75 percent of all deaths throughout the world. The US only have spent $2 trillion on both public and private health care, and most of the money go for the treatment of chronic diseases.
What are we actually doing?
Unfortunately, the healthcare system has poor approach to these disease, and prescription drugs are the only solution the system offers. These drugs cause an array of side effects, including poor immunity, neurological problems and even suicidal thoughts.
Play safe and avoid the hazard of prescription drugs. Implement notable changes to your dietary and lifestyle habits. And yes, you should use turmeric, too!
Recent studies have shown that turmeric provides similar effects as prescription drugs. In other words, you can use turmeric instead of 34 common medications. It is all about its curcumin content.
The power of turmeric
- Prevents premature aging
Curcumin has the capacity to destroy free radicals, uncharged molecules that cause oxidative stress, and thus accelerate the aging process. This chemical stimulates the antioxidant enzymes in human body, which is why it is even more powerful against free radicals.
- Reduced risk of brain disorders
Low level of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a type of hormone that stimulates healthy brain growth, is a major cause of depression, Alzheimer’s disease and many other brain disorders. Curcumin can increase the level of this hormone, and thus delay brain degeneration.
- Prevention against heart disease
Endothelial dysfunction is a main contributor to the development of heart disease. It is a condition in which blood vessels cannot regulate blood clotting and blood pressure. Scientists have found that curcumin enhances the endothelial function, and prevent the development of heart disease.
- Anticancer power
Cancer develops when normal cells mutate and grow uncontrollably. The active ingredient in turmeric affects the growth of new blood vessels in tumors, and eventually destroys abnormal cancer cells.
How to use turmeric properly
A teaspoon of turmeric powder provides about 45 mg of curcumin, but you need 100-3000mg per day to treat health issues and diseases. Consider supplementing, and use turmeric in non-food form.
Supplement: Capsules provide 200-300mg. you can get the same dose from Purathrive Liposomal Turmeric.
Liquid forms: Capsules are considered to be more convenient, but their absorption depends on the power of your stomach acids that are supposed to break down the gelatin capsule in which turmeric is packed. Using turmeric in its liquid form eases the absorption. Actually, there is no absorption here, and the good things end up in your bloodstream directly.
Liposomal form: Turmeric is fat-soluble, which means you need to combine it with healthy fat in order to increase its absorption to optimal level. Liquid supplements usually do not come packed with fat, so you need to take them with a teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil or ghee.
Every ailment requires proper dosing
It replaces: Prozac Weekly, Sarafem, Rapiflux, Prozac
Side effects of the drugs: Anxiety, mood swings, skin inflammation, restlessness, joint and muscle ache
Turmeric treatment: Take 500mg of curcumin capsules, twice a day.
It replaces: Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet (metformin), Glucophage
Side effects of the drugs: Depression, chest pain, difficulty breathing, muscle ache, painful urination
Turmeric treatment: Take 250mg of turmeric capsules with food or take 5 servings of Purathrive per day
- Inflammation (Arthritis, Joint pain)
It replaces: Decadron, Decadron Phosphate, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexasone (dexamethasone), celebrex (celecoxib), Clinoril (sulindac), Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox (Naproxen), Indocin, Tivorbex, Inocin SR, Indocin IV (Indomethacin), Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex (diclofenac), Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB (Ibuprofen), Ecotrin, Bayer Aspirin, Aspir 81 (aspirin)
Side effects of the drugs: Seizures, hypersensitivity, renal failure, cardiovascular disease, dyspepsia
Turmeric treatment: Take 500mg of curcumin capsules with your meals, twice a day
It replaces: Lipitor
Side effects of the drug: Kidney failure, inflammation, poor immunity
Turmeric treatment: Takr 500mg of curcumin capsules with your food every day.
- Peptic ulcer, Gastritis
It replaces: Protonix (pantoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole)
Side-effects of the drugs: Joint pain, stomach ache, unusual bleeding and bruising, blood in urine
Turmeric treatment: Take 300mg of turmeric capsules with food. You can also take 6 servings of Purathrive per day
It replaces: Humira (adalimumab), Azasan (azathiopurine), Purixan (mercaptopurine), corticosteroids
Side effects of the drugs: Chest pain, bleeding gums, difficulty breathing, stomach ache, body ache, dehydration
Turmeric treatment: Take 360mg of turmeric capsules with your food, preferably 3-4 times a day
- Alzheimer’s disease
It replaces: Aricept, Exelon, and Razadyne
Side effects of the drugs: Joint pain, vision problems, vomiting, nervousness, weight loss
Turmeric treatment: Take 100mg of curcumin with your food or take 2 servings of Purathrive per day.
*This dose was determined after scientists conducted numerous clinical studies to test the potential of curcumin in the treatment of this issue. Unlike other examples provided in this article, curcumin was not directly confronted to the medication in these studies.
Source: Best Healthy Guide