Tumeric To Reduce IBD Inflammation ??

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/22/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
University of Arizona researchers have found that curcumin which is the biologically active ingredient in turmeric, may be a viable supplement to treat IBD.
 
Recent clinical trials have shown that relapses in ulcerative colitis patients who took daily curcumin supplement were half as frequent as in patients receiving a placebo.
 
 
So what does tumeric taste like? What sort of dishes do you use tumeric in? (I'm not particulary well-domesticated).


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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, LoobyLou! I have to overcook my stir frys a bit - my gut (Crohn's) doesn't do well w/raw veggies - naturally, since I LOVE them and even CRAVE them at times. They are "my" chocolate. *sigh*


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gemini kiwi
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Last year I was adding a small amount to Tumeric to my home made soups, a few weeks later I noticed my front tooth where I have a small filling was discoloured, I'd recently been to the dentist so wasn't too pleased about going back and showing him, he sort of polished the stain out. I stopped using Tumeric after that. I'm pretty sure that was the cause of the discolouration as it can be used to dye protein fibres like wool etc.
Tess

GDen
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   Posted 7/22/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've seen several things stating that curcumin may help IBD. I also know one GE that thinks so too. I tried turmeric in my rice, but I likely used way too much and it tasted awful. I currently take turmeric capsules. Couldn't say if they help though.

Keeper
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I was going to suggest turmeric capsules, but GDen beat me to it! You get a controlled dose that way and probably a lot more than you might get from your food. Beware - those with active D can get it passing through fast enough to get the "ring of fire" effect. Afterburners are fine for jets, but not for people...

ozonehole
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   Posted 7/23/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, we've discussed curcumin/turmeric once or twice previously, but by all means it should be brought up again for those who didn't see this topic before:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1474054

I don't rely on curcumin as my main means of controlling Crohn's, but I think it's certainly worthwhile. Whenever I feel like adding spice to my food, I use turmeric because I think it does help. It's not a cure but it's anti-inflammatory, and that is key to bringing this disease under control.

I'm still sticking with lingzhi:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1385214

It continues to work a miracle for me.

best wishes for good health,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


LauryLu
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   Posted 7/24/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
ozonehole -have you used lingzi as a way out of a flare-up? Or is this something that you just use as a maintenance...have you flared on them?

I have read your posts on them before and was so interested I went out and bought bags of them. I then got myself into a very bad flare before I could really try them. I am now on prednisone an starting humira soon. Maybe it wouldnt be a good idea to use these mushrooms while on such drugs?
26 yo Female, Crohn's
Diagnosed at 6...symptoms at age 2
Bal-resection 1998
history of steroids, antibiotics, Asacol, Prilosec, Pentasa, 6mp Imuran, Remicade, Humira...
Humira 12/08 and stopped after 3rd dose
LDN 3.5mg Feb-July 09
starting Humira Again


ozonehole
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   Posted 7/26/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
LauryLu said...
ozonehole -have you used lingzi as a way out of a flare-up? Or is this something that you just use as a maintenance...have you flared on them?

I have read your posts on them before and was so interested I went out and bought bags of them. I then got myself into a very bad flare before I could really try them. I am now on prednisone an starting humira soon. Maybe it wouldnt be a good idea to use these mushrooms while on such drugs?


Hi LauryLu. Sorry I didn't respond to your post earlier, but this weekend I was outdoors and never got online.

I started using lingzhi when I was having a flare. It produced some pretty quick results (diarrhea was reduced in just a few days). But it has taken months to really say the "miracle" has occurred. But yes, I feel like it's a miracle - I've dumped all my other medications. I am able to drink coffee now, something I haven't been able to do in years (though no doubt I'd be better off without it - caffeine has been my near-fatal addiction).

I drink a lingzhi solution (I boil my own) 3 times daily. I also have lingzhi in capsules which I take when I'm traveling because it's inconvenient to boil and store the liquid the refrigerator when I'm not at home. However, the capsules cost many times more expensive than the raw product, and that's why I prefer to "roll my own" as they say.

After I made my original post on lingzhi, several people said they went out and bought it, and then...nothing more said, no follow up. I posted a couple more times to ask if anyone had continued with the experiment for a few months to see if it helped, but no replies. I guess that nobody was convinced to continue. I think if you're serious about trying lingzhi, you've got to give it about three months to see if it works for you. If it doesn't, then little is lost - it's far less expensive than most drugs, and I've never heard of anybody suffering side effects. If it does work, then it's certainly worthwhile.

Again, as I've emphasized before, it does matter that the lingzhi you're taking is real. There is probably some useless junk on the market calling itself lingzhi or reishi. I am very suspicious of the low prices I've seen on the internet - my understanding is that making the extract is an expensive process. The capsules are not merely ground-up lingzhi, but rather lingzhi that has been boiled for two hours minimum, and dried to obtain the extract, which is then added to powder and put into capsules.

Sadly, anything manufactured in China is suspect. Here in Taiwan where I live, we're very leery of most things made in China, especially medicines. The lingzhi I buy is grown in China, but since I'm buying the whole mushrooms, they can't be faked. The capsules I buy are manufactured in Taiwan. As for the stuff you buy on the internet, well, it's potluck. No doubt there are reputable companies out there, but I can't advise you which ones are good.

This is a link to a supplier of the capsules that I buy (when I buy capsules, which isn't often). But I doubt that they ship outside of Taiwan, and the web site is in Chinese only:

http://store.pchome.com.tw/weichi/M00734985.htm

If you live somewhere near a Chinatown, you could no doubt buy it there. Or even get it shipped. But the mushrooms, even though dried, must be kept refrigerated. They get moldy quickly if left at room temperature.

The capsules do not seem to mold at room temperature IF THEY ARE KEPT IN THE DARK. I notice they mold quickly if exposed to light. That's probably a good way to tell if the capsules are real lingzhi, or fake. Of course, humidity has something to do with it (Taiwan is very humid, like Florida).

If you have any questions at all, please ask. You can PM me. I am happy to help anyone who wants to try this.

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


LauryLu
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   Posted 7/26/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not know how to pm you so I hope you get this. Kind of getting off track with the original post here but I am fascinated in these mushrooms. I bought bags of the real deal to brew my own tea, so I am set in that aspect. I would like to know if this is something I should be doing in conjunction to a TNF like humira. I may be wrong but it seems both are defeating each others purpose. Any insight on this?
26 yo Female, Crohn's
Diagnosed at 6...symptoms at age 2
Bal-resection 1998
history of steroids, antibiotics, Asacol, Prilosec, Pentasa, 6mp Imuran, Remicade, Humira...
Humira 12/08 and stopped after 3rd dose
LDN 3.5mg Feb-July 09
starting Humira Again


ozonehole
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   Posted 7/26/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -7)   
LauryLu said...
I do not know how to pm you so I hope you get this. Kind of getting off track with the original post here but I am fascinated in these mushrooms. I bought bags of the real deal to brew my own tea, so I am set in that aspect. I would like to know if this is something I should be doing in conjunction to a TNF like humira. I may be wrong but it seems both are defeating each others purpose. Any insight on this?


Actually, now that I've looked, I see that it is not clear how to PM people on this forum. Most forums make it easy - just click on somebody's name.

You are also correct that we've drifted way off topic. So I'm going to suggest reviving the original thread, here:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=3&m=1385214

I'll continue the discussion there. I also see that you've got your email address listed in your profile, so I'll drop you a brief email if you want to discuss it further there.

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


crohnielass
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   Posted 7/27/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi a friend of mine from Bangladesh told me to use this as her grandad swears by it. the best form of tumeric is the  ROOT not the powder that you can buy in the supermarkets as it isn't as beneificial  as the root he grates it into a cup of warm milk every day which is fine if you can tolerate milk i use it in cooking  as well as in milk Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. Asacol, Flagyl, B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Sertraline 50mg (for Anxiety)


ozonehole
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Turmeric is the main ingredient in curry powder (which itself is a blend of spices, some of which are very hot). Turmeric is what makes curry yellow, and it's not spicy hot. It's used a lot in Indian and Bangladeshi food, so it's not surprising that your friend from Bangladesh would be familiar with it. Just too bad that more people don't appreciate its medicinal uses.

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

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