Turmeric - Which is the best absorbed?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
78 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3  4 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/20/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
 
 
                     I wanna start some turmeric, but I know there is some issues about which kind to take b/c come are poorly absorbed.  what do you guys/girls recommend? I have ulcerative proctitis!
 
Also, where can I find Haldi at?
 
 
Thanks!

Eva Lou
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 3092
   Posted 3/20/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know much about it, but I have heard it's very hard to get the benefits of it thru supplementation- you need to eat tons of curry powder/cumin a day! Hope someone else chimes in.

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


yuckygut
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/21/2009 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always been a big believer in "natural" remedies for many things, and I had tried many different things for my UC over the years, turmeric/curcumin pills just didnt help me, but I had read so many articles on curcumin being used for cancer and Alzhiemers prevention among many other diseases. I found the Haldi drinks, and tried them initially because of the curcumin and organic apple cider vinegar. Finding out later that it is a more absorbable form of curcumin. (that is what the company says). I now drink a bottle every day, but when I was flaring I was doing a couple a day. For me, and remember that we are all different, its been a life saver(literally). I get it now online because its cheaper than at whole foods where I found it before. haldi4health.com, good luck

------------------------------------------------------

yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission

mudua
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 459
   Posted 3/21/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
yuckygut said...
I have always been a big believer in "natural" remedies for many things, and I had tried many different things for my UC over the years, turmeric/curcumin pills just didnt help me, but I had read so many articles on curcumin being used for cancer and Alzhiemers prevention among many other diseases. I found the Haldi drinks, and tried them initially because of the curcumin and organic apple cider vinegar. Finding out later that it is a more absorbable form of curcumin. (that is what the company says). I now drink a bottle every day, but when I was flaring I was doing a couple a day. For me, and remember that we are all different, its been a life saver(literally). I get it now online because its cheaper than at whole foods where I found it before. haldi4health.com, good luck

------------------------------------------------------

yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission
Are you are a sales agent of haldihealth.com

James l
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 3/21/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
mudua said...
yuckygut said...

I have always been a big believer in "natural" remedies for many things, and I had tried many different things for my UC over the years, turmeric/curcumin pills just didnt help me, but I had read so many articles on curcumin being used for cancer and Alzhiemers prevention among many other diseases. I found the Haldi drinks, and tried them initially because of the curcumin and organic apple cider vinegar. Finding out later that it is a more absorbable form of curcumin. (that is what the company says). I now drink a bottle every day, but when I was flaring I was doing a couple a day. For me, and remember that we are all different, its been a life saver(literally). I get it now online because its cheaper than at whole foods where I found it before. haldi4health.com, good luck

------------------------------------------------------

yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission
Are you are a sales agent of haldihealth.com



LOL. I started drinking 1 Haldi a day also l****. I advocate taking Haldi too. Does that make me a sales agent of haldi also?
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life. Realized that from about a year before I was diagnosed, I took so much Weight Gainers with full of refined sugar, artificial flavors in creatine, drank 4 sodas(sprite) a day.
Diagnosed with UC(universal) in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
I guess this is remission? lol


Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/21/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey James,


What anti yeast regiment did you start? What did it consist of? I took an organix test and it showed no yeast, however it showed clostridial species, a high number. My doc doesn't know how to go about it. I still do believe i have a yeast issue. I really dont know what to make of everything. I have seb derm all over my scalp and face, which all started when the Ulcerative proctitis started.

Which candida test did you do?


Currently im taking: Lialda, canasa, Nystatin swish and swallow, omega 3, vit D, HCL before meals (just started this)


Thanks James

yuckygut
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/23/2009 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
When you say clostridial species do you mean C-diff? I believe that is clostridium.

muda- I think its really like a lot of people believe in probiotics, or a particular med, say rectal meds that have worked for them, etc. So when you have something that has literally saved me from prednisone and surgery I think you would be crazy to not be excited about it. I dont know if it cleared out the yeast in my system, or worked with my immune system and as an anti inflammatory or all of the above, but as long as it works thats all right with me.
I hope you find what works for you, God Bless

------------------------------------------------------------------

yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily

Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/23/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I know there are 150 different species, so I'm not sure if it's c-diff, but that is the most common. My doc isn't sure and doesn't know of a way to test to find the exact one. I went on Flagyl for 14 days and it was awful and didn't make a difference.

Im gonna write a new post to see if any meds worked for anyone else on healing well????


THanks

PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/23/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear All

You may find lots of posting on this forum which have been sent by me regarding Haldi/Turmeric. I have been taking it for a number of years and it has always been helpful. YOu may find all my postings on this site under PSA.Delhi. IN case you need any further clarification, please feel free to get back. The most beneficial Turmeric is the fresh home grown. YOu can grown it in a flower pot or kitchen garden. You need to eat it empty stomach, first thing in the morning. This acts as a coating on intestines and prevents ulcers as well as cures the bleeding and mucous. I have recommended this to lots of friends and they are finding it quite useful.

Cheers. 


45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/24/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey PSA.Delhi,
 
 
                   How do you go about growing turmeric?  Are curry and turmeric the same, or is turmeric in curry?  I know curry has a bad smell/taste, from what I've heard. 
 
 
I would rather get the real deal instead of supplementing with turmeric.  Can I buy turmeric somewhere for the time being until I grow it, which I prefer more, especially b/c it's probably cheaper too!
 
Is turmeric a leaf, weed,...etc?  I know its a spice, but I couldn't find any info on it online.  I recently bought the vita-mix and it blends anything, no matter what, so it turmeric is a weed or leaf, that would be awesome!!!!  The vita-mix is expensive but incredible.  I make the best green smoothies!!!
 
Any info on this PSA would be great and I definitely appreciate it too!  I'll give you my email also, if its easier to talk that way!

Zippy123
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 735
   Posted 3/24/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
James Lee said...




LOL. I started drinking 1 Haldi a day also l****. I advocate taking Haldi too. Does that make me a sales agent of haldi also?


Why do you recommend drinking Haldi, do you think it helps? What I don't like is you can't find any information on the manufacturing company, makes me paranoid of even trying the sample.

PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/25/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Freakzilla154L said...
Hey PSA.Delhi,
 
 
                   How do you go about growing turmeric?  Are curry and turmeric the same, or is turmeric in curry?  I know curry has a bad smell/taste, from what I've heard. 
 
 
I would rather get the real deal instead of supplementing with turmeric.  Can I buy turmeric somewhere for the time being until I grow it, which I prefer more, especially b/c it's probably cheaper too!
 
Is turmeric a leaf, weed,...etc?  I know its a spice, but I couldn't find any info on it online.  I recently bought the vita-mix and it blends anything, no matter what, so it turmeric is a weed or leaf, that would be awesome!!!!  The vita-mix is expensive but incredible.  I make the best green smoothies!!!
 
Any info on this PSA would be great and I definitely appreciate it too!  I'll give you my email also, if its easier to talk that way!
Dear Freakzilla
My apologies that I missed out your message and could not reply earlier. Well there are lots of Indian stores in the US and UK selling fresh grown turmerric. Curry leaves are different then turmeric. Turmeric is like Ginger/Garlic or potato i.e., it grows under the soil. If you could buy fresh turmeric from some store, you may sow the same in your flower pot and it would grow over a period of 15 to 20 days and over period of time would give you lots just like potato.  I have posted a lot of information about the stores in the US where you can find this. I would check and send the same to you. It is on this forum only.
It would be a pleasure to provide you all assistance on this issue and on any other issues which you have regarding natural cure. You would be able to get fresh turmeric in Indian stores who are selling south Indian products/spices etc. There are lots in Boston.
You have to peel the turmeric and chop it into small pieces. If you want to preserve it, you may put it in vinegar (natural would be the best otherwise synthetic vinegar would also serve the purpose). Eat it empty stomach in the morning. It would heal your entire digestive system and take care of acidity, ulcers, bleeding, cramps, skin rashes, blood disorders, etc.
I will send you more information later on.
Take care and good health to you.

45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/25/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey PSA,

Thanks for getting back to me. I will definitely try it out. I will also look into all the information too. How much of it do I eat at one time? Only in the morning? How long after can I eat? How is the taste????HAHAH...


THanks. I'll be back later.

saposs
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 3/25/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hey i just ate fresh turmeric for the first time - PSA Delhi had advised me earlier - i bought it from indian store (many small thin roots (5-6cm long) around 20 of them for $1.79) , it's just like ginger - and of orange color when u peel it. it leaves yellow color on your hand - which washes off with soap - not a problem :-)
it's got a taste which i cant describe - hmm -- it's not good not that bad - neither sweet nor salty - but after eating it i feel my tongue little swollen(means its strong) & i do feel gud about eating it ...
i m now looking for a pot to grow it :-)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!


subdued
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 3/25/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I started eating rice with mild curry (which has turmeric) during my last flare. It seemed that no matter what I ate before I started eating rice with mild curry, my symptoms would get worse. But when I started eating rice with mild curry, my symptoms would actually get a little bit better after wards. It was very rewarding. I ended up gaining weight. Now I'm on a diet.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


saposs
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 3/25/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
hi... curry does have turmeric but it also has a lot of spices which might not be good for UC... i m not really sure! but curry does have spices which i avoid
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/26/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't believe. I told you to eat turmeric and not rice and gain weight. Infact turmeric has the quality to control weight gain. Well you have to eat only a small portion, say about 8 to 10 small pieces of about one inch x quarter inch. It has a tangy taste, a little milder than mustard sauce. Your tounge would get colour of turmeric for some time. But within a few days you would start liking its taste. You can make a pickle of turmeric by adding vinegar. You can go on eating it throughout life and it has no side effects because of its antiseptic property. As I have already told you earlier, even SAZO, the main drug used to cure UC has the compound of turmeric. The taste of SAZO is similar to turmeric and even if you dissolve SAZO in water, it gives the same colour and taste.
Thanks Saposs for trying it and giving your views on that. Curry includes lots of spices and they are not good for UC patients. You can have turmeric as many times as you want. The best is when you have it early morning empty stomach and in the evening, when the stomach is a little empty.
So let's add lot of colour to your life, hands and tounge. Cheers
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


Freakzilla154L
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/26/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey PSA, are there any big name store's that I can buy turmeric from?

subdued
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 3/26/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
saposs said...
hi... curry does have turmeric but it also has a lot of spices which might not be good for UC... i m not really sure! but curry does have spices which i avoid


I agree. That's why I always go for mild curries. I was surprised myself that the spices didn't bother me.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


saposs
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 3/26/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey PSA ! i was just having one/two small root early morning which is 1-1.5 cm thick and hardly 5- 6cm long. U have written 8-10 thick pieces ? pls let me know the exact amount required...thanks a lot :-)

Freakzilla154L:
which part are u in. Just google "indian grocery store" in your area.... look for the ones which keep vegetables...rather even "asian grocery store" should work... i found mine at asian grocery store which has lots & lots vegetables + indian, chinese, korean, sri lankan stuff - all pulses extra. This turmeric was kept in one corner in small plastic boxes along with sweet basil, etc green vegetables. Just keep reading above where the prices r mentioned and u will find turmeric written - if u ask any guy at store ask for "fresh turmeric" or " fresh haldi".

Subdued :
i cannot tolerate even little spices...along with colon even my eyes start watering. I would still suggest to keep spices away, atleast till u r not in complete remission because the irritated colon has a tough time with spices. I add turmeric powder in all my soups! - we can get plain turmeric powder at any store - Walmart, Frys, Sprouts Farmers market etc..i have seen it at a couple of places
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly...doubled during flare
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Meeting with Doc next month - not yet on oral medication - Doc wants to try just Canasa first!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09

Post Edited (saposs) : 3/26/2009 3:45:33 PM (GMT-6)


subdued
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 3/26/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
saposs said...

Subdued :
i cannot tolerate even little spices...along with colon even my eyes start watering. I would still suggest to keep spices away, atleast till u r not in complete remission because the irritated colon has a tough time with spices. I add turmeric powder in all my soups! - we can get plain turmeric powder at any store - Walmart, Frys, Sprouts Farmers market etc..i have seen it at a couple of places


That's a shame your colon can't tolerate the spices. I love rice with mild chicken curry. It really helped with my last flare.

I would also make rice with turmeric and butter. I guess one could have that if Indian spices bother them.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/27/2009 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks

By talking about such interesting recipies you are making me jealous, as I can't eat them. Ha Ha Ha
Well Saposs to answer your concern, you can have 5 to 6 pieces of 1-1.5 cm thickness and about 2 -3 cm in length. Simply put you can peel off one turmeric root of standard thickness and have it any number of times in a day. If you don't like the taste (which I am sure you would start liking within two days), you can have it with your sandwich or burger or any other eatables, but the best effect comes when its taken empty stomach so that it reaches the entire digestive system and applies a coating on the walls (stomach-intestines and not house walls) till the end. It cleanses the entire system and acts as an antiseptic and antibiotic on the mucuous forming ulcers and leaking intestinal walls.
Freaky which part of the world you stay so that I can find the stores for you. Saposs has been kind enough to provide you enough inputs on availability in the US. I would check my postings as I had given details about several stores in the US. Till my next post stay fit, cheerful always.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/27/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Freaky another very good natural cure is to have fresh pumpkin juice. It really helps in curing/preventing ulcers/colitis/acidity/stomach burning and constipation. I have been having it and it really helps. Lots of people whom I suggested have been in remission for over 10 years now with this pumpkin juice. YOu have to have green coloured pumpkin not the yellow one. You will find it in any Indian Grocerry Shop/vegetable shop.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/27/2009 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All and specially James
Don't think that I am a vegetable vendor or a naturpath advocating or selling these herbs. I am an attorney specializing in Corporate Laws and have my own full service law firm in India with clients from all over the world. Cheers
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/27/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Please see this posting from Yuckygut regarding availability of turmeric and its effect

Posted 5/12/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)
I found Haldi(it is an organic drink) at Whole foods markets on the east coast, on both DC and New York. I truly know it saved my colon and put me in remission, as I was headed for misery on prednisone and colazal. I believe they have some way of formulating curcumin, and I thought it was kindav like a non starch prebiotic drink. Anyway, I dont really care, as remission has been a blessing. I had tried turmeric/curcumin before but never got any relief until I had the drink. I turned my friend who has IBS as well and she has had similar results. God willing it will continue to help, I hope this helps.

_________________________________

yuckygut
diagnosed 1998
now off prednisone and colazal
drink 1 Haldi daily
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
78 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3  4 
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:10 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,204,868 posts in 245,422 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155293 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, yazka.
284 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
dfrty, PrayingForAMiracle, Judy2, SuperBlanks, FamilyGuy, Dr-A, soystud, bayou jackal


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer