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PSA
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   Posted 3/27/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Another posting from Yuckygut on this issue
Before I started with Haldi, I was very sensitive to what I ate, and if I made the wrong choice I paid for it dearly. But now I can eat whatever I want without any problem, I still have to use common sense, and moderation is the rule for me as well. But for me without a doubt the drinks are what have made a difference. Again, I believe a big part of my disease state is related to inflammation, and it seems Haldi helps decrease this and promote my own probiotic bacteria (at least that is my own theory). And my life without meds, prednisone and colozal, has allowed me to live again without being in misery. As for juicing, I do not do it personally, but it sounds like a good idea, maybe some of the other members on the board can comment about that.



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yuckygut
diagnosed 1998
now off colozal and prednisone
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


subdued
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   Posted 3/27/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   
PSA.Delhi said...
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.


Yes. Pumpkin is anti-inflammatory, especially pumpkin seeds. I like to eat pumpkin pie. The sugar doesn't seem to bother me. Perhaps the sugar's being offset by the good properties in the pumpkin. I don't know. I do eat the yellow kind though. I didn't know there was a green kind.
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)


men8ifr
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
my 2 cents worth..

I've posted this before. A year or 2 ago I was in the middle of a bad flare. I took 3 Lamberts tumeric tablets with my asacol one day and the next day I went to the toilet only once or twice and had formed stools and no blood. This was like a miracle at the time is was 6-12 months since I had 'normal' bm's. Previously I had 6-8 Bm's a day with D and blood and urgency.

Sadly the effects seem to have worn off and like many things which seem to help they loose their effectiveness. Now I'm going into a flare again I'm wondering if I should take a different type?
Ian

Currently in no mans land between flare and remission


PSA
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   Posted 3/27/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ian

You can try fresh turmeric instead of turmeric tablets. Fresh grown is always better than medicated one. Even on this forum there have been so many members who have seen the miracle of turmeric. You may also try pumpkin juice to go into remission.

You may also try Psyllium husk obtained from Psyllium plant to control D. It is a natural vegetable product obtained from the seeds of this plant by milling. This product is mainly used as a bowel regulator. It absorbs water and swells up to give increased bulk in the intestine. It also increases the moisture content of the stools. This promotes the normal peristaltic movements and the bowel mobility. It is the age-old medicine used in ayurveda for the treatment of problems associated with constipation. Most of the people do not get sufficient amount of fiber form the daily diet. As a result more than 75% of the population are overweight and have problems related to indigestion, gastritis, high cholesterol levels and some times may also be the cause for colon cancer.

Indications: Chronic constipation, Colitis, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Urethritis, Cystitis, Ulcers, Gastritis, disturbed lipid profile, Irritable bowel syndrome
Photochemical: Psyllium stalks contain tiny seeds, also called Psyllium, covered by husks, which are the parts used in foods. Psyllium's total dietary content -- 86 percent -- is made up of 71 percent soluble fiber and 15 percent insoluble fiber. This compares to 15 percent total fiber and only five percent soluble fiber for oat bran. The soluble fiber in one tablespoon of Psyllium is equal to 14 tablespoons of oat bran. It has a significant property of absorbing water and form a bulk mucilage. Its action is purely mechanical and its efficiency is entirely due to the large quantity of mucilage present in the husks


Digestive system: A natural remedy for constipation regulates bowel functions. A bulk forming laxative. Biological experiments have proved that the mucilage of husk forms a coating over the surface of ulcers thereby protecting the injured mucosa from irritating products of gastrointestinal digestion. Isabgol seeds are used in catarrh, chronic dysentery, intestinal fluxes, and diarrhea
Dose: powder: 5-10 gms
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


saposs
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks PSA :-) U r a great help! Yay! even i hve started Psyllium husk :-)
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) : 3/27/2009 8:45:01 AM (GMT-6)


Sara14
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I just received my free sample of Haldi (I had to pay $2.50 for shipping). I ordered it off their Web site. yuckygut - How long did it take until you saw improvement from the drinks? They are pretty expensive to order. I wish a store around here sold them.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen; persistant rectal inflammation


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/28/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried the Haldi drink some time ago. After getting a free sample from the company I contacted a local Whole Foods store and asked them to stock it, as some Whole Foods stores in other area were already carrying it.

It tastes fine but didn't help me with the UC. Also, I think you could make something similar at home with turmeric powder instead of spending the extra money on the drink.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
PSA, I just bought some fresh turmeric from the asian market. It's called yellow turmeric, but after I skined it, it's orange. I only ate one. It's about 2 inches long and about 3/4 wide. I remember you saying they were smaller. So I only ate one. It's extremely strong and I almost got sick. Is this the wrong turmeric. It kind of looks like a baby carrot, alittle bigger. The taste is too much for me. It opened up my nose. It's running now...LOL... I chewed it like a carrot and swallowed it. My tongue is also tingling.

Please get back to me and let me know. I bought 3 packages too. Only spent 5 bucks, but I feel like this is the wrong thing. Can you post a pic of what this looks like???LOL...



Thanks!

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   Posted 3/28/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Freaky
You have bought the right stuff. The size varies upon the quality. The good one is not too hard to chew. You won't get sick eating it. One develops the taste in a day or two. Why don't you do one thing, mix a little sugar initially or may be some lime juice (if your stomach does not react to lime). It does give a tingling tounge for a minute or two, but later on it feels good. Anyway, if you feel that you are not liking the taste then have it as a medicine - medicines may be bitter but they do cure. What do you say.
I will check, if I can click a picture of the turmeric lying in my deep freezer. Actually, in India the season has just started for fresh turmeric. Please don't worry it would not cause any harm. You will note the benefits within a week of its intake.
Good health and good luck to you. To all my friends out there, Haldi drink is something else. I believe it is made using grinded turmeric (powder) and not fresh turmeric and I presume there would be some preservatives too so the benefits are much lesser in packed haldi drink. Instead of that one can try turmeric powder in hot milk. We use that for all kinds of pains, including internal injuries.

Should you need any assistance, please feel free to get back. Do you want me to courier fresh turmeric to you, though I very much doubt if it would be permitted by concerned authorities in your country.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


saposs
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   Posted 3/28/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! Check this! i found this picture of haldi root on Flickr! check the site url i have posted below...

dnt worry about the tingling of tongue, it happened with me as well. In the beginning i was taking a lot of time eating just one piece... that gave me more tingling & didn't feel good. - now i peel- put the whole thing in my mouth -chew fast and gulp the chewed turmeric with a glass of water -this gives less tingling :-) (remember- to chew well!! :-) ) First day even i didnt feel too good - i was getting lot of turmeric burpppps!! :-) Do not start eating too much in one go- the turmeric i have r smaller- so i had one 1st day, two on 2nd say and increased further today. PSA has given detail in above post of the quantity we should take in a day.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/432139879_0ad29dae21.jpg%3Fv%3D0&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjiz/432139879/in/set-72157600023627301/&usg=__ZYYoDxNlB3W2UZYrvYSEGFty1Bc=&h=375&w=500&sz=107&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=uPEBR91gPadYYM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfresh%2Bturmeric%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
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) : 3/28/2009 5:22:58 PM (GMT-6)


yuckygut
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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   

sara, my bleeding started to go away after a week, but it took almost a month before I felt confident enough to wean myself

off my steroids.

psa, to grow your own turmeric in a pot, do you need to fertilize it?  And are some varieties better than others??

Just a note, I wish curry sat better with me, but I think some of the other spices are too hard on my stomach

so I just stay away from it

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yuckygut


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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Saposs
Thanks so much for the information. Infact I was a bit worried about Freaky yesterday night as I forgot to tell him that in case he is not liking the taste he should start with a small piece and then gradually increase the quantity. However, I just slept off as I was a bit tired after a long work schedule. Anyway thanks.

Hi Yuckygu - I am glad that you have been benefitted with Turmeric. In the last 22 years, I may have suggested this to hundreds of patients with UC, acidity, IBD, skin disorders, bleeding, internal injuries, body pains, etc. and most or rather 99 per cent of them have seen the benefit. Even pumpkin juice (fresh green pumpkin juice) is very effective for these.
so far growing Turmeric is concerned, you will find that a few roots which you have bought, may show a bud, if you keep them for quite some time without refrigeration. That shows they are growing. It is like sprouts or an old potato which at times starts growing into a plant. Just sow this piece of Turmeric in a pot. It is better if you only use natural/bio fertilizer. Please don't use the chemical fertilizer as it would destroy the properties of turmeric plant. It may take about a month or so before the plant gives enough roots (fruits). You have to dig out the turmeric pieces. Leave a couple of them because after a while you would find lots of them like potato crop in your flower pot. Well in so far as varieties are concerned, my suggestion is that you should take tender soft turmeric because the one which is too big becomes too hard and is the one which is dried and powdered for spices. The best one is small pieces as they are very soft and good healers.

Better stay away from spices even though if you regularly take turmeric, the spices may not hit you hard on your intestine walls in view of turmeric coating. So choice is yours.
Any information you people need, feel free to get back. I would be more than delighted to assist you in whatever way I can.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
saposs said...
Hey! Check this! i found this picture of haldi root on Flickr! check the site url i have posted below...

dnt worry about the tingling of tongue, it happened with me as well. In the beginning i was taking a lot of time eating just one piece... that gave me more tingling & didn't feel good. - now i peel- put the whole thing in my mouth -chew fast and gulp the chewed turmeric with a glass of water -this gives less tingling :-) (remember- to chew well!! :-) ) First day even i didnt feel too good - i was getting lot of turmeric burpppps!! :-) Do not start eating too much in one go- the turmeric i have r smaller- so i had one 1st day, two on 2nd say and increased further today. PSA has given detail in above post of the quantity we should take in a day.

 
Hi Saposs
Just one piece of advice. Don't gulp down the turmeric with water because then you are diluting it too fast and it does not get enough time to stay in your system through insulating the GI tract and colon. The healing would be slower if you gulp it because it would go down the system without applying the juice or mixing with bile juices. Our main aim is that it applies a coating on the walls/bleeding soars/ulcers/mucous lining, but water prevents this.
I am sorry that I am suggesting you to something harsh. But you will realise its benefits.

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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


saposs
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   Posted 3/29/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh! i was doing wrong as well as misguiding Freakzilla :-( I will not gulp it down with water any longer. PSA i have proctitis, which has kind of flared up after i took my my vaccination (MMR for mump, measles, rubella) do u think turmeric will have a coating for proctitis affected area as well ? i was thinking because the lower part of colon is affected in proctitis!
Do let me know your thoughts on this..thanks! Also have you heard anyone flaring after vaccination :-)
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


PSA
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   Posted 3/29/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Saposs

Well at times I used to have flare ups when I went for blood tests or had too much stress because of profession or personal reasons. In so far as your query is concerned, the answer is YES. Turmeric gets into the whole system and goes down to the Colon. You must have read that Turmeric is very good and lots of tests have shown that it may be useful for treatment of colon cancer. The problem with other oral medicines is that none of them is able to reach the lower portion of the colon, but Turmeric reaches those levels. You try Turmeric orally for a couple of days. I am sure it would help. Take turmeric empty stomach in the morning and try not to eat anything for at least half an hour so that it reaches /travels down to the GI tract. Please keep me posted. In case it does not help then we will consider having Turmeric Enema (diluting/dissolving fresh turmeric paste in water and after sieving the same taking as enema). I had tried Pyllium Husk enema/poppy seed enema. But I am sure turmeric enema should help without any side effects. Can you believe I use another very strong natural antiseptic i.e, Neem leaves in boiled water for all skin irritations/bum irritation/anal soreness. Let me find the English/Medical name of Neem tree. It is a blood purifier. It is a little bitter in taste but normally we chew it in the morning. Infact in India still in villages people do not use tooth brush or paste. They clean their teeth with Neem twig as the neem juice gets into system and is very good for their gums/intestines etc.

Neem tree has quite a few curative properties; it has been widely used in traditional system of medicine for centuries now. Each part of neem is used in medicines and thus commercially exploitable. Neem has been evaluated for safety and efficacy and after numerous research by leading organizations and companies, it has been considered as a universal cure for diseases.

It is a revered tree in India with close to 150 compounds been obtained from different parts of the tree. It is also considered to be a natural source for a medicines and industrial products. Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Properties of Neem Compounds

Anti-inflammatory
Antiarthritic
Antipyretic
Hypoglycaemic
Spermicidal
Antifungal
Antibacterial
Diuretic
Antimalarial
Antitumour
Parts of Neem and Diseases they Cure:
Neem Bark : acts as an analgesic and can cure fever.
Neem Flower : Used to cure intestinal problems.
Neem Leaf : Raw leaf and leaf extract can be used for body weight problems, skin problems and ulcers, gastrointestinal problems.
Neem Twig : Can be used to cure common cold and cough, asthma and bronchitis, urinary track disorders, diabetes and blood pressure.
Neem Seed : Can be used to cure leprosy and other gastrointestinal problems.

Various studies and researches have been conducted on the safety and effficacy of different neem medicinal products.

Many herbalists recommend chewing the leaves, taking capsules of dried leaf, or drinking the bitter tea. The leaves cleanse the blood, help the gastrointestinal system (ulcers!), support the liver, and strengthen the immune system, to name just some of the most popular benefits.

Although the leaves of the neem tree have been used this way for thousands of years in India, I recommend you are careful when taking them internally. Neem is a very powerful herb. It's best to ask a qualified herbalist first, and to not take it internally over long periods.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


saposs
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   Posted 3/29/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks PSA... going to have my turmeric now :-) -- will not gulp it down! :-)
Yes, i know neem, i use herbal toothpaste which is has neem & mint leaves! - TOMS toothpaste
I will keep u updated, hope turmeric helps me!
Thanks!
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


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I took my turmeric already. After i skinned it, it was about an inch and a half long and about 3/4 inch wide. I only ate that one. Jeez, tumeric is very strong. It's insane!!!HAHAHA... I'm gonna keep at it though. Didn't eat anything for about 40 mins. Then I had my green smoothie.... There excellent. Well, PSA and everyone else, thanks for the info and comments. I've been super busy and I am today also. I have to go. Everyone have a great day. Be back on later tonight. Got dinner at my GF grandparents house......



Thanks, Freak

PSA
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   Posted 3/29/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Freaky that sounds great. Develop the taste for stronger turmeric. It would help in long run. Plus the coloured tounge and hands. Do you know in India the bride and groom are applied Turmeric on their hands as one of the rituals before marriage. Infact the ritual is called Haldi ceremony when all members of the family and friends apply turmeric paste on bride and groom. Let us all have a turmeric party. Do you know there is one State in India (Madhya Pradesh) where these tribals take locally brewed Turmeric liquor. It prevents the ill effects of alcohol and prevents ulcers too. So what do you say.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


VerM
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
What about curcumin or the helpful part of the turmeric? May have spelled it wrong.
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PSA
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
VerM curcumin is the medical name of the turmeric. That is what I feel. Turmeric consists of curcumin even though the same is available in capsule or haldi drink but as they say fresh natural product is always better.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


PSA
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
VerM
Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. Curcuminoids are polyphenolic compounds that give turmeric its yellow color; curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric.
The results of phase I clinical trials in colorectal cancer patients suggest that biologically active levels of curcumin can be achieved in the gastrointestinal tract through oral curcumin supplementation. Such trials provide support for further clinical evaluation in people at risk for gastrointestinal cancers. (More Information)

Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Rhizomes are horizontal underground stems that send out shoots as well as roots. The bright yellow color of turmeric comes mainly from fat-soluble, polyphenolic pigments known as curcuminoids (Figure 1). Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid found in turmeric, is generally considered its most active constituent (1). Other curcuminoids found in turmeric include demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. In addition to its use as a spice and pigment, turmeric has been used in India for medicinal purposes for centuries. More recently, evidence that curcumin may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities has renewed scientific interest in its potential to prevent and treat disease.

Curry powder contains turmeric along with other spices, but the amount of curcumin in curry powders is variable and often relatively low (81).
In the United States, turmeric is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA as a food additive by the FDA (82). Serious adverse effects have not been reported in humans taking high doses of curcumin. A dose escalation trial in 24 adults found that single oral dosages up to 12 g were safe
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


PSA
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear All
You may check this link as the same may be helpful. Even the photograph of turmeric is given.
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-skeptic8-2008sep08,0,7896646.story
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Freakzilla154L
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 3/31/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, it feels good to be back. I'm still continuing with the turmeric, but I feel awful today. Not really with my stomach, but my seb derm on my face looks bad today and i'm really tired. Who knows... It has to be the toxins coming through my skin, but why my face and hair.... It comes through my pores and hair follicles! Any advice???


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saposs
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 3/31/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Freakzilla, i dnt know about seb derm, but once i had acne problem for which i used Cetaphil face wash which helped - years later i m still using it :-) I have read turmeric is very - very & very good for skin as well - just keep having it regularly.

We both started our turmeric together - hope it helps us :-) Will let u know how i feel - maybe we should give it at least a week before we discuss the outcome. But one thing for sure - my tongue feels SWOLLEN for more than an hour after having it. I have started taking it 3 times a day - morning, evening and at night!... PSA delhi hope i m not over-eating it - well today planning not to take at night!
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) : 3/31/2009 10:26:10 PM (GMT-6)


PSA
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/31/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Saposs
Don't worry you will see the benefit. You are not over-eating it. It is quite perfect. I don't think your tongue gets swollen. It may be just a feeling that it is numb because you have to develop the tastebuds.

Hi Freaky - for a rich glowing skin apply fresh turmeric paste on your face. It would cure your seb derm besides giving you a glowing skin. No need to bleach with other chemical products. In India all girls are using Haldi peel or paste for face and hands. As I said earlier, just on the morning of marriage there is a special ceremony/ritual of Turmeric, when it is applied to bride and groom for glowing skin and ofcourse to hide black heads.
Keep me posted about your health and outcome.
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
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 

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