Post Edited (rrr1) : 4/15/2008 9:35:02 AM (GMT-6)
Hi, I am new to the alzhiemers site, but I saw your post about turmeric/curcumin, and it rang a bell with the treatment I am taking for my ulcerative colitis and Gerd. It is an organic drink called Haldi, which contains an activated form of curcumin, along with some kind of proprietary formulation, and the only reason I knew about its benefits in alzhiemers was from the literature research I did when I started drinking Haldi for my colitis. It seems it is as beneficial for alzhiemers as it is for colitis and Gerd. I personally believe it is more of a prevention than a cure, but I found them at whole foods markets, and at their website which has a nice research page at Haldi4health.com. In this formulation, it seems you get better activity and absorption of the curcumin(they also taste good as well). I hope this helps.
drink 1 Haldi daily
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/23/2008 11:18:08 AM (GMT-6)
I am so sorry for the recent loss of your father, I wish you well. And I congratulate you on being an RN, as it is a great profession. I looked at the bottles of Haldi that I have, 1 is wild berry, and its ingredients are organic cherry juice, organic apple cider vinegar, purified water, organic raspberry, organic cane juice(sugar), vitamin c, citric acid, the curcumin amount not specified so I called the company,(since it is something I take daily) ,they said the curcumin is 200mg, and that they have a proprietary process that activates it so it actually is approx a gram. What was interesting to me with all that is the activated part of it, as opposed to the pills which are not water soluble and not used by the body. For my UC, it has been a blessing, as well as for my friend with fibromyalgia/IBS. The green tea is basically organic green tea, organic mint, organic lemon juice, water , curcumin, vit c , citric acid as well.
I like the fact it is organic certified and tastes good.
What is pyoderma gangrenosum?
Few days’ back I’ve also posted here in a different thread (http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=8&m=1090589 ) after asking about Curcumin Extract, as my dearest cousin sister is still suffering with Alzheimer’s. Right now she is under medication. I asked doctor about Curcumin but he is not fully aware about this product’s effectiveness. I’ve found a site naturalplaza , where they’re talking on Curcumin. But still I’m not sure whether should I buy this for my sister or not.
Jenny, just a quick comment on your post, I believe ingredients like curcumin, omega 3, etc, are more of a preventative with Alzheimers disease, and not necessarily curative like it can be with IBS, etc. Even the Haldi drinks which contain a more active form of curcumin, state prevention is best, or something like that. I think it is more of a personal choice, but as howlyncat said, be careful.
drink 1 Haldi daily