Hi again Pamela
I have turmeric almost daily in at least one of the 5 small meals I have each day, it is very healing.
I don't use a recipe book, but most, not all, of my meals are about 10 ozs (more tends to result in acid reflux, because the stomach is simply too full). They include one or two vegetables,(mostly roots for me, but green bean, asparagus, and other fresh vegies are used). My grain is usually 1 1/2 tblsp of dry white Basmati rice or couscous, protien is 1/2 - 3/4 cup of chicken, duck or fish (sometimes turkey) slow cooked 'til tender in advance, then finely chopped (so I don't have to chew so much) and added to the dish. I use 1-2 tb sp of sesame oil or olive oil. I add a 1/4 tsp salt, and a blend of spices the I have learned work very well for me. they include turmeric, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, basil, tarragon, oregano, ginger, black pepper (too much ginger or black pepper raises my acid reflux but are great for the colder months of the years), and a less common asafoetida (hing). Usually 2-3 spices per dish is enough and usually in quantities of 1/4 to 1/2 tsp each.
I throw everything into a small pot, with about 10 oz of water, and slow cook it on medium heat for about 1/2 hour, until it is like a stew. There is plenty of texture and plenty of flavor, and with about a dozen vegetable option, 3-4 meat varieties, and all thos spice option I have plenty of variety in my diet. I get lots of comments at work about how good things smell.
I've slowed down my morning to make this all possible. Gone are the day of jumping out of bed, slamming down a bowl of cold cereal and heading out the door. Now I prepare and cook all my meals for the day as part of the morning routine. I would have never thought I could do it (and it is still challenging on some days, but it truly put me in a healthier state of mind to take on my crazy, stressful job each day.
I drink room temperature water as much as possible, or some type of warm tea.
In the summer I do include more raw vegetables and fruit and cool drinks.
I don't totally avoid the things that could cause me issues, I just make sure they are few and far between, so I don't redamage things.
Obviously this diet works for me. If you are of a thinner constitution it may have some benefits for you, but average or heavier build people would not necessarily benefit from it. I experience much gas and constipation, this diet helps with that. If diarhea is a problem for some. this could actually aggavate it. Learn before you do and seek some expert advice when possible.
One more thing. These warm, heavy, most meals do wonders for anxiety.
I look forward to hearing from you again.