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saposs
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi PSA Delhi,
i have read some of your posts and see that you r support lot of natural remedies/diet, something i would love to add to my diet. Just wanted to know if there is anything else you could suggest .... i m new to UC and still a lot to research.
I am very regular with my turmeric in anything i cook (esp. my soups) + grated garlic & ginger. I m not sure if we get turmeric plant here(US) as i would love to eat home grown. Then i have started my morning yoga prayanam. I eat mostly cooked/raw vegetables + little whole wheat bread ..no spices/ no oily food! Meditation is something i have been planning to add since long :-) No meat/alcohol
Well, is there anything else you know of, which i could add in my diet.... i want to reduce any medicine i m taking. My active immune system has already given me - thyroid and UC! My immune system feels that my thyroid is a foreign body and is fighting it hard :-(
thanks!
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
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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Saposs

Thanks for your kind words. I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with UC. But do not worry at all. You can manage the same with diet. Infact there is a post on either this forum or Jpouch.org listing out thousands of diet charts. You may go through them too. In so far as Turmeric is concerned, you may grow the same in your house in a small flower pot. It is grown like potatato. You will find fresh turmeric in the market in US too. Please ask any person from South India staying in the US. He would definitely be able to guide you to the shop where you can find it. You may just plant a few pieces of the same in flower pot. This is more effective than the dry turmeric. Please have it first thing in the morning, empty stomach. All your pains, acidity, constipation, mucous, bleeding, etc would get controlled. It may also help you in your thyroid. As mucous is because of inflamed lining of stomach/intestines, this turmeric, which is in any case the best natural antiseptic gives a coating to the infected area and prevents the mucous formation.

In so far as other diets are concerned, my advice is you may avoid bread as it causes constipation at times. You may have banana, flagyl, probiotics - or else fresh yogurt with banana. This would help you a lot. Have lots and lots of fresh air in the morning. Do not take too much mental stress. The first thing which is affected by stress is your digestive system. So take care. You will be surprised that some of the UC medicines too have the turmeric base /salt. Have you tried basil (tulsi) in your tea or cooking. That is also very good for your digestive system. Another important thing, green pumpkin juice. I think that is one of the best things I have tried. It cures most of the digestive system problems, including UC and constipation. So relax. In case you require any further information or assistance, please feel free to get back. If any new thoughts come to my mind, I would share them with you too.

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
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 2/16/2009 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
"TURMERIC
Indian Saffron, Yellow Ginger (Curcuma Zanga)
The rhizome, or root of turmeric, is bright orange but otherwise has the skin and shape of its relative, ginger. Turmeric is boiled, peeled, dried, and ground into a powder. This powder is an essential ingredient in Iridian cuisine. It is also used as a yellow dye for clothing (especially the robes of Buddhist monks), and as a dye for margarine and some dairy products. Turmeric originated in India.,
Health Benefits Turmeric is the highest known source of beta carotene. It tones the spleen-pancreas, liver, and stomach. It strengthens the immune system, enhances digestion, and helps dissolve uterine tumors, cysts, and gallstones. Turmeric is antibacterial and may be used to regulate blood sugar for diabetics.

The bright yellow pigment in turmeric appears to inhibit the development of colon cancer. Turmeric may also be used topically to reduce canker sores and cold sores. Apply the powder directly to the afflicted area or mixed with water to form a paste.
Combined with coriander and cumin, turmeric aids in the digestion of complex carbohydrates. It also aids in the assimilation of protein and so is good to combine with milk for very young children. Turmeric is tridoshic in moderation; in excess; its astringency can agitate vata.
Use In addition to its mustard yellow color, turmeric tends to food a warm, musky aroma and flavor that's slightly astringent. The yellow color may stain cIothing, and it will temporarily color counters, wooden spoons, and other kitchen surfaces that it comes in contact with. To improve its flavor and medicinal properties, saute it briefly in ghee or oil before cooking it with other ingredients. As an essential ingredient in curry, turmeric may be used to add color and flavor to any vegetable or grain dish. I sometimes add a little to breads to make them more digestible.
Buying Light quickly reduces the color, flavor, and aroma of turmeric, so purchase in small quantities and store tightly covered in a dark glass jar. Turmeric has, however, excellent heat stability.
What is the name of the Health Food store and location where you found fresh turmeric? I've done searches all over the Internet and can't find a source of fresh turmeric.
Almost any Indian grocery store will have it as well. Try looking up to see if there's a Patel's grocery near where you are. They're a big chain with outlets near most major urban centers.

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
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 2/16/2009 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
in san diego there are a number of health food stores that should sell it. try jimbos or peoples co-op in pacific beach.
Gazillion Indian grocery stores in any large size town
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I read this is a common ingredient in South Thailand cooking. But I want to eat some raw everyday as a nutritional supplement. Turmeric is supposed to be very good for you.
The disease-fighting actions of turmeric come from a compound called curcumin. Research suggests that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant properties that may be protective against several types of cancers, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Bharat B. Aggarwal, a professor of cancer medicine at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston says that in India where turmeric is consumed daily, the rate of, lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer is ten times lower than in the U.S. Curcumin appears to block the development and multiplication of several types of cancer cells and enhance full body immunity.

“I cannot think of anybody who should not use curcumin, except people who are on blood-thinning medication, since curcumin also thins the blood,” Aggarwal says. He suggests cooking with half a teaspoon of turmeric a day (it doesn’t taste good raw). With a green light from your physician, Aggarwal recommends supplemental curcumin; 500-1,000mg per day if you are at risk for or suffering from a chronic disease, and 500mg per day to for overall health benefits.
For information and recipes using turmeric go to: www.INDOGEN.NET.<!--QuoteEnd-->
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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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 2/16/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks PSA for all the information, i would definitely search for fresh turmeric in Indian store here- hope that i find 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!

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