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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:02am PT
I used it for about two years and quit using it about six months ago as an experiment.

So far I've concluded that all it did was cost me money.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Thank goodness the stuff is CHEAP, eh?

Sorry it didn't work for you.

It's pure MAGIC for me!
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:05am PT
The best way to keep inflammation down is to cut out inflammation causing foods. For me, and many others, that would be wheat, dairy, grains in general, certainly sugar and anything over-processed.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:07am PT
^ ^ ^ I'll take that one step further. . . don't eat anything that has a label!

:-)
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Thanks for the report, Kath.

I've done that experiment a couple of times myself, and always end up finding turmeric helps reduce joint inflammation significantly.
5.samadhi

climber
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:22am PT
I have also found this to be true.

How do you take your turmeric though? Since I found stuffing capsules extremely tedious and the "tea" I made stained my mouth :)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:29am PT
I buy mine from Puritan's Pride, it comes in capsules.

It calls for 3 capsules per day.

I started with 1 so I'd have room to increase it if I needed to. I've never needed more than 1 capsule = 1/3 the recommended daily dose.

Blanchard heard a CBC radio interview that stated, taking an equal amount of black pepper with it, helped improve its efficacy. Neither of us ever tried that.

This anti-inflammatory thing reaches WAY further than just the way our joints feel.. . the "systemic" benefits of it are worthy of thought, as well.

Anybody who's thinking of starting this stuff needs to pull a GOOG (rhymes with spooge) on it and READ EVERYTHING THEY CAN FIND, first.


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:59am PT
This is interesting, & my knee is sore. Thanks!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Ryan. . . this isn't something you just take occasionally. You need to take it all the time. Do yourself a BIG favor and read a bunch of stuff on it.

There are some nutritionists who declare that if you only take ONE supplement, it should be turmeric, but. . . you need to make sure you are well informed before you take it.

GOOD LUCK.

Personally, I hope I can stay on it. . . because I was just kidding about not knowing which is worse, the gut aches or not moving like a kid. . . cause not having gut aches WINS, HANDS DOWN. . . but, being able to move gracefully holds a very close second!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:07am PT
This is quite informational, eKat... TFPU!

(Had no idea you have IBS. I feel like we are drifting apart.)
~xx
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Thanks Ekat, you mean the turmeric i just sprinkled all over my oatmeal isn't gonna fix it?!

:-)


eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Leggies. . . I really don't know what the AMA would call this gut thing. . . IBS is just big blanket they throw over achie guts. I wasn't willing to put the time into all the tests in an attempt to give it a name. All I know is giving up wheat took all the pain and symptoms away and that's all that matters, FER SHER!

I call it IBS as a joke for IcepickBrokenglassSickness. . . cause that covers it perfectly for me!

:-)

ox
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:19am PT

Thanks Ekat, you mean the turmeric i just sprinkled all over my oatmeal isn't gonna fix it?!

OH, DOOD. . . yer gonna need help. . . PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP!

:-)

I have friends who eat heavily curried meals so they don't have to take the capsules. . . but. . . I just can't eat curry EVERYDAY. . . nawmean?

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Ekat.. I've discovered the fountain of youth and the cure for what ails you...I lie down under that bullet- hole riddled water tank above the old lodge and wet my parched lips with Tamalax , nectar of the gods.. Since then my IBS has vanished and the colonic trips to Reno with them...RJ
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Thanks for the update Kath... right now I'm hobbling around on 100 year old knees. I will have to try the turmeric again. It worked wonders when I took it regularly but the gut issues were heinous. I lost a few pairs of undies out there.... let's just say we had explosive issues. Hah! Maybe I can find a dose that will be a balance between pain free knees and adult diapers.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:33am PT
JWerd. . . yer killin' me!

And. . . Stimbo. . . maybe NEW WORLD WHEAT is what's doin' in yer gutz! It's pretty easy to give up, really.

Here's to NOT having 100 year old knees. . . until we're 100!

:-)

oxoxo

Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:34am PT
I hear ya E-kitty!

For me, It all started with quitting the meat and looking closer at what I ingest.
A couple years ago I started making more Indian food and simple soups that I could toss in some turmeric. I have a separated shoulder(grade3, 24yrs ago) and BC skiing and wearing a camelback on the MTB began to irritate the hell outa my shoulder which would keep me from sleeping the nights following either activity due to pain and numbness. A buddy mentioned the qualities of turmeric so I tried it and it works for me. Now I might have 1000mgs of Ibuprofin once or twice a year instead of 4 times a week!! <-- that is a hella good thing! I also use Hammer's Tissue Rejuvenator which has turmeric b/c I get bored eating sh#t with turmeric all the time!! Also, for winter jointed pleasure, I like to drink a tea made with fresh ginger and turmeric root, lemon juice, honey and cayenne after a day of skiing(dh or nordic) and I am usually feeling good enough to giv'r the next day!
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:34am PT
right now I'm hobbling around on 100 year old knees. I will have to try the turmeric again.

I am going to try it again. As it now stands, alpine climbs are out. Skiing is out.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Cragar. . . I separated my shoulder over 30 years ago, roller skiing on I5 between Dunsmuir and Mt Shasta. It comes back to haunt me every once in a while - the latest has been during the time I was off turmeric. I am SO glad to report that the pain is a fading memory, now.

I'm with you on the Vitamin I, too. I stay as far away from it as I possibly can. A friend of mine, at an MD's recommendation, was taking it ALL DAY EVERYDAY for knee pain. It just about did her in. The abuse manifested itself into auto-immune hepatitis!

DOOD!

You do NOT want to go there.

She is now completely wheat free and is taking turmeric and is FINE!

RAD!
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:52am PT
yeah, pretty crazy what we can get just from what we eat. That label reference is spot-fukkin-on as well. Eat shitty food, buy stupid drugs to feel better, repeat - on a daily basis<-- the American diet.

Damn, now I am hungry for lunch!
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