Benefits of Turmeric – But Is It Good For YOU?
benefits of turmeric are listed in over 6,000 clinical studies proving that it may just well be the most healing herb we have available today. It has been referenced for over 5,000 throughout Asia and India. It can easily take the place of over 20 common mediations that many people are on. It is so powerful I recommend it when I am teaching preppers about survival. One of the main topics is always the medication packs. In fact, I have taken several of those classes from Emergency room doctors to high ranking military man.
There is a time and place for pharmaceuticals but my part is teaching how to save the drugs for emergencies and use nature for everything else. Turmeric is a major player in my medicine packs.
Turmeric is so powerful due to the curcumin, which are highly anti-inflammatory. Many natural healers have proven that just about any disease can be dealt with once you remove the inflammation. But I know you didn’t come to my site to learn about turmeric. You came to find out what genes say about turmeric.
Turmeric can induce epigenetic changes. It is your epigenetics that control whether you have a positive or negative gene influence.
What may be of additional interest to gene seekers is the part that turmeric plays in methylation. Methylation helps your body to detox. It also helps your body process estrogen, exerts influence on the turning on and off of genes, gives you energy, protects and builds the myelin sheath around nerves, and is responsible for building the good neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, etc. When we want to see what’s going on with methylation, we look at the MTHFR genes.
Defective MTHFR Symptoms
- Alzheimer’s disease
- anxiety and/or depression
- autism/sensory disfunction
- autoimmune disorders
- bipolar and other emotional psychological disorders
- blood pressure problems
- brain fog and/or memory loss
- digestive problems
- cancers or tumors
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- heart disease
- inability to change inactive forms of B vitamins (folate and B12) to active forms – avoid cyanocobalamin and folic acid which are chemical B vitamins.
- increase risk of cancers
- low energy
- muscle pain or growing pains
- Parkinson’s disease
- tingling or numbness in hands or feet
- tremors or shaking
Curcumin has found to change methylation patterns in certain genes expression that impacts colorectal cancer. Taking turmeric (curcumin) long term has shown to stabilize methylation changes in cells.
However, no matter how powerful curcumin is, it is not for everyone. There are certain expressions of genes where curcumin will actually cause more problems. I have a half variant which means it would help but could cause problems at the same time. People with full variants should not take curcumin. I once worked with a holocaust surviver. She could not take curcumin as it aggravated her condition.
Turmeric loses potency the longer it is ground and sits. To combat this, I recommend making your own turmeric powder.
Purchase turmeric from your local Whole Foods, Middle Eastern market or Asian market. They look like small orangish roots. Wash them and peel them with the back of a spoon. Slice them length wise and dehydrate them at 105 degrees F. When they are dry, usually less than 24 hours, grind the dehydrated roots up into a powder. Use this powder in coconut milk or add it to foods.
Here is a list on Amazon to make your own turmeric powder at home.
Because of my gene variant, I do not take turmeric internally on a daily basis. (However, I do use it on my skin at night.) Instead, I am very careful with my 3 gene factors: Diet, environment, and mind and have found that I can keep my genes pretty happy so the need for something else is not often needed. If you want to know what your genes say about you, get started here.