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This Supplement Should Be In Everyone's Cabinet

DOC MAC's HEALTH OPTIMIZATION COURSE


THE PURIFICATION STRAND


TURMERIC


"In the last Purification Strand course, I shared with you the mother of all antioxidants: a supplement named glutathione. In this course, I am going to share with you the mother of all anti-inflammatories, and it makes glutathione an even more powerful antioxidant.”

As you know by now, in the Third Strand of The HOPE Protocol, I am teaching you how to optimize your health by optimizing your liver. We’ve discussed these liver-optimizing tools so far.

  • Water

  • Alcohol

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Glutathione

The next tool we will incorporate into our Liver Optimization Protocol is turmeric.


Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of the Eastern Ayurveda Medicine culture.


In Ayurveda medicine, turmeric is essential for decreasing inflammation, and not just any inflammation but the “bad” one, chronic inflammation.


Again, chronic inflammation is what most likely will kill us because it is the primary source cause of

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Strokes

  • Alzheimer’s

To remind you, one of the reasons we are optimizing the liver is because as we become overweight while in our pauses, we develop an excess amount of belly fat and liver fat. They go hand in hand.


Belly fat is a representation of how chronically inflamed we are, and a fatty liver affects how well we metabolize hormones and fat.

“Hundreds of studies have proven that turmeric is the best reducer of chronic inflammation on the planet.”

The powerful active ingredient in turmeric that reduces inflammation is called curcumin.

“The reduction of chronic inflammation will reduce fat, especially fat that has accumulated within the liver.”

Curcumin stimulates the liver's LDL receptor sites, making them more efficient. Research has also found that there is a good possibility that curcumin increases the amount of LDL receptors we have. The more LDL receptor sites the liver has, the better the liver can clear cholesterol from the body.

“One of the important functions of turmeric is that it removes cholesterol from the liver.”

Another action turmeric has on the liver is it accelerates detoxification of the liver. To remind you of the three-step detoxification process of the liver,

  1. Phase one filters the toxins,

  2. Phase two burns the toxins,

  3. Phase three, the burnt toxins’ ashes are flushed from the liver.

“Like ACV, turmeric accelerates the flushing of the burnt toxin’s ashes from the liver. ”

Turmeric, like ACV, increases the stomach’s acidity. Recall that as we age, our stomach acidity decreases. With the Meso-menu and its higher protein intake, it is important to be able to break protein down properly so the protein does not enter our intestines undigested, where it will ferment and adversely affect our microbiome.


Taking turmeric may not be a good idea if you are taking medications for an ulcer that lowers stomach acidity. That goes for ACV, too.


Always seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner before taking any supplement.


OTHER BENEFITS


Turmeric and Cancer


Turmeric is used to prevent and treat cancer.

“Extensive research over the past two decades suggests that curcuminoids, the active ingredient in turmeric (C. longa), interfere with multiple cell signaling pathways, providing support for the potential role of curcumin in modulating cancer development and progression.”

Turmeric and Arthritis


Studies found that turmeric is much more effective at reducing the inflammation caused by arthritis than the common anti-inflammatory drugs.

“Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential treatment for a number of health conditions, including reduced pain and increased ease of movement in people with osteoarthritis.”

Turmeric and IBD


Inflammatory Bowel Disease hurts. Turmeric has been shown to decrease the discomfort of IBD.

“A clinical study from the UK involving 207 irritable bowel syndrome patients showed improvement in their symptoms after the researchers had them take turmeric tablets.”

Tumeric and Diabetes


Recall chronic inflammation is one of the primary causes of diabetes. Science has found that this inflammation is associated with a cytokine called necrosis factor-α, a pro-inflammatory molecule associated with inflammation associated with the development of diabetes.


The overproduction of this cytokine interferes with the normal function of insulin, leading to the development of insulin resistance, an important step in the development of diabetes.

“Turmeric and its ingredient curcumin may assist in controlling diabetes. Studies have shown that it can reduce blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and prevent weight gain.”

Tumeric and Brain Function


Our brains can stay youthful and alert as we age. The lack of brain exercise and the decreasing production of a growth hormone that specializes in brain growth called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) causes our brains to shrink and malfunction as we age.


One study placed participants on a 4-week treatment schedule using turmeric. Their memory and mood improved. They also reported a better state of calmness and contentedness.

“Curcumin as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and lipophilic action improves the cognitive functions in patients with AD.” (Alzheimer’s Disease)

Turmeric and Depression


Tumeric and curcumin have been shown to be a promising treatment for depression.


Turmeric improves the production of dopamine and serotonin. Depression also is associated with the dysfunction of BDNF.

“Curcumin targets depression by promoting neurogenesis, increasing levels of key neurotransmitters—serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine—and inhibiting inflammation.”

Turmeric and Heart Health


Heart health begins with the lining of your arteries and veins. Dysfunction of these linings is the core of heart disease, with damaged arterial linings (endothelium), blood pressure, blood flow, and blood clotting problems can occur.

“With its ability to help reduce inflammation and oxidation, turmeric could lower the risk of heart disease. Studies show that turmeric may help reverse the heart disease process.”

Turmeric and Cholesterol


Turmeric prevents cholesterol oxidation, preventing cholesterol damage to the endothelium. With less cholesterol oxidation, turmeric may also decrease the buildup of arterial plaque.

“Curcumin has been proven to lower LDL cholesterol and prevent its oxidation, suppressing plaque build-up in arteries.”

Turmeric and Aging

Turmeric has been used as a healthy skin agent for thousands of years.


“Curcumin supplementation accompanied with regular physical exercise could potentially slow down aging and/or prevent oxidative stress that causes one to age.”

Turmeric and Alcohol


As we all know, alcohol damages the liver. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a way for the liver to cope with excess alcohol.


“…supplementation of turmeric extract enhances alcohol clearance, reducing hangover symptoms.”

Have I convinced you that turmeric is worth looking into? I hope!


There are several ways to get turmeric into our bodies. One of the easiest is to cook with it.


We add Turmeric to:

  1. Scrambles, Frittatas, and all of our Egg Dishes.

  2. Roasted vegetables.

  3. Salads and all greens.

  4. Soups.

  5. Smoothies

  6. Tea.

Vicky grates fresh turmeric most of the time for foods and teas. If you are like me and would rather purchase turmeric powder, below is a link.



As a gourmet cook, Vicky finds ways to get it into our food. I prefer to take it in a capsule.


Below are two Amazon links of two forms of turmeric in capsule form.


As you know, I prefer to test one spice or supplement without any other ingredients. Once I test it and it passes, I can add the next spice or ingredient to my supplement regimen.


You will know that it passes the test because there is no inflammatory response. An inflammatory response is noted by bloat and, therefore, weight gain.


Here is the capsule I use as a single-ingredient supplement.



I want to be transparent. Turmeric absorption is enhanced by ginger and black pepper extract. If you are worried you may be sensitive to either one, begin with the single-ingredient turmeric that I have placed a link for above.


If you know that you are not sensitive to ginger or black pepper, try this supplement.



Before taking any supplement, discuss it with your healthcare practitioner.


Homework


In today's homework assignment, I have supplied you with a link to an informative video that goes into more depth about turmeric and how to use it.


I hope you enjoy it.



 

WHO WANTS TO FEEL BETTER, LOOK BETTER, AND BE HEALTHIER?


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Schedule an initial consult with me for this Thursday to learn more.


Remember, it's FREE!


If your hormones make life miserable and you need to lose 30 pounds or more, don't hesitate to accept this offer.


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"Procrastination is the seed to failure."​


 

THIS WEEK'S US-IE


Rojelio

This past week, our youngest grandson, Rojelio, turned two. We had grandson number five, Nico, Rojelio's new brother, brotherjoin us on October 3rd, 2023. We can't wait to meet him.


Being a grandparent is amazing!


And remember...


"IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR HORMONES!"


"Because when your hormones are balanced, your weight, health, and mind will follow."


🕺 Doc ​

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