10 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Eat More Turmeric

Article by ross

Turmeric could possibly be THE most powerful, and most researched nutritional supplement known today.

I have absolutely fallen in love with it, and have it daily.

In fact, I think everyone should strongly consider adding turmeric not only to their daily diet, but also their daily supplement regimen.

For me, it now stands alongside omega 3 as my most important nutrient.

Here are my 10 Scientifically Proven Ways Turmeric Will Change Your Life:

turmeric benefits: 10 science backed benefits

1. Turmeric Fights Fatigue

Brand new research from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (and published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology) shows curcumin from turmeric “significantly lowered levels of fatigue”.

The exciting part is that this addresses both acute fatigue (immediate) and chronic fatigue (ongoing).

After just one hour of taking curcumin, the people in the study showed significant improvements on two measures of attention (concentration) and memory.

If only I’d known this when I was doing exams at uni…

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2. Helps With Heart Conditions & Cardiovascular Health

Curcumin has been demonstrated to be able to help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body.

The word oxidation is important here. Cholesterol as a whole is actually needed by the body and especially the brain, but when it is oxidized it damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaques.

This is what can then lead to heart attack or stroke (i.e. not all cholesterol, OXIDIZED cholesterol).

Therefore, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol can support protect us from the development of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.

On top of this, in the heart health stakes, turmeric is a solid source of Vit B6. Why is B6 important for heart health?

It all comes down to something called homocysteine.

When homocysteine gets too high the knock on effects are significantly damaging to blood vessel walls.

In fact, high homocysteine levels are a significant risk factor for heart disease.

In an incredible piece of research published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, subjects who consumed 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days, saw their blood levels of oxidized cholesterol drop by 33% and their HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 29%.

Incredible!

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3. Curcumin Fights Cancer: Fact

There are now SO MANY studies linking turmeric to cancer prevention and treatment it’s hard to know where to start.

Simply put – if you son’t get motivated by anything else in this article…swear solemnly to consume turmeric daily for it’s cancer prevention qualities!

Here are just a handful of the studies:

Colon Cancer:

Overwhelming in vitro evidence and completed clinical trials suggests that curcumin may prove to be useful for the chemoprevention of colon cancer in humans

Curcumin for chemoprevention of colon cancer; Cancer Letters Journal; Jeremy James Johnson, Hasan Mukhtarb; Volume 255, Issue 2, 8 October 2007, Pages 170–181 [link]

Gastric Cancer:

“These data demonstrate that curcumin inhibits the growth of H. pylori cagA+ strains in vitro, and this may be one of the mechanisms by which curcumin exerts its chemopreventative effects.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and curcumin inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a group 1 carcinogen; Journal of Anticancer Research; Mahady GB, Pendland SL, Yun G, Lu ZZ; [2002, 22(6C):4179-4181] [link]

Breast Cancer:

Using an in vivo model of human breast cancer, dietary supplementation with curcumin was found to significantly inhibit cyclophosphamide-induced tumor regression.

Dietary Curcumin Inhibits Chemotherapy-induced Apoptosis in Models of Human Breast Cancer; The Journal of Cancer Research; Sivagurunathan Somasundaram, Natalie A. Edmund, Dominic T. Moore, George W. Small, Yue Y. Shi, and Robert Z. Orlowski; Cancer Res July 1, 2002 62; 3868 [link]

Prostate Cancer:

Curcumin could be a potentially therapeutic anti-cancer agent, as it significantly inhibits prostate cancer growth, as exemplified by LNCaP in vivo, and has the potential to prevent the progression of this cancer to its hormone refractory state.

Therapeutic potential of curcumin in human prostate cancer. III. Curcumin inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis, and inhibits angiogenesis of LNCaP prostate cancer cells in vivo. Dorai T, Cao YC, Dorai B, et al. Prostate 2001 Jun 1;47(4):293-303. 2001. PMID:16280 [link]

Lung Cancer:

Our findings suggest that curcumin has anti-metastatic potential by decreasing invasiveness of cancer cells. Moreover, this action was involved in the MEKK3, p-ERK signaling pathways resulting in inhibition of MMP-2 and -9 in human lung cancer A549 cells.

Overall, the above data shows that the anticancer effect of curcumin is also exist for the inhibition of migration and invasion in lung cancer cells.

Curcumin inhibits the migration and invasion of human A549 lung cancer cells through the inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF); Cancer Letters Journal; Song-Shei Lin, Kuang-Chi Lai et al; Volume 285, Issue 2, 28 November 2009, Pages 127–133; [link]

How and why is turmeric so powerful in fighting cancers?

There are so many ways that the curcumin in turmeric helps fight and prevent cancer.

Here are just a handful, to give you the gist!

  1. Curcumin has an ability to induce apoptosis (natural cell death) in cancer cells.
  2. Curcumin’s antioxidant actions enable it to protect the cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA
  3. Curcumin also helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm
  4. It has also been shown to inhibit vascular epithelial growth factors. Every tumour needs a blood supply – the growth factors build one, but curcumin seems to stop them.
  5. It has been shown to re-awaken a key tumour suppressor gene.

In fact, it’s so highly regarded as being a powerful cancer-fighter, very expensive trials with nano-technology are being funded to find ways to delivery curcumin from turmeric more specifically and more powerfully in medical cancer treatments.

4. Turmeric Rapidly Reduces Inflammation

There are four factors I believe are critical to optimal health:

  1. Reducing/preventing chronic inflammation
  2. Consuming high levels of antioxidants
  3. Supporting the immune system
  4. Supporting the body’s pH balance (of course!)

Alkaline Recipe BookConsuming turmeric hugely supports all four of these.

In terms of inflammation, I doubt that there is anything more powerful to consume than turmeric.

Inflammation, acidity, compromised immunity and oxidation are intrinsically linked, and a combination of them is at the root cause of most preventable diseases and conditions such as cancers, type-2 diabetes, brain diseases, arthritis, excess weight, skin conditions, fatigue conditions and more.

And the simple fact is, turmeric is scientifically proven beyond doubt to be highly effective at preventing chronic inflammation.

In this study, A Randomized, Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis the subjects were split into three groups:

1. 500mg of curcumin from turmeric
2. 50mg of the NSAID drug diclofenac sodium
3. Both together

Interestingly, while all three groups showed improvement, the group who took JUST the 500mg curcumin supplement showed the highest improvement in Disease Activity Score (DAS) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for reduction in tenderness and swelling of joint scores.

Yes, taking JUST curcumin was more powerful than taking the NSAID drug! [source]

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5. Turmeric Has Huge Antioxidant Capacity

In terms of antioxidant capacity, turmeric also rules here too!

Clinical studies have proven beyond doubt that curcumin exerts very powerful antioxidant effects.

As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes.

This is one of the principle causes of many cancers, fatigue conditions such as fibromyalgia, heart conditions, cognitive conditions and more.

Curcumin itself is a powerful phytonutrient proven to (as mentioned) neutralize free radicals, prevent cell ageing and death, support the production of further antioxidant proteins, inhibits lipid peroxidation and so much more.

6. Potent Immune System Booster

The third factor here that turmeric ticks, and the combo that makes it so powerful is it’s ability to support and strengthen the immune system.

Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps specifically stimulate the body’s immune system.

Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system.

In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Immunology the research found that:

Curcumin’s beneficial effects in arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer might be due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system.

This research states that turmeric goes so much further than most foods (which boost the immune system with nutrients). Turmeric can actually help to modulate the immune system to work more efficiently and effectively.

7. Turmeric Proven to Help Prevent & Reverse Alzheimer’s

As I’ve discussed, chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, common, Western disease including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome and various degenerative conditions.

And the same is true when it comes to cognitive/mental conditions – especially Alzheimer’s.

Dr David Permutter, Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of the NYT Bestseller “Grain Brain” states that:

But the relationship of turmeric to brain health, and specifically to Alzheimer’s, goes much deeper.

One of the important elements of Alzheimer’s disease is the finding of elevated amounts of amyloid protein, which may be a highly damaging protein, in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Indeed, amyloid is considered one of the hallmarks of this disease. New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research has shown that curcumin actually inhibits the formation of amyloid protein.

So promising were these findings that the author of the study concluded that curcumin “could be a key molecule for the development of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.”

Hundreds of research papers now demonstrate that curcumin and curcuminoids have clear benefits towards the prevention and even treatment of Alzheimers and other degenerative cognitive diseases.

In fact, in the Journal Ayu, an in-depth study was conducted on three patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.

All three patients were described as “very severe” with irritability, agitation, anxiety, and apathy, two patients suffered from urinary incontinence and wonderings.

In other words, they had very, very bad cases of AD.

All three patients took turmeric capsules for 12 weeks and all saw significant improvements. Two of the patients even came to being able to recognise their family again after a year.

An absolutely life-changing result, simply from the addition of this little spice.

8. Curcumin Provides Arthritis Relief

As we’ve covered, curcumin from turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reducing characteristics.

In case you’ve skipped to this section, it’s worth touching on that earlier study again:

The study split arthritis patients into three groups:

1. curcumin treatment alone
2. diclofenac sodium alone (note: this is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug)
3. and a combination of the two.

The results of the trial were shocking.

The curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement out of all three groups! Outperforming the NSAID and even the NSAID with the curcumin.

Further, this study on 50 osteoarthritis patients showed curcumin to be clinically effective in treating the symptoms of OA.

And there are hundreds more studies just like these…

9. Turmeric Supports Liver Function

Turmeric has long been known for it’s ability to support liver function.

One of the vital roles of the liver is to detoxify the blood, and it does this through the production of specific enzymes.

And guess what?

Turmeric increases the production of these exact vital enzymes that break down and reduce toxins in the body.

Turmeric also is believed to invigorate and improve blood circulation, thus supporting good liver health.

Further, incredible, groundbreaking new research just published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand has found that curcumin is actually able to repair and even regenerate the liver tissues.

Incredible!

10. Proven to Beat Depression

The journal Phytotherapy Research recently undertook a six week trial to compare the effects of curcumin on depression with the effects of fluoxetine (Prozac).

The study took 60 volunteers diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and split the group to determine how patients treated by curcumin fared against fluoxetine (Prozac) and a combination of the two.

Not only was it discovered that all patients tolerated curcumin well, but they discovered curcumin was as effective as Prozac in managing depression.

According to the authors, “This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe therapy for treatment in patients with Mild Depression.”?

Bonus #11! Study Shows Turmeric Has HUGE Results With Type II Diabetes

A remarkable human clinical study published in the journal Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association, revealed that turmeric extract was 100% successful at preventing prediabetic patients from becoming diabetic over the course of a 9-month intervention.

This incredible study involved 240 volunteers with criteria of prediabetes.

They were assigned either a curcumin tablet or placebo. And after 9 months?

Well, after the 279 days of the study, 16.4% of the placebo group had gone on to develop Type II Diabestes.

And as for the turmeric group…

Absolutely NONE went on to develop Type II Diabetes.

Not one.

This is not a fluke.

Can you imagine the impact on the World if all pre-diabetic patients were prescribed curcumin?

Simply Put – You HAVE to Include Turmeric In Your Diet & Supplement Regimen

The sheer volume of research puts it beyond question: turmeric is clinically effective at fighting, treating and/or preventing various cancers, arthritis, heart disease, liver disease, Alzheimer’s, skin conditions, inflammatory conditions, immune system disorders, depressive disorders, chronic fatigue and so much more!

Get it into your daily diet now!

Delicious Recipes Containing Turmeric

To get you started, here are 4 of my recipes that are rich in turmeric.

In the next few weeks I’ll be posting more info on how to get more turmeric into your daily diet and how to pick and use a turmeric supplement – look out for those posts!

In the meantime, here are four delicious alkaline, turmeric-rich recipes:

anti inflammatory turmeric smoothie

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Courgette (Zucchini) & Split Pea Soup

Coconut & Sweet Potato Curry

Butternut Squash & Tahini Dip

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Until then, enjoy, get that curcumin and let’s rock!
Ross

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  1. govin Reply

    Hi ross, i have kidney problem ,my GFR HAS DROPPED FROM 60 TO 45 IN 4 YEARS .HOW COULD I PREVENT IT TO DROP FURTHER. COULD PLEASE SEND ME A RECIPE .
    MANY THANKS
    GOVIN

  2. Paula Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I work at Whole Foods Market. At Whole Foods there are many ways to include tumeric to your diet. Would you think fresh, or powdered is better? If in supplemental form, how grams/mcg are optimal?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Paula

      Fresh is always best – but powdered can be convenient and more suitable for a handful of recipes. I am for 1 cm approx of fresh root a day, and this is equating to, approx, 1tsp. If you ARE going for powdered, definitely get organic.

      Ross

  3. Gail Reply

    F y I – The links to the tumerick recipes didn’t work for me.

    • ross Reply

      Hey Gail – all fixed now.

  4. Judith Robb Reply

    I cannot get to the turmeric users manual. Please advise

  5. Rahel Reply

    I am intrigued by the titles of the four recipes that you offer. Unfortunately, clicking on each of those links does not bring me to the recipes (see below). What to do?

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    • ross Reply

      Hey Rahel – all fixed now.

  6. Rahel Reply

    You wrote “8. Curcumin Provides Arthritis Relief
    The study split arthritis patients into three groups:
    1. curcumin treatment alone
    2. diclofenac sodium alone (note: this is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug)
    3. and a combination of the two.
    The results of the trial were shocking.
    The curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement out of all three groups! Outperforming the NSAID and even the NSAID with the curcumin.
    Further, this study on 50 osteoarthritis patients showed curcumin to be clinically effective in treating the symptoms of OA.//And there are hundreds more studies just like these…”

    The study mentioned uses not turmeric but curcumin, an extract of turmeric. How much TURMERIC must be consumed to positively treat the symptoms of OA?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Rahel

      Well spotted and in fairness I did use turmeric and curcumin a little interchangably there. I personally aim for 1cm of fresh turmeric daily and anecdotally (as in from my clients, I haven’t done a full study) – this amount daily yielded incredible results for a lot of people. Now, of course, everyone is individual and i can’t promise those same results for you – PLUS they were doing other things too (more greens, more oils, more water etc. which I recommend too).

      There is no harm in giving it a try and adjusting as you go. Remember – one size fits ONE.

      Ross

  7. Jenny Wolhuter Reply

    HI Ross
    How much is appropriate per day? I take capsules. I cannot open the recipes – are you able to send them to me – when I try the response is that they cannot be found.

    thank you for all the information – it is all valuable

    • ross Reply

      I personally aim for 1cm of fresh turmeric daily and anecdotally (as in from my clients, I haven’t done a full study) – this amount daily yielded incredible results for a lot of people. Now, of course, everyone is individual and i can’t promise those same results for you – PLUS they were doing other things too (more greens, more oils, more water etc. which I recommend too).

      There is no harm in giving it a try and adjusting as you go. Remember – one size fits ONE.

      Ross

  8. Gillian Reply

    None of the 4 recipes are showing up neither is the turmeric user manual.
    I just signed up for the Alkaline Recipe Book Vol 2 I have the receipt conformation but no log in info. ???

    • ross Reply

      All fixed now Gillian – thanks for letting me know.

  9. Roberto Reply

    It seems that high levels of curcumin intake is toxic to the liver. What is a safe level of daily supplement and what is the quantity of turmeric to be consumed with meals or juices daily for
    Good health?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Roberto – I have not been able to find any studies linking turmeric to liver toxicity, despite searching exhaustively. I have, however, been able to find hundreds of studies linking turmeric consumption with a REVERSAL of liver toxicity.

      Can you let me know where you found this information?

      Ross

  10. Angela D'Antuono Reply

    Hello Ross,

    Is it better to use the Turmeric root or the powder? Thank you for all the wonderful info you provide. Angela

    • ross Reply

      Hi Angela

      Fresh is always best – it contains compounds other then the curcumin that are very beneficial. If you use powdered, be sure to find organic. Non-organic dried herbs and spices are put through such a toxic process that it leaves them pretty unhealthy to be honest.

      Ross

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  13. Amtul Reply

    Thank you for this great article. We use turmeric in curries(Indian dish).
    I knew it is good but not so great as to be included in your top foods list.
    Will double my intake.
    Thanks once again. Keep up the good work.

  14. Julie Reply

    Hi Ross,

    I’ve heard alot of this before but somehow this article Really brings
    it home! I’m finally really motivated to do this!

    Think you’ve changed some lives today 🙂

  15. Joan Connor Reply

    Great recipe going to try them will let you know how I got on.Just a question only sell Turmeric powder here in Ireland I use this all the time would it have the same effect.
    Regards Joan.

  16. Candra Reply

    I knew this was turmeric was good for you but I had no idea it was super good! 🙂 I have some in my cabinet now but hardly use it. Every now and then I put some in my veggie chili, but now I’ll try to incorporate daily. Thank you!!!

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  20. Judy Smith Reply

    Our 39 yr old daughter has lung cancer caused by a mutant gene, What advice do you have for her, she has your alkaline cook books n also following Ian Gawler
    Diet. initially treated successfully for breast cancer to find it was secondary to the lung. Has hot spots . On specific drug for six weeks.
    Look fward to ur reply, Judy

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hey Judy

      I can’t give specific advice about specific conditions unfortunately. I recommend reading the article I linked to for Jeani below and show it to her physician for his support.

      Cheers
      Ross

  21. Jeani Reply

    Ross – I am using turmeric in almost everything but will definitely make the recipes you have attached. You mention all sorts of cancers, but what if anything, can you advise for blood cancers? We have your recipe books and have been on the alkaline diet for 5 months now and sticking to it. We have totally cut out all sugars – even in fruit as we know that sugar feeds cancer cells, with the resulting weight loss, mostly muscle. Now we need to add more calories to try to gain some weight. No problem with fatigue or energy. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Many thanks, Jeani

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hey Jeani

      I can only make reference to conditions if there is scientific research relating to that exact topic.

      I recommend checking out: http://www.lef.org/magazine/2011/3/How-Curcumin-Protects-Against-Cancer/Page-01

      I just read it and reference this paragraph:

      “Further Preventive Potential
      Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and gene-regulating powers have been explored in preventing or treating cancers of the blood-forming system (leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas) as well as those of the brain, lung, and bladder.12,13,63-81 Even aggressive tumors of the head and neck, often following years of smoking, are proving responsive to curcumin treatment.14,82-85 Curcumin is also emerging as a potentially effective intervention for pancreatic cancer—one of cancer’s most lethal and aggressive forms.”

      Relating to these studies:

      12. Zhang J, Du Y, Wu C, et al. Curcumin promotes apoptosis in human lung adenocarcinoma cells through miR-186* signaling pathway. Oncol Rep. 2010 Nov;24(5):1217-23.

      13. Zhang J, Zhang T, Ti X, et al. Curcumin promotes apoptosis in A549/DDP multidrug-resistant human lung adenocarcinoma cells through an miRNA signaling pathway. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 Aug 13;399(1):1-6.

      63. Uddin S, Khan AS, Al-Kuraya KS. Developing curcumin into a viable therapeutic for lymphoma. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2009 Jan;18(1):57-67.

      81. Wu SH, Hang LW, Yang JS, et al. Curcumin induces apoptosis in human non-small cell lung cancer NCI-H460 cells through ER stress and caspase cascade- and mitochondria-dependent pathways. Anticancer Res. 2010 Jun;30(6):2125-33.

      Hope this helps
      Ross

  22. Katrina Reply

    Hi Ross,

    Do you recommend a certain Tumeric supplement? Also, if I buy fresh Tumeric root, is that more beneficial? I am having a hard time finding the fresh variety

    Best regards,
    Katrina

  23. Diane Reply

    So glad to see such comprehensive information about this root. As a cancer survivor, I have been cooking this into just about everything, as well as taking organic capsules. (Three years out of ovarian cancer and C-free.) So good to be in the “e-company” of those who place high value on nutrition. My very best to all!

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hey Diane – happy to provide the comprehensive info!

      Sometimes I think I write these guides too long, but hey, with a topic like this, sometimes it’s way better to have all of the depth and the research etc instead of just another bullet point list post you see everywhere else.

      All the best to you too
      Ross

  24. Virginia Reply

    My “go-to” spice on my stovetop is a mix of turmeric, ginger and cayenne- good on eggs or V8 juice (and much better than THEIR spicy one). I also take a Curcumin tablet in my vitamins (just as I use garlic tablets even though I use sliced raw garlic in my pasta). I’m 77 and use no meds (except for vitamins) and in reasonably good health. I hope to live another 20 some years and currently online looking for a good match.

  25. eve Reply

    Excellent info. Thank you.

  26. William V Reply

    Hey Ross, nice one (as always! 🙂

    A quick question though: is turmeric powder as beneficial as it is raw?

    Any detail on raw VS powder?

    Thanks!

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hey buddy

      Hope all’s well. I’ll be including this info in my follow-up post: “How to Use Turmeric”.

      Will be out in the next week or so

      🙂

      • William V Reply

        Awesome! Looking forward 🙂

        All is well, thanks!

        Best wishes

  27. Lisa Reply

    Ross, I’ve been sprinkling Tumeric in my tea and smoothies for a while now. I know you are writing a guide, but generally speaking, how much should you get a day? I use about 1/2 teaspoon.

    Thanks for all you do.

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hey Lisa

      I use a supplement daily, as a safety net and then have turmeric 3-4 times per week in meals. It’s hard to know exactly how much I’m eating, but I know fresh is always best, so I always eat it – but I know with fresh you may not always get enough – so I take a supplement as a safety net 🙂

      Make sense?

  28. Arikpo Reply

    Thanks for this valuable information. It’s worthwhile following the consumption for a healthy living.

  29. James Reply

    I have read where turmeric is something like 4000% (40 times) more effective when used with some black pepper. Perhaps worth some follow up and if true incorporate in your literature and recipes?

    • Ross Bridgeford Reply

      Hi James

      It’s 2000% and the compound in pepper is called piperine. I’ll be including this info in my follow-up post: “How to Use Turmeric”.

      Cheers
      Ross

  30. Dana Reply

    Ross,
    Do Tumeric capsules (95% curcuminoids, 475 per capsule) offer the same health benefits?

  31. Te samnang Reply

    Think you ..this information

  32. Tony Edwards Reply

    Can’t wait to read more info on the best way to get this into me. Supplements etc
    Thanks again Ross

  33. elise Reply

    Sorry, I meant sunscreen.

  34. elise Reply

    Hi Ross.

    Thankyou, as always, for you inspirational website.

    I also have fallen in love with turmeric.

    I slow cook turmeric in coconut oil (takes about 3-4 hours). Then I have a turmeric oil to cook with and use on my skin.

    I use this instead of suncream.

    Applying stinky yellow oil on the kids is hard but, they don’t like suncream either….

    Thanks again E

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