Do you experience aches and pains around your body, nagging issues, unexplained health concerns, or chronic health issues?
Inflammation may be the root cause of all your problems! Chronic inflammation, to be more specific.
You see, inflammation is not always a bad thing. There are actually two types of inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation.
Acute inflammation is the good guy. It is the redness, the swelling and the pain you experience after a sudden injury, such as a fall, cut, or scrape, or other harmful stimuli, such a bug bite, a virus, or an allergen. Acute inflammation is your body's way of protecting your health, reducing harm and speeding up your recovery. Acute inflammation may last anywhere from a few hours, to a few days, to a few weeks. But eventually, it goes away as your injury heals.
On the other hand, chronic inflammation is when your body goes into inflammation-mode long-term. With a constant stream of usually multiple forms of negative stimuli, your body's intention of protecting you turns into constant inflammation for seemingly no reason. There is no actual injury or other acute stimuli causing it, but your overall lifestyle, environment and even your mindset could be the culprit. Your body is trying to fight off invaders, but instead, ends up causing damage to its own tissues. Unlike acute inflammation, chronic inflammation can last for months, years or even a lifetime.
Chronic inflammation is the root cause of most disease. It is a silent killer. Autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, digestive issues, heart problems and cancer all start with some form of chronic inflammation.
Is chronic inflammation a life-sentence though? Absolutely NOT!
You don't have to let chronic inflammation run and ruin your life. You can take back your power and create health again.
No surprise that your lifestyle, including your diet matters. Eating a whole foods diet with lots of greens, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, pseudograins and legumes, getting enough sleep, exercising and reducing stress are all essential to fight inflammation.
There are also three potent superfoods that are extremely powerful for fighting inflammation. Let's see how turmeric, black pepper and ginger can reduce and eliminate inflammation in your body effectively and how you can use them on a daily basis.
If you had to pick one spice in your cabinet, it would have to be turmeric. Hands down. You may know it as an important ingredient in curries, Indian dishes and golden milk. Turmeric is an ancient super spice that has been used for its powerful medicinal properties in India, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Its remedying power comes from curcumin, the active ingredient that gives this spice its golden kick.
How Turmeric Reduces Inflammation
Turmeric has the powerful potential to reduce inflammation in your body and help to reduce or eliminate your pain and other symptoms of varies diseases.
Turmeric has inflammation reducing and antioxidant properties
According to a 2009 study, curcumin in turmeric has antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antimutant and inflammation reducing properties.
Turmeric can help osteoarthritis-related inflammation
A 2010 study has found that Meriva (curcumin complex) is beneficial for osteoarthritis.
Turmeric can help with inflammation in those with diabetes
According to a 2011 study, turmeric has inflammation reducing benefits in diabetic patients and can decrease proteinuria.
Turmeric can reduce inflammation in those with lupus
A 2012 study discovered that turmeric is beneficial for lupus patients in decreasing inflammation, systolic blood pressure, hematuria and proteinuria.
How Much Turmeric To Take
The general recommendation for turmeric ranges from 80 to 500 mg daily. For cholesterol, 1.4 grams of turmeric extract in two doses daily for 3 months, for osteoarthritis, 500 mg of turmeric four times daily for 4-6 weeks and for itching, 1500 mg of turmeric in three doses for 8 weeks is recommended.
It is important to buy high-quality products combined with black pepper (piperine) or to take turmeric with black pepper. Without black pepper, turmeric remains mostly ineffective.
If you open your spice cabinet, I bet you would find some black pepper. Black pepper is a commonly used yet incredibly powerful spice. It can find inflammation, improve your digestion and help weight loss. But its main superpowers come alive when used in combination with turmeric. The active ingredient in black pepper, piperine, makes curcumin 2000 times more bioavailable. Together they become true superheros.
How Black Pepper Reduces Inflammation
Used with turmeric, black pepper can reduce inflammation and fight cancer
Black pepper can fight weight gain and inflammation
A 2010 study has found that black pepper is a powerful fat fighter and a 2011 study agreed that it reduces the negative effects of high-fat meals. Fighting weight gain, black pepper can lower inflammation caused by the extra fat in your body.
Black pepper makes turmeric 2000 times more effective in fighting inflammation
According to a 1998 article, piperine helps curcumin absorption, leading to countless further research studies discovering the same. A 2014 study has discovered that it can make curcumin 2000 times more bioavailable.
How Much Black Pepper To Take
To enhance the absorption of curcumin, 20mg of the bioactive piperine is the recommended amount for supplements.
If turmeric had a soul sister, it would be ginger. Ginger is another fantastic ancient spice that has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese, Indians and European for its remedying benefits. You may know it as an ingredient of ginger teas, gingerbread, Asian-inspired dishes and green juices. Ginger can thank gingerol, a powerful bioactive ingredient for most of its medicinal benefits.
How Ginger Reduces Inflammation
Ginger can reduce inflammation and pain in your body related to exercise
Ginger can improve inflammation in those who are overweight
According to this 2012 study, ginger can improve inflammation with overweight patients.
Ginger can help inflammation symptoms of osteoarthritis
A 2010 study has discovered that ginger can improve inflammation from osteoarthritis.
Ginger can improve inflammation of your colon and digestive system
A study from 2011 has found that ginger may lower inflammation in the colon.
How Much Ginger To Take
The recommended amount of ginger depends on the health issue you are using it for. For painful periods, 250 mg of a specific ginger extract three times a day, for morning sickness 500 to 2500 mg of ginger daily in 2 - 4 doses, for surgery-induced nausea 1-2 grams of powdered ginger root 30-60 minutes before induction of anesthesia and 1 gram two hours after surgery, for dizziness 1 gram of ginger and for osteoarthritis - depending on the formula - 170 - 250 mg 2 - 4 times a day is recommended.
How To Get All 3 Inflammation-Busting Superfoods In One Drink
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of turmeric, black pepper AND ginger in ONE delicious drink that's easy to prepare? You're in luck! Organifi GOLD is for you!
Organifi Gold contains effective doses of all of these 3 inflammation reducing superfoods (turmeric, black pepper and ginger). It also includes several other equally powerful immune-boosting superfoods, including cinnamon, Reishi, turkey tail, lemon balm, coconut milk, acacia fiber, monk fruit and vanilla.
Mixed with warm water, it creates a mouth-watering, warming drink that tastes just like a cookie, yet it brings you countless health benefits. This drink will become your favorite fall and winter drink. Sipped slowly, Gold promotes relaxation.
You can also add it to cold water, green juices, green smoothies, healthy shakes, dips, dressings, raw desserts and baked goods.
If you are dealing with aches and pains, nagging health issues, chronic health problems and unexplained symptoms, chances are you are dealing with chronic inflammation. Turmeric, black pepper and ginger are here for your rescue as three powerful inflammation-fighter superfoods you can take daily.
Try GOLD today and share your experiences with us. We would love to see you thrive and hear your success stories. And remember, we're in this together.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.