My name is Ava Larcey. I live in a small suburb of San Diego, CA and I would love to share my journey with you about dealing with inflammation and sickness...specifically with what I call the "gold stuff" that saved me or otherwise known as Turmeric.
Let me first tell you that I had never even heard of Turmeric. I suffered from chronic gut inflammation and didn't want to be the slave to pharmaceutical medications my doctor was prescribing me when I learned that none of them would really cure me...but just mask my symptoms.
Plus the side effects were very scary (you know...that long list of side effects you hear on commercials!). It all started in my 20's. I was told my condition was temporary, probably from an unhealthy diet in my college dorm days. Years went by and even after eating healthier, I wasn't getting better. They labeled me as having a "chronic" condition. Google says a chronic condition is "a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time."
I felt trapped in an unhealthy state with no answers. I was constantly uncomfortable. On most days, I woke up feeling bloated and in pain. It was horrible. A close friend of mine told me about Turmeric. She said it had worked wonders for her father and all it was simply derived from a plant.
So I decided to try it. I found Ancient Health Care's Turmeric, and ordered it since they had actual science proving their product. I was diligent about taking it every single day. The first few days I really didn't notice anything... But slowly, I started to feel better. Past triggers didn't aggravate my stomach as much. And now, only 2 months later, I can say that I finally feel good. Really good. Turmeric isn't a new discovery. It's been used for over 5,000 years by the ancient medical science system of Ayurveda, which comes from India. Only recently has it been making major waves here in America...and for good reason! Today, this ancient remedy may just be the solution you've been searching for if you're suffering from a health condition that modern medicine can't resolve like I had. Some of the almost 600 conditions Turmeric has been proven to aid in are: Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cerebral injury, cancer, allergy, fibromyalgia, lung infections, depression, colitis, obesity, psoriasis, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, liver problems, headaches, gall bladder disorders, diarrhea, loss of appetite, heartburn, intestinal gas, jaundice, stomach pain, stomach bloating, colds, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, kidney problems . . . and many more. There are 8793 peer-reviewed scientific articles on curcumin which is the active component and primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. It is one of the most promising natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds being studied. Its proven health effects are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. The most powerful aspect of curcumin may be its ability to control inflammation. Inflammation has been shown to play a major role in most chronic illnesses, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and autoimmune diseases. In fact, curcumin can be a better anti-inflammatory treatment than many of the popular medications. In a study that evaluated the efficacy of curcumin in patients with painful conditions, they found that curcumin supplements may be a safe and effective strategy to improve pain severity, as well as being as effective as 14 drugs. Turmeric's ability to keep inflammation at bay may be the key to reversing disease, especially since curcumin doesn't produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as internal bleeding, forming ulcers, and even lowering white blood cell counts. In general, most anti-inflammatory foods and substances operate in one of two ways: 1) Neutralizing inflammation-causing free radicals in the body with a flood of antioxidants. 2) Stopping the body from producing the chemicals that initiate inflammation in the first place. This is how most over-the-counter pain medications work.
Turmeric uses a multi-pronged approach to combat inflammation through both mechanisms simultaneously. This works wonders for aches, pains, arthritis, and many chronic diseases. It stops inflammation at the source, while also strongly supporting the immune system with antioxidants. And because almost every disease can be traced back to inflammation and oxidative stress, turmeric appears to support healing in almost every ailment you can think of. When my doctor prescribed me things like proton pump inhibitors and steroids, I saw the many side effects it had, as do many pharmaceutical drugs. It's kind of ironic if you think about it. After offering a primary health benefit, you have to deal with a series of truly frightening side-effects, sometimes often including sudden death! I'm not kidding.
I took turmeric because well...it is exactly the opposite Instead of causing unhealthy side effects, turmeric offers several hundred side benefits, including halting pain and inflammation, regulating blood sugar, preventing obesity, reducing depression, and even inhibiting tumor growth.
But to reap these benefits, it is also about finding the right supplement. Typically, turmeric root contains between 2-5% curcumin. You can find high quality turmeric powder at your local health food store, but it's almost impossible to incorporate therapeutic amounts into your diet on a daily basis. You'd have to be cooking with turmeric for breakfast, lunch and dinnerâ€¦and not everyone likes the taste. And if you are on the go like me, you don't have time to try new recipes everyday to get it into your diet. So, the only way to get beneficial amounts of curcumin is with a high-quality supplement...like the kind that Ancient Health Care offers. Unfortunately, most supplements don't have the doses you need to get results. They may have insubstantial amounts of the active components. They may even have heavy metals and pesticides in them! (yuk) So in essence...you may be getting a little more than you asked for in a capsule filled with turmeric root powder. What's more, the powders may not be fresh, and can be processed with harsh ingredients that destroy or degrade turmeric's healthful components. The other problem is that curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body. That's why I use Ancient Health Care, whose Turmeric is what they call bioavailable. I'll get to that in a minute. I googled the company and when I saw the founder of Ancient Health Care, Amish Shah, was on a mission to spread the awareness of herbs like Turmeric to help heal millions of people, I was touched.
I read about how this company gets their Turmeric. It is straight from the farm and they even give back to the farmers with proceeds from their sales. I knew their supplement was the right one. I was not going to be duped by the others out there that offer little or no benefit. I had heard too many stories of people taking herbs that didn't "do anything."And if I was going to invest my time, money and energy into this, it had to give the results I needed. Their Turmeric is Organically Farmed, Gluten Free, Non GMO and Soy Free. This is the highest quality Turmeric supplement, from seed to manufacturing to table. And one of the main reasons their turmeric is so amazing is their formulation includes BioPerineÂ®, a black pepper extract that may increase the bioavailability of curcumin (i.e., the amount absorbed by the body) by up to 2,000%, according to research published in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. Many supplements do not include this and therefore do not provide therapeutic results.
The studies don't lie. My results prove it. You see, I was at the point in my life where I just couldn't imagine being unhealthy anymore. I couldn't imagine it getting worse nor did I want it to. I was desperate for freedom from inflammation, from pain and from a limited life because of it all. I want you to just picture your life a few weeks down the road, after you've been taking Turmeric. Instead of the crushing symptoms of inflammation, from aches and pains to serious disorders, you'll experience the joy of your mind, body and spirit being in balance. You'll be feeling the vibrant energy that comes with sleeping deeply and awakening with enthusiasm to greet the day. I actually enjoy my meals, my friends, my family and life now. I broke free of the word "chronic" conditions. The other day, a random stranger asked me what skin cream I use because I was glowing. I haven't changed anything with my skin care regimen so I know it must be the Turmeric. It's amazing!
I feel like I am glowing from the inside out. That's what this golden herb does, it really goes deep into your body to work and it shows. I'm truly blessed I found Turmeric and was able to heal.
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