[Homestead] Update on health: turmeric and milk thistle
jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 3 19:00:16 EST 2009
Flax seed can be very beneficial but eaten whole passes right through whole and you do not gain much if any benefit. The way to gain the most benefits is to grind it and eat it within 30 minutes of grinding. It begins to lease some of its benefits almost right away after it is ground. If a person has one of those little coffee grinders they work like a charm. Toss in a couple of tablespoons and then put in on what ever you are going to eat. It is good on almost anything you can think of. Cereal, yogurt, ice-cream, eggs, veggies, and on and on! And they are cheap....a pound goes a long way.
North East TN zone 6
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Subject: Re: [Homestead] Update on health: turmeric and milk thistle
Jeanne Driese wrote:
> that drink I include 2 Tablespoons of fresh ground organic flaxseeds,
> so I think I am well oiled. :)))
I eat a lot of flaxseeds, too, but I don't grind them...should I? Would
I not lose some of the oil in the mortar?
To bad we are not able to conduct
> more testing among ourselves.
If there are 200 people on the list, and each person ran their own
little experiment, what a resource we could be for each other. It would
have to be well-planned, though.
Will take the time though to find out
> how Frontier gets the turmeric and how it is processed, or not. It is
> good to hear that the milk thistle is working for your liver. Now
> that you are back on the drug do you think it might be necessary to
> increase the milk thistle? Jeanne tnhillwoman North East TN zone 6
Yes. Actually, since thinking more about it yesterday, I might even
continue a 500mg dose of turmeric a day. I've been off the high dose
for about a week and I can tell a difference in my sinuses, so I may add
it back and see what happens. DH is going to try it for his elbow. He
is getting OA in his elbow and hopes that will help.
One thing I did not mention before was that the doc thought that the
NSAID(Voltaren) might be the liver culprit instead of the Enbrel. She
suggested that I try to cut back on that. If the turmeric is what has
lowered my CRP and ESR, and I continue to take it long term, then that
would reduce or eliminate the need for the NSAID at a minimum.
It is a bit strange that this is not working out as I thought, or as
completely and quickly as I thought, but I think it is all good change.
At least I feel more in control of what is going on with my body, and
that is good.
Now, if I could lay off the guacamole, I might could lose weight..lol
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will
not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius
will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race"
~ Calvin Coolidge
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