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The Wonders of Turmeric & Curcumin

I have always loved India. As a wellness explorer, I have traveled far and wide in search of answers to questions about health and wellbeing, but India has always had a special place in my heart, and for personal reasons, too. I find the culture fascinating, the people are wonderful, and from a health and wellness perspective I have learned so much about incorporating certain foods into our diets (for very good reason) and why it has been done for thousands of years.

Sometimes it’s important to put down the books and get out of the labs and really immerse yourself in a culture to truly understand a nutrient’s true benefits and how it should be used. There is a lot to be said about what people have been consuming and why, especially for generations. It deserves our attention. With significance in spiritual ceremonies, wedding rituals and Ayurvedic practices dating back centuries, turmeric is perhaps one of the most ceremonial ingredients on Earth. This ancient spice has strong roots within Ayurvedic wellness practices, which aims to restore whole-body health and balance naturally, as it’s a medicinal system that relies on potent plant extracts and nutrients found within nature to maintain physical and mental health. Thanks to its extensive repertoire as an antiseptic, medicinal aid, and even a good luck charm, turmeric is the perfect spokesperson for this historic approach.

From nature’s anti-inflammatory to an everyday mood booster, turmeric benefits encompass inner and outer health, thanks to curcumin, the bioactive chemical compound within turmeric root responsible for its telltale bright hue. Curcumin is a powerful compound that acts as an antioxidant, which allows it to fight free radical scavengers that can accelerate cellular aging. They’re so potent, in fact, that curcumin may be used for pharmacological purposes.

In this video I chat with my friend Dr. Steven Anton, a professor at the department of aging at the University of Florida. Steve and I have been friends for many years and he was kind enough to offer his time and expertise during a visit to our offices. He chatted with me about the powers of turmeric and curcumin, his years of study, and shared some of the secrets that he and his associates have uncovered collectively. It was an eye opening talk and one that I’m delighted to share with you. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed being part of it, and learning from my friend. I find great satisfaction in us all learning from one another and then passing on the information.

This is what this website is dedicated to: knowledge and sharing my passion for health and wellness to help you achieve your better self.

Thanks for watching, as always.

 

-Naomi

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