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An entire bay at the bookstore where I work is devoted to the study of Alzheimers, and this dish would go down nicely with such reading!
We have known for some time that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that has been used to alleviate symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. My mom takes turmeric pills to treat her RA and she finds they reduce inflammation which eases the pain she feels in her joints. But what if adding turmeric to our meals did more than reduce inflammation? What if this simple spice, so prevalant in Indian cooking, could actually regenerate stem cells?
According to Best-Alzheimers-Products.com, turmeric may not only reverse the damage done by inflammatory diseases, but could regrow those cells that have been damaged. This incredibly useful site would be useful for all caregivers of patients with Alzheimers, but could also provide healthy young adults with information necessary to do what cooking your own food has always made it possible to do: heal thyself! (Or at least keep trying.)
A study published in the journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Sept. 2014, reported that Aromatic (ar-) turmerone might actually regenerate neural stem cells. In other words, turmeric may eventually prove not only to protect us against the onslaught of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, but actually reverse damage done by those diseases by actually regrowing brain cells.
We are learning more and more what each parcel of indigenous population has been using to heal naturally using the foods, roots and herbs that grow all around them.
Turmeric’s time in the spotlight is well-deserved. It gives curries that lovely yellow color, costs relatively little, and adds a gorgeous kick to the humble, fiber-filled and low calorie cabbage. Purchase a high quality curry powder that has turmeric added to it, and enjoy the flavors that Ancient Indian cultures have used to treat AD, and so many other inflammatory diseases.
For further reading, enjoy depth of scientific exploration in the Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology.
Or just add a tablespoon or two of curry to Renata’s Cheap and Cheerful Curried Cabbage Stir Fry. You will always remember how good it tastes, and how well your jeans (and your genes?) felt after eating this bulked out bowl of spicy goodness!
You, yourself, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and affection.