Ginger and turmeric have long been recognized as being very effective in helping to control inflammation in your body. Getting more of these spices into your daily diet can have amazing impacts on your overall health.
Ginger has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and has been effective in several small studies to control pain and inflammation in patients with a variety of arthritic and musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions.
Turmeric is widely used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory.
If you can, try to incorporate some ginger and turmeric into your diet for optimal health. You can also find both spices as nutritional supplements individually and in combination for effective anti-inflammatory therapy.
Check out this clip from Dr. Andrew Weil about the importance of these incredible spices.
Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga. He has over 10 years experience in custom compounding. Michael has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue. He is an advocate for healthy eating and proper nutritional supplementation, and speaks frequently on the subjects of hormone health, nutrition and wellness. Michael is currently enrolled in the Institute For Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.