This is a fascinating article about how turmeric can beat steroids hands down.
I certainly hope so! Desperately trying to get off steroids. Over the last three years I have experienced steady weight gain, especially truncal weight, that won’t shift no matter what I do. So every time I go out for a meal and put on a pound or two, or go on holiday and put on several pounds(!), that’s it; they’re stuck there for life. Doesn’t matter that I go back to my normal diet, or even less than usual, it just won’t move. And I hate my newly flubbery blubbery belly and hips. I have also had increasing depression/mood swings (which is most unlike me, I’m usually a pretty upbeat, positive person) and insomnia – that the doctors strenuously resist treating (thanks for your ‘understanding’ chaps).
So after 2 months, I’ve got down to 3mg/day. And it bloody hurts! Big-time pain and fatigue, haven’t lost an ounce (grrrr), still insomniac. Mood improving but often still slightly depressed – which is depressing!
But since I’ve been using GP (golden paste) the pain is noticeably less. I think my head is clearer too. And my bowel activity seems better. Still no weight loss (grrrr) and still insomniac, though perhaps that has improved minimally.
So I would recommend anyone suffering from pain and inflammation and/or on steroids to take a serious look at all things turmeric. For starters, there is a FaceBook group – Turmeric Users Group. This has countless useful files with all sorts of information on turmeric benefits, uses and recipes. And there is the http://www.turmericforhealth.com website.