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What’s the deal with Turmeric?
According to world renowned herbalist and healer Dr Sebi, Turmeric is a hybrid and contains polymers. This substance can negatively affect the kidneys. Let’s do some research together.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry on Turmeric
According to the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, curcumin, its most famous compound, doesn’t live up to its hype.
“Once something enters the popular press, it can be blown out of proportion,” says co-author Michael Walters, research associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. “These studies have become a part of folklore, and their actual results don’t measure up to what they’re quoted as.”
- There are no double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials. This is the gold-standard of medical research. Such trials would support its myriad of health claims.
- Too much turmeric may increase the risk of kidney stones. Turmeric is high in soluble oxalates. These can bind to calcium, and form insoluble calcium oxalate, which is responsible for approximately three-quarters of all kidney stones.
- A few medical reports of people taking extremely high doses of turmeric suggest it can cause an altered heartbeat. Excessive doses of turmeric may also cause delusion, mild fever, upset stomach or kidney stones. Turmeric may exacerbate gallbladder problems or worsen acid-reflux or heartburn symptoms. Large doses of turmeric can worsen arthritis symptoms and cause skin rash.
Many studies also involved conflicts of interest, Walters says. For example, researchers who owned supplement companies and could benefit from sales of curcumin extract. Overall, the research casts doubt on curcumin’s usefulness as a stand-alone supplement and its potential for future drug discoveries.
Why Yellow Dock?
Less Detrimental Alternative to Turmeric
A less detrimental option to Turmeric is Yellow Dock. It has a gentle laxative effect, which makes it effective for treatment of constipation.
Blood and Liver Benefits
Yellowdock stimulates the production of bile. This is released by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It assists in the breakdown of fats into smaller, digestible piece. Its effect on the liver can assist with jaundice.
- It is eaten raw in salads and in green smoothies. Even although it has quite a high oxalic acid content, which binds with calcium in the body, inhibiting absorption. The simple way around this is to simply have a balanced diet. By rotating your greens (weeds, herbs and other foods rich in oxalic acid), this can be avoided. Oxalates will have a negligible effect on your overall health.
- Yellowdock is a weed in most countries, growing wildly along roadsides, forest edges, railway beds and car parks. If only people knew the value hidden in her leaves. The leaves are edible and used in soups or lightly steamed and have a slightly lemony taste.
- Yellow Dock is also often used in clearing skin eruptions and psoriasis. Crushed and applied topically the leaves can soothe itchy skin. Yellowdock has a rich iron content. It is particularly useful for treating anemia. When its correctly paired with burdock, dandelion root, and red clover it helps to purify and fortify the blood. This herbal combination helps to ease mild symptoms associated with anemia.
Research suggests it stimulates the action of the lymphatic system. This increases detoxification.
This bitter herb addresses a wide variety of stomach issues. Yellow dock helps to treat indigestion and heartburn by neutralizing stomach acid. It encourages digestion by stimulating the release of stomach acid and digestive enzymes.
Use Alkaline Eclectic Gut Support. This natural probiotic which includes Yellowdock and other herbs that combine to support the blood and lymphatic system.