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Turmeric And Pcos
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
I have been doing some reaserch about pcos. Some people say that turmeric seemed to have helped them a lot! is that true?
Doubt it: There is no evidence at all that turmeric helps with anything related to pcos. ...Read more
Mild pcos longer but ovulatory cycl 35/40) & cysts . Thin no acne etc. how likely will it get worse? Im 23 and eat gd..taking turmeric and maca.
Hodgepodge: PCOS is a hodgepodge of symptoms, the worst one of which would be lack of ovulation and inability to conceive. It is thought that PCOS will get worse over time. As long as a woman is no ready to conceive, the remedy currently are combination birth control pills (estrogen+progestin) to put the ovaries to sleep so to speak. ...Read more
Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?
What is goal?: You don't mention other symptoms so perhaps your only goal is shorter, "more normal" periods. Perhaps the supplements and vitamin D will have a favorable effect. But it is also important to evaluate the potential metabolic effects of PCOS (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia) and treat/deal with those. If/when fertility is desired, further, probably hormonal, treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more
Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time i know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has an specific medicinal properties. ...Read more
Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more
Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices
turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids.Claims of enhancig brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional supports. ...Read more
Should be ok: Although turmeric is a source of potassium, which is a nutrient that people with kidney disease may have to limit, this spice overall may do more good than harm when dealing with kidney health. Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory agent which may offer some protection against chronic kidney disease and the progression to end-stage renal failure. ...Read more
India is probably one of the most populous countries in the world. Turmeric (in curry) is a major staple of the Indian diet--with consumption averaging about three grams of Turmeric each day. I don't believe pregnant Indian women reduce their consumption of Turmeric.
On the other hand, Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, and aids the maintenance of healthy levels of Fibrinogen. ...Read more
Acne mask: no promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more
Not particularly: Turmeric and its constituent curcumin is a wonderful herb with many healing properties- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & alzheimer's etc. But I do not consider it to be a strong antibiotic. While it may kill fungi & bacteria in the lab & be useful topically, I do not advise it for infections. See www.Turmeric.8m.Com/uses.Html. ...Read more
Turmeric: Turmeric may possibly be effective for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dosing for osteoarthritis is 500mg twice a day for the specific extract. As with other supplements always discuss with your primary doctor to check interactions with other medications. Turmeric may affect blood clotting especially if combined with another medication that slows blood clotting (i.E coumadin, (warfarin) aspirin). ...Read more
It is okay...: That's okay & expected just like the unique smell after taking multivitamins. ...Read more
Hi, I've heard that using curcumin turmeric, hydrogen peroxide all benefits the anal abcess is it true TIA?
What should I do if I have asthma and have a bad cold which has settled in lungs. Will turmeric 750 mg. Help?
Turmeric ; Asthma: Turmeric has many applications, and can be a good anti-inflammatory agent. However, asthma is not one of these uses. If you're looking for herbal assistance, boswellia and butterbur have been used more for this condition. If your cold has "settled in lungs" though, it's important to make sure you don't have bronchitis or pneumonia -- meaning you need to see your physician for an exam. ...Read more
Only turmeric formula helps my severe pain yet i get nausea. Is there a supplement i can take it with to avoid the nausea. If so name/dosage of it.
My face is a bit darker than my body due sun exposure. Is it possible to lighten it naturally (like turmeric and lemon masks)? I already wear sunblock
Temp is 96.8. pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. been taking turmeric 1 tsp 2x day. is cause of sym or just a bug?
Tumeric not likely: There is obviously something else going on not related to your gallbladder. I suggest you contact your Dr. You might want to tell him why you are on turmeric. ...Read more
My baby just entered 6 m,i want to start solid can i give him home made chicken broth made by boiling part of chicken w bharat hill and turmeric &salt?
Too soon: No. It is too soon for this type of food. ...Read more