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    Raw Tumeric Root is POWERFUL Stuff

    Wanted to let y'all in on the fact the raw tumeric root is stoking my life.

    I do not want to sound like a stupid commercial but I am truly glad to be chewing up these roots. It really helps combat inflammation and generally just makes me feel good. I can work out harder and be more active during recovery and every day activties.

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    I clean up 10-15 grams of root with a knife, rinse it off and chew it up. Taste is strong but totally bearable and I can enjoy the wake up and go feeling (like taking a shot of tequila!)

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    I take it every day, but I take in in capsules. Turmeric stains pretty bad.
    I had no idea it helped with recovery, but that's good to know. Anti-inflammatory, so yeah that makes sense.

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    Tumeric is indeed great stuff! Fantastic for recovery.
    I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I just hate vegetables.

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    Re: Raw Tumeric Root is POWERFUL Stuff

    I juice it withother fruits and veggies. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post

    I clean up 10-15 grams of root with a knife, rinse it off and chew it up. Taste is strong but totally bearable and I can enjoy the wake up and go feeling (like taking a shot of tequila!)

    How often do you consume it? How long does 1lb last you?

    Thanks!

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    I eat it almost everyday, 1lb will last 1-2 months of daily use. I ordered 3lbs at a time, so as to only pay shipping once.

    It tastes potent and stains just a little bit, but water easily clears up both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post
    It tastes potent and stains just a little bit, but water easily clears up both.
    What would you recommend as a complimentary flavor? I make smoothies and would probably blend this with other fruits,etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase1996 View Post
    What would you recommend as a complimentary flavor? I make smoothies and would probably blend this with other fruits,etc.
    I actually never tried putting it in my smoothie before but I might try pineapple/strawberry with carrot juice.

    Would likely not be good in blueberry/banana with hemp milk but who knows

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    I have taken tumeric daily in capsule form since my cancer diagnosis in 2010. I was not aware of raw tumeric and intake as you described. I'm sure the raw form is very powerful and it seems like you are benefiting from the results. Good to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post
    I eat it almost everyday, 1lb will last 1-2 months of daily use. I ordered 3lbs at a time, so as to only pay shipping once.

    It tastes potent and stains just a little bit, but water easily clears up both.
    Does it rot? How are you keeping the other two pounds fresh?

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    Re: Raw Tumeric Root is POWERFUL Stuff

    You can throw it into the freezer for longevity. I use cinnamon in my smoothie to balance strong tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I have taken tumeric daily in capsule form since my cancer diagnosis in 2010. I was not aware of raw tumeric and intake as you described. I'm sure the raw form is very powerful and it seems like you are benefiting from the results. Good to know!
    I hope you are in remission. It's good to hear of people taking control of their own health via natural means. I hope it's helping. I take 2400 mg spread over three times /day, as I am at risk (heredity) for colon cancer. Am I good? Should I increase? decrease? go to the raw form? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase1996 View Post
    Does it rot? How are you keeping the other two pounds fresh?
    I just keep it in a Ziploc bag in the fridge, well into the second pound it is fresh as new.
    The flesh is very similar to ginger but the skin is thinner, I peel off any skin that looks bruised but chow the rest.

    Cyclelicious, keep going hard, you are inspirational to us all. I heard of people taking the capsules but I found the raw stuff was less expensive and since it can, itself, sprout a living plant I figured to dig into it.

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    Supposed to be very good when used whilst cooking cauliflower. Read about it a few places. Enhances the properties of Cauliflower.

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    Goes in all curries aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post
    ...It tastes potent and stains just a little bit, but water easily clears up both.
    Got mine today..taste potent is an understatement. They taste like a combination of carrots, ginger and Satan's A-Hole.

    I'm going to have to mix it with other fruits and veggies to eat it.
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    Just an FYI..it appears that supplementing black pepper (pepperine) with turmeric, it's absorbtion is increased considerably.

    Why turmeric and black pepper? « Monamifood's Blog

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    ...one more point (although it appears I am the only one still following this thread :0 )

    I have found that a combo of Orange Juice, Pineapples and Strawberries can make the flavor more tolerable for those who may not enjoy it in it's "raw" form.

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    Good Stuff Chase! Sorry the taste isn't rubbing you the right way... maybe you just got a really 'good' batch

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    I'm watching this thread - just soaking up info here, as I have none of my own to provide.
    Hoping to find a local source of the stuff.

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    To be clear...the flavor isn't bad...just strong.

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    Thanks knutso for the heads up re: turmeric. I ordered a lb from Amazon and it helps me with recovery. I like that it also has many other benefits.

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    If you have a big oriental market in your area they may carry raw tumeric. We have a POM pacific ocean market and they have it for $5 a pound. The taste is very strong.

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    Just to update:
    Went through all three lbs of orange tumeric, the end of the last bag was starting to lose freshness. I was eating about 15-20 grams a day.

    Purchased another three pounds, this time of white tumeric (curcuma zedoaria) The white stuff tastes waaayy more potent but does not stain at all. I upped my intake to about 20-30 grams a day, and the potency + added dosage makes my belly hum (in a good rootsy sort of way). Seems to provide the same anti-inflammatory benefits and general feeling of well-being. From what I sparsely read it is more potent as an anti-oxident than the orange.

    Now looking for other roots to try, gonna get my all natural "Lance-cocktail" going

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    Yeah the taste is really not unbearable... I just threw some in my pressure cooker with brown rice to make yellow brown rice! Also added to my soups... but i always like to take a bite of it every now and then... just keep an eye on your teeth for discoloration... but to be honest.. that discoloration is actually quite harmless and will combat inflammation in your mouth.. saving you dentist trips... among the myriad other benefits that raw turmeric ingestion will provide you. I'm not so well read on the effects turmeric may have on cancer.. but that's worth looking into! Good luck!

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    The cinnamon you are using has also been said to help regulate your blood sugar, among other beneficial things... one of them being making your smoothies taste good!

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    Good article! I never knew that! Yay!

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    Love Tumeric...

    Just happened to stumble upon this site while searching for more info on turmeric. I just started using this last month to help with my chronic back pain (herniated/bulging discs lumbar) and I can testify that this herb really works. For the first time in 9 nine years I am pain-free so long as I use the root. I slice a couple of pieces and put in my iced coffee and eat the slices when I've finished drinking all my coffee. In conjunction with turmeric I also use ginger root that I dice up and put in my oatmeal every morning and on top of my cinnamon raisin muffins. Also, put the diced ginger in my water that I drink all day.

    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post
    Just to update:
    Went through all three lbs of orange tumeric, the end of the last bag was starting to lose freshness. I was eating about 15-20 grams a day.

    Purchased another three pounds, this time of white tumeric (curcuma zedoaria) The white stuff tastes waaayy more potent but does not stain at all. I upped my intake to about 20-30 grams a day, and the potency + added dosage makes my belly hum (in a good rootsy sort of way). Seems to provide the same anti-inflammatory benefits and general feeling of well-being. From what I sparsely read it is more potent as an anti-oxident than the orange.

    Now looking for other roots to try, gonna get my all natural "Lance-cocktail" going

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    It's just crazy how many good things turmeric does. I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on tv, and I feel like such a hippie saying this, but I wish I could just stick it in syringe and inject it right into tumors, I bet it would work a lot of the time (please still go see your doctor if you have a tumor). My aunt has breast cancer and she's going through all this chemo and it it's just painful to watch considering that maybe something as simple as that could work, of course it would be much less expensive than the current treatments so... Anyway 20-30 grams a day? I was looking at my jar of turmeric powder and that would equal about half the jar! Is there a guideline or how much you are supposed to ingest?

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    20-30 grams is fresh tumeric which will weight a lot more than powder.
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    Yeah I suppose you are right, I guess I have to get a scale, but even then I wonder what's the difference between eating 5 grams, 50, 100? Just have a whole root a day for breakfast heh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmabiker View Post
    It's just crazy how many good things turmeric does. I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on tv, and I feel like such a hippie saying this, but I wish I could just stick it in syringe and inject it right into tumors, I bet it would work a lot of the time (please still go see your doctor if you have a tumor). My aunt has breast cancer and she's going through all this chemo and it it's just painful to watch considering that maybe something as simple as that could work, of course it would be much less expensive than the current treatments so... Anyway 20-30 grams a day? I was looking at my jar of turmeric powder and that would equal about half the jar! Is there a guideline or how much you are supposed to ingest?
    I hope that your aunt is doing better now. Like you I am a layman but do believe that are diseases are environmentally charged. On that note, if there is a health food store, Whole Foods or Market Basket in your area you would be able to purchase the root. Personally, I did not get any relieve from the spice. I eat daily 1/2 inch of the root and the only staining that has occurred is on the gloves I wear when I remove the top skin.

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    Would just normal cooking turmeric offer a similar benefit as to the raw root you are all referring too?

    I guess not as its been roasted/dried.

    Just thought id ask.

    Might have to try some of this Tumeric and Ginger. I can get raw Ginger at my local grocer not sure on the raw roots thou.

    Would i need a health food store or maybe an Asian grocer for that?

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    Raw turmeric root

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gravity View Post
    Would just normal cooking turmeric offer a similar benefit as to the raw root you are all referring too?

    I guess not as its been roasted/dried.

    Just thought id ask.

    Might have to try some of this Tumeric and Ginger. I can get raw Ginger at my local grocer not sure on the raw roots thou.

    Would i need a health food store or maybe an Asian grocer for that?

    Mr. Gravity you can find the roots (turmeric and ginger) at any Market Basket, Whole Foods, Asian/Indian grocery stores. I have found recipes online for turmeric tea and other recipes that incorporate the root various dishes. If you do any juicing you can include it in that process. Personally, I prefer to eat it raw like a carrot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shesnothere View Post
    Mr. Gravity you can find the roots (turmeric and ginger) at any Market Basket, Whole Foods, Asian/Indian grocery stores. I have found recipes online for turmeric tea and other recipes that incorporate the root various dishes. If you do any juicing you can include it in that process. Personally, I prefer to eat it raw like a carrot.
    how do you eat it raw like a carrot? the stuff is so strong and i love strong spicy pungent food, i put about a 1/4 teaspoon ground fresh in my organic veegie juice in the morning. if i go more than 1/4 it really get strong. eating the raw root is hard to believe . lol

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    Mr. Gravity, I guess the important factor in all of this no matter how we consume the root is that it works. I can't imagine not having this as part of my daily regimen-the chronic pain in my lower back would have me tethered to the bed or couch and in tears. Anyway, enjoy your veegie juice and horray for all of us new turmeric users!

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    Turmeric

    I wasn't aware of all of these benefits...going to add to my diet.

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    i realize this is an older thread, but to the OP, how does the Tumeric from amazon compare to what you would get in the store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    20-30 grams is fresh tumeric which will weight a lot more than powder.
    How big of a piece is 20-30 grams?

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    I got my two pounds in the mail today from Amazon. It came in two bags and it was moist. So, I'm letting it dry out. I took about a 2.5" piece and scrubed it under some hot water really good and ate it. I doesn't taste nearly as bad as I thought it would.

    How long will it keep in a zip lock bag in the fridge?

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    It's gonna give you CANCER MAN!!

    Just kidding, it seems to be pretty good stuff. I get empty gel caps from the vitamin store and use a straw and chopstick like a piston to fill up with turmeric powder, along with pepper since this aids absorption. Eat a capsule every day with the juice in the evening.

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    Interesting. I take turmeric capsules often and always throw it in rice/quinoa/millet just because it doesn't change the flavor but does make things a nice yellow color.

    I've never bought the raw root to gnaw on...will have to try that.
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    I've been using Turmeric root for a few months to aid in recovery after rides. I make this drink
    Turmeric Tea Recipe | Wellness Mama

    I find it's a really tolerable way to consume the Turmeric, and it tastes super good/having something warm after a cold winter ride is great. I don't have Ghee most of the time, so I just use Kerrygold butter (yum!)...I could drink this stuff all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolling View Post
    I've been using Turmeric root for a few months to aid in recovery after rides. I make this drink
    Turmeric Tea Recipe | Wellness Mama

    I find it's a really tolerable way to consume the Turmeric, and it tastes super good/having something warm after a cold winter ride is great. I don't have Ghee most of the time, so I just use Kerrygold butter (yum!)...I could drink this stuff all day
    Thanks so much for posting this recipe, I made it tonight and my wife and I both really enjoyed it! I used the homemade coconut milk too, and it was easy to make! I have been using a tsp of turmeric (and Ceylon cinnamon) pretty much everyday when I have my green smoothly. But now I can also use both the spices a different way, thanks again!

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    Does anyone get joint pain after a good does? I know it sounds silly but every time I have had a good amount in food I get sore joints, the opposite of what it is supposed to do lol. But I will say that it was powder type from bulk food store. maybe a quality thing

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    Maybe it is interfering with other meds? Things like turmeric have real effects like a manufactured drug can so than can interact with manmade things.

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    No meds here. I will give it a shot again cause I love it!

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    I stuff turmeric in a pill capsule every day (some pepper in there too because they say it adds to its effects) and have it along with the juice I make (organic apple, orange, kale, carrot, ginger, lemon, celery) as well as a fish oil capsule. I do eat a small amount of meat, generally only organic. Sockeye salmon every few days that I share with my dog. Naans every evening usually with an egg and olive oil. Yoghurt and cereal and banana for breakfast, and I do eat out for lunch usually, usually sushi which probably isn't the best thing to eat but oh well. I have never felt better. I think I'm 42, losing count, and I literally feel better than when I was 20 because I didn't eat so well then. No problems with turmeric here.

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    Oh yeah, they say prices are in creasing here in Canada but I can get organic kale bunches at Whole Foods for $2.

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    I've been consuming turmeric (mostly in pill powder from) for roughly 24 years, I'm now 42.I also occasionally consume the root in juices. It is indeed one of the most powerful anti inflammatory compounds known. Inflammation being the mechanism of all disease. However, BLACK CUMMIN SEED OIL is orders of magnitude more powerful. Look into it. Sulfur also plays an important role in combating inflation/degeneration.

    Hopefully this does not come across as preachy, but anybody with cancer or concerned about cancer read up on quercetin. There have been 3 recent quality studies showing its ability to obliterate cancer cells. Especially estrogenic cancers. Also, iodine plays an important (but relatively unknown) role in cancer.
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