About the Guru
Thank you so much for visiting my site! This blog is a work in progress, the objective of which is to provide useful information for anyone seeking information on the many benefits and methods of incorporating turmeric into one’s daily health routine.
After being stricken by a debilitating autoimmune condition in 2010 the Turmeric Guru consulted fourteen different physicians in the quest for a cure. While there is most certainly an important role for allopathic medicine in our world, in my case there was nothing to be gained from this mainstream path. The advice I received ranged from “we don’t know why your condition exists” to “you’re just going to have to learn to live with it.” Every one of them prescribed various palliative pharmaceuticals which they admitted would only mask, not cure, some of my symptoms.
Clearly, these were unacceptable prognoses. So I resolved to embark on an exhaustive research process to determine the source of my condition and experiment with a variety of natural remedies and protocols which purported to address them.
After two years of slowly spiraling downward toward a point where, during a three month period, I was actually preparing to die, a pathway to recovery revealed itself. It was so simple that no one, not even I at first, believed it could be real.
When I first started feeling better I had recently started craving leafy green vegetables and had incorporated them into a soup-like dish I started preparing. At the time, I thought my incremental progress was due to an antibiotic cocktail I had read about and had resorted to taking. But the antibiotics soon ran out and so I just continued my regimen comprised of a variety of natural supplements and a primarily vegan diet – half raw, half cooked – and my condition kept improving. Gradually at first, but increasing over time, to the point where I had nearly fully recovered within about a year.
My diet consisted of two large vegetable meals per day followed by a 16 to 18 hour water fast every night, a protocol called intermittent fasting. Meal number one at approximately 11am consists of a covered skillet full of various chopped veggies and 500ml of distilled water, seasoned with two tablespoons of olive oil mixed with a tablespoon of turmeric powder, freshly cracked black pepper and Himalayan salt. The veggies I normally include are one onion, one tomato, one head of garlic, one thumb of ginger, one red pepper, once carrot, two cups of chopped greens (spinach, kale, chard, green beens) and cabbage. Everything is chopped and brought to a boil in the covered skillet until the green veggies are edible, usually about 15 minutes, and then I poach two eggs on top. Wow! This meal is packed with nutrients and will easily keep you running on full steam until 6pm.
By the way, I highly recommend that you drink and cook with distilled water. I have found that the rumors of mineral deficiency resulting from distilled water consumption is a myth. You will get plenty of minerals from your fresh vegetables and Himalayan salt. I purchased a home distiller which produces enough water every night for the following day. This link will connect you to the one I have and recommend.
My early evening meal consists of a massive salad comprised of one avocado, one tomato, one small onion, one small apple, one half cucumber, one half red pepper, one small carrot, chopped cabbage and lettuce seasoned with fresh lime juice, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan salt, black pepper, a swish of olive oil and mustard to taste.
In addition to my two large veggie meals I also take 1500mg of turmeric supplement in capsule form daily. This has been my diet for about four years and I have never felt better. I am absolutely convinced this diet allowed my body to detoxify and heal. And I am as sure as one can be without having done a rigorous double blind clinical study that turmeric has been a critical element in my recovery.
Within the first month of converting to this lifestyle I was experiencing a notable reduction in joint and fibromyalgic muscle pain. Within four months I was seeing, not just notable, but amazing, progress. Joint and muscle pain subsided, brain fog had cleared, and I noticed hardly ever experiencing those moments when you wonder why you walked into a particular room or forgetting to bring your wallet when leaving the house.
I cannot say with certainty that the tablespoon of turmeric utilized in my daily vegetable creations, or the 1500mg capsule supplements, were the sole reason for my recovery. But based on the research I have done, and it’s been A LOT, I believe it was a primary factor.
I am now fully recovered and living a normal life. And I thank God every day for the guidance I received when doing my research for recovery. We live in a toxic world, my friends. Our air, water and food are being poisoned at an astonishing and saddening rate. Nanosized metal and other particulates are being sprayed into our skies, which fall onto our water and food supplies and go directly into our lungs. Modern farming techniques have been essentially forced to use toxic chemicals and genetically modified seeds in order to compete with cheap packaged junk “food.” And pharmaceutical companies seem to produce mainly palliative extenders of chronic illness, with many allopathic physicians having become little more than drug peddlers. Who, may I ask, are the real drug dealers in our world today?
Well, I could write a veritable tome on my journey to recovery, and perhaps someday I will, but for now let us pause and return to the subject at hand – helping you, dear reader, find the turmeric products you need in order to enjoy a life free of pain and full of health.