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 interested in learning the many benefits and methods of incorporating turmeric into one’s daily health routine.
After being stricken by a debilitating chronic 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 basically boiled down to “we don’t know why your condition exists…sorry, but you’re just going to have to learn to live with it.” Every allopathic physician I visited prescribed palliative pharmaceuticals which they admitted would only mask, not cure, some of my symptoms.
Clearly, these were unacceptable prognoses. I was left with two choices: learn to live with it (or die with it), or try to figure things out on my own. I resolved to embark upon an exhaustive independent research process to determine the source of my condition and experiment with every natural remedy and protocol that sounded the least bit promising. I was going to find a cure or die trying. After all, I felt like I was going to die anyway so there was really nothing left to lose.
After two years of spiraling downward toward a point where I was mentally preparing myself for the possibility of an early death, a pathway to recovery revealed itself. It was so simple that no one, not even I at first, believed it could be real. And the most amazing thing is this: the answer came from within. My body told me what I needed to recover.
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 on a regular basis. At that time, I thought my incremental progress was due to an antibiotic cocktail I had been taking for about six months. But the antibiotics soon ran out and so I just continued my regimen of natural supplements and a primarily vegan diet – half raw, half cooked. I was eating what my body craved. Gradually, over about one year of strict adherence to my new dietary regime, I was basically healed.
To this day I have not made material changes to my diet which consists of two large vegetable meals followed by a fourteen to sixteen hour distilled water fast every night, a protocol called intermittent fasting. My first meal of the day is at approximately 11am and consists of a covered skillet or wok full of various chopped vegetables and 750ml of distilled water seasoned with Himalayan salt and a paste made of one to two tablespoons of olive oil mixed with a heaping tablespoon of turmeric powder and freshly cracked black pepper. I just mix up the paste in a small area of the skillet as the first ingredient. The veggies can vary but I normally include one onion, one tomato, one head of garlic, a thumb of ginger, a small red cayenne pepper, one half red bell pepper, one carrot, three cups of chopped greens (spinach, kale, chard, green beans and cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower). Bring the ingredients to a boil in the covered skillet until the greens are edible (about 20 minutes) and then crack two eggs on top and cook for another couple of minutes until the eggs are as you like them. Wow! This meal is bursting with nutrition and should keep you running full on 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 are a myth. You will get plenty of minerals from your fresh vegetables and Himalayan salt. I purchased a home distiller which produces more than enough water every night for the following day. This link will connect you to the one I have and highly recommend.
My 6pm meal consists of a massive salad comprised of one avocado, one tomato, one small onion, one small apple, one half cucumber, one half red bell pepper, one small carrot, red cabbage and lettuce seasoned with fresh lime juice, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan salt, freshly cracked black pepper, flax seed meal, a swish of olive oil and mustard to taste. Again, all I can say is wow! I just love this meal and never tire of it. It is absolutely amazing how the body is so fully and naturally sated when given the nutrition it needs to heal and sustain.
In addition to my two large veggie meals I also take 1500mg of turmeric supplement in capsule form daily and a few other supplements and vitamins about three times per week. The list includes vitamin B12, vitamin E, vitamin D3, chlorella, iodine and magnesium. This has been the core of my diet since early-2013 and I have never felt better. I am absolutely convinced this diet was critical in allowing my body to naturally detox and heal. And I am as sure as one can be without conducting a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial that turmeric has been a critical element in this dietary based recovery. Having said that, if you want access to clinical studies, they have been done, literally hundreds of them, and I can point you to them if you contact me directly.
Within the first month of converting to this lifestyle I was experiencing a notable reduction in joint pain and the widely dispersed muscle pain known as fybromyalgia. Within three months I was experiencing amazing progress overall. Joint and muscle pain were almost completely gone, brain fog had dissipated and my short term memory had recovered. Previously, I would frequently walk into a room and struggle to remember why! Or I would leave the house without my wallet or keys. This all ended after about six months of adhering to my new dietary regimen.
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. Nano-sized aluminum, barium and other particulates are being sprayed into our skies in a purported effort to reflect the sun’s heat. These particulates ultimately fall onto our food and water and are breathed directly into our lungs. Modern farming techniques have been forced to incorporate toxic chemicals and genetically modified seeds to produce cheap packaged junk “food” and fast “food.” And pharmaceutical companies produce primarily symptom-masking palliatives which basically just extend one’s period of illness, thereby benefiting mainly the pharma companies and allopathic physicians who, in many cases, have become little more than drug pushers.
My friends, I could write a veritable tome documenting my journey to recovery, and perhaps someday I will, but for now let us pause and return to the subject at hand – helping you find the turmeric products you need in order to enjoy a life free of pain and full of health.
To your health, and Salud!