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 to learn of 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; 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. 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 I discovered through independent research.
After two years of spiraling downward toward a point where 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. And the most amazing thing is this: 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 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. I was eating what my body craved. Gradually, over about one year of strict adherence to my new dietary regime, I was fully healed.
To this day I have not changed my diet, which consists of two large vegetable meals followed by a 16 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 vegetables and 750ml 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 can vary but I normally include one large red onion, one large tomato, one full head of garlic, one thumb of ginger, one small chopped red cayenne pepper, one half red bell pepper, one normal size 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 spread two eggs on top and cook for another two minutes. Wow! This meal is bursting with nutrients and will easily keep you running 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 more than enough water every night for the following day. This link will connect you to the one I have and highly 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 bell pepper, one small carrot, chopped red cabbage and lettuce seasoned with fresh lime juice, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan salt, black pepper, 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 basic building blocks needed to heal and sustain.
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 detox 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 experiencing amazing progress. Joint and muscle pain subsided, brain fog cleared away and I noticed hardly ever experiencing those moments when you wonder why you had walked into a particular room or forgetting your wallet when leaving the house.
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 aluminum, barium and strontium particulates are being sprayed into our skies. These particulates ultimately fall onto our water and food supplies and are breathed 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 benefiting mainly the 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.