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Curcumin and HPA Axis Dysfunction

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by liverock, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. curry

    curry Senior Member

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    Now I have a scientific explanation for my curry obsession :)


    If the turmeric in capsules doesn't work, then you may try this: Recipe - Prawn Curry.

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  2. Tom

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    Hi Pamb ,

    When I switched from capsules to enhansa powder I put it on a lettuce leaf , folded that then ate it.
    It was tasteless , should've added salt to the lettuce .
    Your husband may be OK with uncooked tumeric--see if he can have a taster session in the shop.

    Tom
  3. pamb

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    Thanks Curry and Tom,

    Curry: Great recipe. I could do that and he loves prawns so it might be a way to sneak it in. Not so much tumeric in it, but I could add a bit extra maybe.
    Tom: Ok, I'll try putting tumeric in lettuce with a bit of salt and see if that flies. I have the tumeric already and put it on my food, but he complains it ruins his. Maybe a lettuce side dish is the solution as he will take his meds. no matter how yucky.

    This is more fun than more meds bought online at any rate :)
  4. Tom

    Tom windows exterminator

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    pamb ,

    new recipe.
    As you're in France add garlic and red wine if tolerated.
    Numb his taste buds , or over-power them , before the Tumeric .

    Tom
    (smileys)
  5. pamb

    pamb Senior Member

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    Hi Tom, as you might guess, the red wine is not an option (except for me :) so we'll have to overpower with the garlic. Not hard to do in these parts for sure.
  6. Marco

    Marco Old blackguard

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    Pam

    Tumeric isn't highly spiced. In fact I find it quite bland and use it in cooking mostly as a colouring agent, e.g. instead of saffron.

    I just add quarter teaspoon along with black pepper (the piperine in black pepper only allows the active ingredients in tumeric to work) to a quarter glass of UHT milk.

    The UHT milk probably tastes more unpleasant than the other ingredients.:D

    It wouldn't be my drink of choice but its not desperately unpleasant either.

    I just take this once in the morning and can't definitively say that its doing much good. But its certainly not doing any harm.
  7. Cloud

    Cloud Guest

    Hi Tom....or anyone, I have a question on the Enhansa. I started it about 2 weeks ago at 1 capsule (150mg) per day and didn't feel anything....but after 1 week at this dose, I got quite a flare of symptoms that I couldn't pin on anything else and that have lasted for 4 days now. The symptoms are sorta kinda like a moderate level crash. I'm also having much more GI symptoms.....eating any amount flares symptoms worse. If that's from herxing, this stuff is pretty effective at killing off bugs.

    It sounds like what you have posted below, but I wanted to ask because I thought it was strange that I has no reaction at all for a full week, then bam....and then the reaction lasts for 4 days. Is any of this what you have experienced?
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    liverock Senior Member

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    You need to be careful buying curcumin from a local supplier, where it is taken and weighed out from a bulk supply such as at the local grocer shop. Most bulk curcumin comes from India and China and can be contaminated with heavy metals such as lead. Im not saying all of it is, but a lot of bulk cheap curcumin is contaminated.

    Reputable supplement manufacturers are required to have their bulk supplies tested to ensure it is not contaminated and should be able to produce a certificate of testing on request.
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    Hi Cloud ,

    It sounds similar to what I experienced , The G.I symptoms anyway , and near enough the time scale . 4 days before things started for me. Would last 3 to 4 days then settle.
    I would wait until everything has settled down for 3 to 4 days before increasing the dosage , and you'll likely get the same kind of reactions on a similar timescale .
    I was taking 75 mg twice daily and increasing by 75 mg and slowly working up.
    Looks like it's starting to work for you..Good!!

    Tom
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    I noticed an increase in bile production pretty soon after taking the enhansa, it is a common effect of curcumin, that can cause gastro symptoms too.
    I am taking 2 x 300mg daily. Not sure if it still has an effect tho.. it did at the start.
  11. Cloud

    Cloud Guest

    Knowing that will help hang on through the rough periods....encouraging, Thanks Tom

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