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WARNING, Pleasantly BUZZED !!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Yesterday I had GOLD FINGERS.
I also got BUZZED !

emoticon My juice for the day was a blend of apple, wheat grass, lemon grass, and turmeric. I found one bunch of store purchased lemon grass made 2.5 Tbsp of lemon grass juice. All alone it is very strong flavored. I saved the pulp to make some Lemon grass tea. The blend of flavors was tasty.

Then I juiced several nubs, or finger looking pieces of turmeric root. It was very juicy, making 10 Tablespoons of juice. The are bright orange in color, kind of like baby ginger if one had to describe the looks.

The roots came from an Asian market, the only place in town that carries them. The juice is very staining, more so than carrot juice or beet juice. My fingers turned bright yellow along with the plastic parts of the juicer and a bit of the counter. I heard Oxybright gets out the stains. Nothing I had worked.

Turmeric juice tasted kind of like a mild ginger, but a bit different. It's hard to describe the flavor. It mixed in well with the juice I made.

Why juice Turmeric? Why not should be the answer. It's a superfood that is inexpensive. $3.99 a pound fresh. They say it fights all stages of cancer. 1 out of 3 or one third of all Americans come down with it according to the latest statistics. It helps with pain. It reduces inflammation in your body and it helps your liver to work better. It's so good for us. It's super easy to drink a daily dose of it.

They say adding black pepper will increase the absorption into your body. Yes, I added a bunch of fresh ground black pepper into the juice. I could barely taste it. I also added 1 TBSP. of MCT oil.

I have taken the pills with little noticeable effect for a month. Drinking the juice was so uplifting, so positively mind-blowing made me feel like dancing. It's so odd the effect it had on me. They say it helps to ward off Alzheimer's disease.

After researching many medical articles, journals, personal experiences online I knew I had to add turmeric into my diet. Honestly compared to the pills the juice blows it away. Don't be afraid to experiment with adding the root into the juice.

I ended up with 10 tablespoons which I drank down pretty quickly. I love the effect it had on me. I ran around like an energizer bunny vacuuming, exercising, getting my steps in, playing with the cat. . . Normally I can't do that as the MS fatigue and weakness is too severe.

Yes, it was well worth my trip across town to purchase all the turmeric they had in stock. 2 pounds. After drinking the liquid gold, I realize its value in my diet. DH and I plan on going back for more. I can't say enough good things about it.

Did I mention I didn't hurt yesterday? emoticon

Experts say that Turmeric may slow down the progression of MS. Mice showed very little MS activity after being injected with curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric. They said the human equivilant of the dose is what is used in the typical Indian diet. I don't know how much that is. Here is a link to some of the things turmeric can help.

The Wheatgrass I grow in 65 gallon fabric bags I purchased at the hydroponic store. They are a nice height for me, like a raised bed on the patio.

The juices combined are super powerful. When I took a sip it Immediately went straight towards my head. WOW !!! emoticon It felt oxygenating, eye-opening, colors seemed brighter, WOW !!! It's hard to describe how good it made me feel. My mouth was buzzing like there was a bunch of bees buzzing around. I felt more alert, energized, perky, got to get up and exercise feeling. emoticon I had to go run and put on a workout DVD. It gave a ton of energy.

I have to make that juice again to see if I get the same results.

While I was juicing I put a pot on the stove filled with a couple of quarts of water. I added the lemon grass pulp to it. Then I chopped up another bunch of lemon grass. For $1.25 you get a rubber band wrapped around 4-5 individual bunches of lemon grass. So it's super inexpensive. I let the water boil, added the grass and reduced the heat to simmering and cooked with a lid on. The tea was delicious. I sipped on the contents of the pan the rest of the day. It kept the nibbles away.

Oh, I got in my 10,000 steps !!!
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CLPURNELL 10/31/2013 9:15PM

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CRYSALLIS1 10/27/2013 9:38PM

    I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

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PGHP31CK 10/27/2013 7:49PM

    I've been hearing good things about tumeric -- sounds like your experience proves them. Thank you for sharing your experiences with natural & food medicines. We had fruits, veg & herbs before we had pharmecuticals!

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KRITTEN1 10/27/2013 11:19AM


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BRENDA_G50 10/27/2013 11:03AM

    I hadn't ever heard of turmeric until I joined SparkPeople, (I guess it's because I don't cook very often). I keep forgetting to pick some up when I go to the grocery store. I will have to jot it down so the next time I go I will remember to get some.

emoticon for all the information and recipes you provide on your blogs. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/27/2013 10:34AM

    I love all you blog post!!

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KNYAGENYA 10/27/2013 8:11AM

    I love turmeric.

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ARTJAC 10/27/2013 2:11AM

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DJ4HEALTH 10/27/2013 1:17AM

    Going to have to look for the root so that I can do that too.

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JANIEWWJD 10/27/2013 12:10AM

    Turmeric is an awesome spice!!!!! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 10/26/2013 9:51PM

    Turmeric is one of my favorite spices. I wouldn't do without it!

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2ABBYNORMAL 10/26/2013 9:42PM

    I haven't tried turmeric before. I'll have to check it out. Thank you for the website info.
Hope things are still going well.

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TOKIEMOON 10/26/2013 7:45PM

    I've been adding powdered turmeric to a lot of foods, even added some curry to my 15 bean soup. Their multiple health benefits are quite remarkable. I also regularly add fresh ginger root and tart cherry concentrate to my morning smoothies for their anti-inflamatory benefit.

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NANCYPAT1 10/26/2013 7:35PM

    I am a great Turmeric fan. Thanks for sharing those - there were even a few I didn't already know.

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MSROZZIE 10/26/2013 6:45PM

    Great blog and thanks for sharing! Very good info about Turmeric and MS. I'm e-mailing this to my friend whose son has just been diagnosed with MS. Thanks for sharing! emoticon on your 10k steps achievement too! emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 10/26/2013 6:41PM


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MJ7DM33 10/26/2013 6:16PM

  Thx for sharing! Knowledge is power! WTG on your 10,000 steps!

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WALLAHALLA 10/26/2013 6:15PM

    I haven't tried turmeric before. I'll have to check it out.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/26/2013 6:02PM

    I add tumeric and pepper to almost every meal, but I've never heard of juicing it. Next time I see an Asian market, I'll look for some.

I love my vegetable juices. I have at least four large glasses of homemade juice a day made with my Angel juicer. It's all metal, so tumeric wouldn't stain it (I think). I also feel like I get an instant energy boost each time I drink a glass of juice. I know it's doing good things for me.

Each week that I get chemo, all my blood results keep coming back in the normal range...which is unheard of for chemo. Usually, red and white blood cell counts drop. I attribute my great blood results to the juices!

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KOHINOOR2 10/26/2013 5:52PM

    I've been taking turmeric caps for last two years with great benefits. I also use it my meals. Thank you for the recommendations. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 10/26/2013 5:19PM

    Glad that you have found turmeric and are so enthusiastic about it. emoticon Good in many kinds of cooking, too.

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PHOENIX1949 10/26/2013 4:55PM

    I got buzzed just reading this!

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TEXASFILLY 10/26/2013 4:27PM

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KELLIEBEAN 10/26/2013 2:10PM

    Thanks for sharing this information. I would like to look into this for my aging mother I. Chronic pain.

Have a most excellent day!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 10/26/2013 2:04PM

    High five on your steps there! That juice sounds interesting.

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MZZCHIEF 10/26/2013 2:02PM

    Glad you found something that works!

Love the healing visual, it looks like my youngest daughter!

: )

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KAB7801 10/26/2013 1:46PM

    You're juices are very interesting !

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MAMISHELI53 10/26/2013 1:26PM

    Interesting facts about turmeric! Thanks for sharing.

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ALICIA214 10/26/2013 12:56PM


I find surgical gloves work well when I am using stuff that stains hands namely beets
it takes forever to clean your nails of the red stain. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2013 12:54PM

    You're on a roll! Good for you. Hugs and smiles.

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WALLINMW 10/26/2013 12:30PM

  Keep going....stay motivated! Great blog!

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