Turmeric Benefits: Replacing Harmful Drugs

So what’s the deal with this magical orange substance we keep hearing about? Is it worth all the hype or is another one of those fad trains the entire country is going to hop on?

Turmeric is undoubtedly worth all of the attention it’s been receiving for the past few years. This isn’t like the time when the entire country suddenly had celiac disease and couldn’t process gluten. Gluten does negatively affect many that do not have celiac, but more on that another time.

Anyway, back to turmeric.

Turmeric is that bright orange spice that you’ve seen in dishes like curry. Its properties are so extensive, and there are currently 6,235 peer reviewed articles on the efficacy of its use in treating and reversing disease.  

Do you take...

Anti-inflammatory drugs?

Anti-depressants like Prozac?


 Anti-coagulants like Aspirin?

Pain killers?

Type Two Diabetes drugs?

Arthritis medications like Methotrexate or Enbrel?

Inflammatory bowel disease drugs?

Cholesterol drugs such as Lipitor?



If so, you might be surprised to hear that in many of the studies mentioned above, Turmeric was found to be just as, if not more effective than conventional medications.

That's a pretty big deal!


My story

If you don’t already know, I put my Rheumatoid Arthritis into remission with a combination of diet and lifestyle factors. I saw a Naturopathic Physician and was put on some pretty awesome supplements. All of this in conjunction has allowed me to remove daily Vicodin and Chemotherapy from my life, and given me the opportunity to live a normal, brain-fog-free (enjoyable) existence.  

You should never go off of any medications without first speaking to your doctor or some sort of physician that knows your history. Turmeric itself will not fix all of your health problems, but a combination of the right things definitely can!

Here is a link to a Turmeric/Curcumin supplement that I like.

Have you tried Turmeric? If so, what kind do you like? Has it helped? Comment below or join the conversation on Chronically Healthy’s Facebook page.


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