Today’s blog is republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, and I wanted to share it on our blog here because its a really interesting way to get a couple more superfoods into your daily diet, and fight inflammation in your body…
By Stephen Seifert, TheAlternativeDaily.com
Starting the day with your morning routine may suit your needs just fine. A bit of yoga, maybe meditation, a shower, a healthy breakfast with organic coffee, and then out the door. Does this sound familiar? If so, your morning routine is already exceptional, but we have a mighty elixir that can compliment your regimen wonderfully.
You may have heard that warm lemon water will get those pipes working in the morning and optimize your health. You may even drink warm lemon water with Himalayan salt, or warm lemon water with honey in the morning. However, have you heard of warm lemon water combined with honey, cinnamon, and the most essential ingredient to this morning elixir, turmeric? If you have yet to try this one, you may be missing out on an excellent way to begin your day. All-natural lemon and turmeric are especially powerful ingredients that boast a wealth of beneficial properties.
Lemons offer a tasty, tart flavor with many health-promoting properties. According to a study published in the Chemistry Central Journal (2015), lemons possess a treasure trove of natural metabolites. The study authors state, “Citrus fruits exhibit plentiful bio-activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antimicrobial and anti-allergy activities, as well as cardiovascular effect, neuroprotective effect, hepatoprotective effect, obesity control, etc.” Lemons are indeed a healthy ingredient to enjoy at the beginning of the day. However, when you couple lemon with turmeric, your health and wellness benefits increase significantly.
One active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been the focus of several academic studies.
Curcumin may alleviate inflammation: According to research from the Department of Stomatology at the University of California, San Francisco, curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory properties. The research, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2004), found that curcumin, “may exert its anti-inflammatory activity by inhibition of a number of different molecules that play a role in inflammation.”
Curcumin’s anticancer potential: Curcumin may play a vital role in cancer prevention, according to a study published in BioMed Research International (2014). Previous research has highlighted curcumin’s antioxidant, antibacterial and antitumor properties, according to the study, which concluded, “Curcumin, a vital constituent of the spice turmeric, is an alternative approach in the prevention of cancer.”
Therapeutic applications of curcumin: According to a review study published in the AAPS Journal (2013), “curcumin has shown therapeutic potential against a number of human diseases,” including multiple types of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, peptic ulcers, psoriasis, H. pylori infection, Alzheimer’s disease, acute coronary syndrome, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and respiratory tract infections.
The Turmeric and Lemon Morning Elixir
Prep Time- 5 minutes
Cook Time- no cooking
What you’ll need…
1/2 of a lemon, squeezed for juice
1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup warm water, and/or coconut milk (the coconut milk adds healthy fats, and helps absorption of turmeric)
How to make it…
Mix the lemon juice, turmeric and honey into your cup of warm water or milk. You will want to stir these ingredients well. Add cinnamon on top and continue to stir your morning elixir as you drink it — this will ensure that the turmeric does not settle at the bottom of your cup.
Turmeric with its main active ingredient, curcumin, may be that one healthy addition to your morning routine you’ve been looking for, and can help you fight inflammation in your body. I enjoy this elixir nearly every morning with fruit, which adds a sweet, delicious twist.
What healthy alternatives get your morning off to a perfect start?
(The original article source is here)
Note from The Nutrition Watchdog:
If you take turmeric or curcumin your joints and inflammation, check this out from our friends at UpWellness. They have come up with something that takes care of both….
Doctors were stunned to discover that a remote Himalayan tribe had almost zero cases of joint or knee pain.
And that’s despite a diet rich in cheese and red meats, and drinking copious amounts of alcohol (all things that are supposed to make knee pain and inflammation worse).
A simple, 30-second trick they practice at 6:45 each morning that can not only prevent — but reverse creaky and stiff knee joints. Here’s how to do it:
>> 30-second Himalayan practice “cures” knee and joint pain (try it tonight)
Read These Articles Next:
1 Simple trick to REVERSE your Diabetes, naturally (while getting off drugs ASAP)
2 Simple steps to REMOVE visceral belly fat (the deadliest type)
The #1 WORST exercise for aging (stop doing it!)
I m so excited to see this! I have Psoriasis and recently went gluten free. This beverage sounds like it’s worth a try!
Psoriasis: I had that years ago, then someone told me of Unfiltered Apple cider vinegar. Rub this on two or three times per day, and w/in a short time it will be gone. I have not had Psoriasis for over 30 years w/this cure. Oh, ad don’t wipe it off, just dry the area and let it go. It sure works. Raw Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a miracle. Cures kidney stones and yeast infections, and urinary tract infections etc. try it.
Yes, and it’s even more effective if you use Unfiltered ACV with THE MOTHER.
Does it work for scalp psoriasis?
We grow our own organic lemons limes bitter Mellon and other Thai medicinal herbs including turmeric art our Garden Villa Phuket Thai Nature retreat Phuket Thailand . Thank you from Thai Chef Ananya Khoasan and Holsitic Chef Barry Anderson just 2 Chefs that care .
I take Tumeric with Curcumin supplements every day. Could I also use this drink along with the supplements? Or is that too much Tumeric daily?
Do you have to use black pepper with turmeric for it to be useful in the body or it’s all for not and could be damaging to your body. Research it
How can I drink this if I’m allergic to cinnamon. Is there anything else to put in it.
There are two types of cinnamon. The most common is the cheapest and also the most allergy-inducing. It’s also the more “hot” tasting. Try Cylon cinnamon, it is much more mild and less likely to irritate.
Love this article!!!
Do you have ann online training program?
Hi Tom, we offer nutrition e-books for purchase on our other site http://www.truthaboutabs.com/order.html
Can I use essential oils instead of powdered ingredients for the Morning Elixir recipe? If so, how many drops of each?
Great information, I have Crohns and Kidney disease I drink the warm lemon water each morning and add 1/4 teas,, 1/2 teas olive and pinch of black pepper to my cooking, hopefully this will not hurt me.
Just sharing…Black pepper produces inflammation. …I had to take it out of my diet. Now I use red cayenne pepper. Hope you get better.
Black pepper enhances the availability of turmeric by 2000%. It is included in many recipes that use turmeric. I use them together in certain ferments. See the following article for more information: http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/health-benefits-of-black-pepper-and-turmeric
Also, here is a good recipe to incorporate turmeric and black pepper into the diet: http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-turmeric-paste-or-golden-paste
If your maiden name was Johnson contact me.
Yes, Ruth Ann, this is an ancient ayurvedic recipe. I make the paste in advance, then just spoon it into hot water. Its a wonderful hot milk drink before bed!
Do you know if you can use MCT oil in this recipe instead of Coconut oil and does it need to be refrigerated?
Cut two lemons, squeeze out the juice in a cup. cut the lemon back into pieces, put in a pot, add 2 tables spoon full of tumeric, 1 tablespoon full of cinnamon, ground ginger and 4 cloves of garlic,Sir 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 75cl of water. Boil for 20mins. Allow to cool add the squeezed out lemon juice and store in the fridge. Take a teacup measure in a big cup mixed with hot water every morning. You can add half spoon of honey.
I never knew that black pepper could cause inflammation. Thanks for the tip
Anything can cause inflammation if your sensitive to it. Cayenne pepper can cause issues with those sensitive to nightshades. Each individual is unique. Just like allergies. You were probably sensitive to the pepper.
That is 1/4 teas. Turmeric
I use Turmeric every day but add pepper to whatever I am adding it to. I have read in every article that speaks of it Turmeric to add black pepper for suitable absorption
as well as a type of fat. I see no mention of pepper in this article so am wondering if the added ‘fat’ supersedes the need for pepper?
Hi Marjorie, you’re absolutely right! To fully enjoy the Turmeric benefits and for your body to thoroughly absorb it, it’s recommended to consume with black pepper and/or fat (since they are fat soluble). For this recipe if you choose to use coconut milk avoid the low-fat options and if you choose to use just water you can add cayenne pepper to enjoy similar benefits as the black pepper.
Here are couple of other articles we thought might interest you.
Is it not necessary to boil turmeric for better absorption?
Will I get the same benefit without boiling?
I grate fresh turmeric roots, dry it in the sun and store it in a jar;
or do I have to buy Turmeric from a store?
I juice every morning and add tumeric root. Since it’s all veggies and citrus I don’t want to add pepper or a fat. How can I make sure I’m getting the full benefit from the tumeric?
Hi Cathy, instead of black pepper you can use cayenne pepper, which goes well with citrus and veggies.
Tumeric cannot be absorbed well by the body to brain if not linked to lipids. Another question is if it can be absorbed with the help of lommon juice in water. Pepper seems to help- but without lipid linking the amount we receive is too little.
Well then, how do we get lipid linking??
Interesting. I do drink warm lemon water a few mornings a week but never heard of adding turmeric to the drink. I have been using turmeric in cooking when ever possible. Will definitely try this.
I feel 100% better after I starting this morning regime and I a friend has recently started this and is getting amazing benefits from it.
Hey, is this Josie Sonnier? If it is this is Mel.
how long should you wait after you drink this lovely recipe, before consuming anything else?
Hi Susie, you can eat right after you drink the beverage.
When making this drink, how much of the liquid turmeric extract in exchange for the powdered type? I have the liquid extract already, but seen how yellow it is and I’m afraid of staining my teeth!
Hi Bobbie, use 1/4 tsp. of the liquid turmeric extract, that’s pretty standard dosage. To avoid staining your teeth, just brush your teeth after you finish the beverage.
Where do you buy liquid tumeric? and how do you get cinnamon to dissolve?
This is an artlice that makes you think “never thought of that!”
Bobbie, regarding the yellow stained teeth. I discovered that oil pulling with coconut oil for 15 to 20 min. will remove the stain from your teeth and leave them pearly white. You can also brush your teeth with coconut oil in addition to oil pulling. It is great for emulsifying plaque, reduce tarter & tooth decay, heal gums by pulling bacteria from the gums, further reducing gum disease. Just Remember Do Not Swallow Foam/Saliva generated during the process or Release into the sink or toilet. To avoid potential plumbing clogs, try to release solution into a paper and into the garbage.
Be sure to use Ceylon Cinnamon.
Common grocery store cinnamon, Cassia Cinnamon, at 1/4 tsp, or 750mg can contain enough coumarin to put toxic stress on ones liver.
Ceylon Cinnamon has little or no coumarin.
Also Ceylon cinnamon is the one used in blood sugar lowering studies. It has higher levels of cinnamaldehyde and trans cinnamon acid than Cassia cinnamon.
Stressing the liver with excess coumarin can actually raise blood glucose levels.
ayurvedic people use milk for the lipids, I suggest studying hemp oil instead of milk
Yes. We in india use turmeric powder in warm milk before bed to get rid of soar throat and few other inflammations. Most of our food has turmeric as part of the ingredients.
will give it a try nothing to lose .
Yesterday I read the Lemon and Salt article. I assume we could add Himalayan or Sea salt to this recipe without any adverse reactions.
Can I use lime instead of lemon seeing we don’t have lemon in our country
You need to put pepper in turmeric drinks as the pepperine activates the curcumin.
Ginger also activates turmeric.
Can I use the Powered Tumeric that I use for cooking
Yes, you certainly can
Like the article – Just wanted to know if I could use the powered tumeric that I use for cooking.
I wish people would stop pronouncing it “toomeric.” Most people leave out the “r” in the first syllable when they say the word. It’s pronounced, “TURmeric,” the way it looks!
Anyway, it might be very good for you, but it tastes TERRIBLE, no matter what you mix it with.
Correct Jane, the pepperine found in black pepper does activate the curcumin and is different from whats contained in cayenne pepper. It is not necessary to add it to your drink, but the black pepper should be consumed in food and in your blood stream around the time you consume the tumeric for best absorbtion. I personally add the black pepper to my tumeric drink and add the cayenne pepper to my food eggs or sliced avacado etc. To get the benefit of both without to much spice heat at one time.
i brush my teeth with turmeric and coconut oil. they haven’t been this white in years.
May I use coconut oil rather than coconut milk? In addition, may I also use the fresh liquid within an actual fresh coconut to mix with this drink? I am concerned about the sugar content of the coconut cream.
What is the difference between using black pepper versus Cayenne pepper?
While I drink the warm lemon water first thing in the morning, I also do the following:
blend 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of ginger powder and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon along with 1 Tbsp of coconut oil into my morning coffee and a fair amount of freshly ground pepper. I will also blend in one organic, free-range egg into the coffee; it’s just like a latte! And delicious too.
That coffee keeps me going for the next three hours. A suitable alternative to the coconut oil would be grass-fed butter which contains omega-3 lipids which also fight inflammation.
It is best to use a hand held immersion blender for this. I don’t think you could hand-whip it fast enough.
This is very interesting. I mix my spices: turmeric, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper. Mix well. Add to warm water along with Raw APV. Mix well in 16 oz. warm water. Drink every AM and PM. (sometimes just AM, before breakfast.) It is easier to mix all dry and keep for use. I have had great success. Work in school, no colds or illness this year. I am a WE member, helped with my weight loss, which I have battled all my life. Been a WW for years. This has quickened my loss. Once a Life Timer. Sorry to bend your ear so much.
Helen, the difference between the two boils down to the originating source & compounds contained that brings the heat of the spice. Cayenne Pepper is produced from ground dried chili peppers and contains capsaisin. Black Pepper is produced from ground pepper corns and they contain piperine, which is the compound that activates the curcumin in turmeric causing better absorbtion into the blood stream. Both capsaisin & piperine is beneficial to the body, but the piperine provides the greater absorbtion from the turmeric.
Curcumin (found in turmeric) is effective at inflamation and its work like antiinflamation but it’s not easily absorbed by our body. if we take it with piperine (found in black pepper), it’s much more absorbed.
After researching the differences between the two, why not replace MCT with coconut oil?
Hi Mike, I have so many diseases in my body I was wondering if the tumeric would help me, I’ve tried about everything even the Dr., says he’s at the end of his rope with my health.some of the things I have are. Seizures,Hyatal Hernia,Gastroporesis,Hi b.p.,Diabetes,Crohns disease,Gerd,can I use coconut oil or olive oil with the tumeric.
Hi Shirleyjune, you can definitely use coconut oil or olive oil, any type of healthy fat will help your body absorb the turmeric better. Black pepper does the trick as well, here’s an article that might interest you that.http://www.thealternativedaily.com/eat-this-with-turmeric/
Hi, I too suffer with lots of health issues and do much reading & research. I’d suggest you just give it a try. I do not yet take this brand, but another cucurmin (Dr.’s Best)& it has been a big help to me with my health. I can only guess this one would even be better. Read up on cucurmin and tumeric (which so you know, the research is never ending, but thank goodness others have written about this or that health problem). I gave up on western Dr.s ideas a while back. I still go to them for the tests and then I do my own research and reading and treating myself and I think I’m far better for for choosing to go this direction that just trying to follow what western medicine tells me to do…which the last time I followed the western Dr.s meds and food western meds….I just got a lot sicker! BTW born and raised and live in the good ol USA!…but our Dr.s need to learn herbs and Chinese meds!
Hi. Greg I use turmeric and lemon this morning for the first time, after reading your blog all the information that i saw it’s very much interesting , I would like to use it twice a Day early morning and late night is it okay. my only known complaint is that I have arthritis in my knee. and it pains a lot.
If you have arthritis, try to take two tablets of MSN and you will be OK.
Hi i hav arthritis bed in my rite knee, i recently started going to sports therapy. Im working on strengthening my glutes & quads. Amazing results if you do them daily& faithfully. Im now able to make it through the day with out limping! Gettin stronger! Tryin to avoid knee replacement too!
great info. thanks a bunch. I’m wondering if hemp milk would work just as good as the coconut milk or real milk that is sugested?
I read your comment and felt I needed to point out a couple of things. From what I have read and learnt throughout the years, there is no benefit to drinking milk, particularly that of another animal other than human. Like animals in nature, we only need mothers milk while we are babies after which there are many other ways to gain the essential calcium we need from what we eat or drink. Another no no with milk is if you add dairy milk to lemon it curdles. This would probably play havoc in your stomach and I feel would actually become detrimental rather than a boost to the system.
All these issues can be avoided through the use of milk alternatives, such as coconut or hemp milk as you mentioned in your question. There are so many alternatives out there these days to help us cross dairy milk off our consumption list and we don’t just help ourselves but all those poor dairy cows going through what must be hell in the giant dairy warehouses around the globe.
Regarding the comment about ingesting milk…and lemons, and the fact it curdles….wouldn’t the stomach enzymes work to counteract the curdling?
Can you add ginger to this mix?
Ginger all good!! Great tonic for the circulation and to help keep you warm during the winter months.
Hi,I use turmeric powder & cinnamon in my coffee every morning..I drink at least 3 cups a day.
I also use the Turmeric in my chicken soup,& every dish I make.
I do love the different elixirs,& Iam going to continue making them for my husband also.
Thank you for these great health advises.
Hi I use turmeric powder with cinnamon I also added fenugreek, fennel and coriander seed. But will it be ok if I use all this with the lemon water and red cayenne
I’ve been doing this every morning since reading the article the first time several months ago. I prefer holistic preventions and remedies and refuse to ingest man made “cures” or “drugs”. I saw what the latter did to my parents over the years. About the only thing I take re: OTC “medicine” would be two aspirin… plain, simple aspirin and a gel cap of vitamin D3 1000 iu every morning after I drink this particular concoction. Throughout the day I drink a mix of apple cider vinegar, honey and water or just plain water. Since starting this turmeric concoction I’ve actually lost 5 pounds and my old, messed up hip, my arthritic fingers and shoulders and my back are allowing me to do things again. I don’t know if I can attribute that to the turmeric, cinnamon, lemon, honey concoction or not but I will say I’m doing things now that I quit doing several years ago because it all hurt back then. I’m semi-retired which means I only work when I want to and having grown up in the outdoors I’m finding myself wandering back out there on a far more frequent basis than before, when everything seemed to hurt. Don’t get me wrong, ALL of the pain, lack of energy didn’t go away but it’s far more tolerable and I’m far, far more active than before, when I wasn’t doing the turmeric, cinnamon thing. I read the article back when it was first posted and started the consumption of it the very next morning. So that should give you a time factor as to how long it took to get me up to a more tolerable existence in life. I’m 64 yrs. old and abused or otherwise beat up my body pretty bad over the years in my career. This concoction is not a “cure all” nor is it hyped up to be. But it sure helps me… a lot.
I almost mirror your recipe….. I do add a cap of CMO from Jarrow formulas. Buy at the health food store. Arthritis in my toes has almost gone away. Took about 5 months for total pain relief but felt the results start in about 4 weeks. I am 72 and feeling like the good ole days. Medical cannabis is useful too.
Great article, and followup blog info. I do the lemon juice/warm water each morning on rising, and now will definitely add turmeric/acceptable lipidl/black pepper. I can’t wait to feel fantastic! Fingerscrossed!
hi my name is leticia, i would like to know how much of pepper to use and is the powder is ok to use instead of the fresh or liquid one?
I have been drinking lemon water for years upon rising! Several years ago I had two bouts with kidney stones and read that lemon water each morning would help prevent them, which it has. I just tried the lemon water with honey, cinnamon and turmeric this morning. I grated fresh turmeric; is that acceptable or should I use the powder turmeric?
What do you recommend for eczema?
I WOULD GIVE IT A SHOT…IT CERTAINLY COULDN’T HURT
I abelsutoly refuse to watch cable news due to how ridiculous it is. In fact, when we dropped our kids off at the in-laws last weekend I noticed Fox news was on (and Rush was talking) and asked that they please turn that off while the kids were there No sense exposing them to that silliness, right?
Rush is is the best to hear the right news….hey his books for your children on American History….you’ll enjoy them slso!
Tell me what kind of cinnamon to buy? is ther one that dissolves? mine doesn’t! Will the numeric dissolve? I have had IBS/spastic colon for 44 years not inflammation in my whole body and need all the help I can get
What kind of cinnamon and numeric?
I’ve read Ceylon cinnamon is healthier… Don’t buy Cassia
Can you use the tumeric power you find in the spices at the grocery store?
This is a handy recipe as is. And, I have tried to add 1/4 tea. Swanson Sunflower Lecithin (non GMO) powder and took Source Natural BioPerine 10 mg per tablet, with 1/4 tea 100% Manuka Honey (KFactor 16) and to my surprise with full strength (1/2 tea organic turmeric powder) has worked and taste is just citrus. My issue is psoriasis and or mild adrenal fatigue in the TMJ area. Next, I may look into MCT (100% C8) and the Unrefined organic coconut oil is working well though. Thanks for recipe.
I am in desperate need of losing weight and regaining energy… I am 80lbs over weight, have high blood pressure, 3 herniated disc in my lower back, “0” energy and no motivation to get moving… Please help
go on a keto diet but I do suggest you find a guru to help you through it since you can run into various difficulties while dropping off pounds…nothing too serious but at least in the beginning I would get help (I don’t mean a conventional doctor since they are the tow trucks, only interested in fixing you AFTER you have been broken.
I dropped so much weight so fast while on Keto, I felt I needed to stop to make sure something else wasn’t going on. Nothing was, just rapid weight loss.
I love this idea however I am allergic to honey and cinammon and do not tolerate cayenne or black pepper, any other option?
Please unsubscribe me. email@example.com
Hi Dick. Unsubscribing from emails can only be done from inside one of your newsletters, not on the blog. It’s at the bottom of any and all email newsletters.
I have just just read about this 2 days ago and definitely try it out. Need to buy the lemons, in the meantime I have added the rest of ingredients to my oatmeal and it tastes very good hopefully it will help with some of of the reduction of inflammation, less pain.
Thanks, for the information.
Sounds great, well except for one word which gets used a lot in describing the power of this cocktail, “MAY”.
It, MAY, but will it?
Really cool post. I read your posts all the time and you always do a good job explaining the whatever
topic you’re blogging about. Btw, I shared this on Twitter and my followers loved it.
Keep up the great work!
so many excellent articles that this group puts out!
Hi, read your article with interest. I drink lemon water with honey & apple cider vinegar 1st thing in the morning can I add turmeric & cinnamon & how much freshly grind black pepper please. Thanks & continue the good work.
Is cumin the same as curcumin?
no, cumin is a different spice and a seed, whereas turmeric is a root. Curcumin is the biologically active, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, orange pigment (powerful dye!) that make the turmeric root orange.
Cumin seed is lovely and flavourful but is probably related to fennel seed. Most of the aromatic herbs and spices are good for our bodies in various ways. I like cumin’s tangy flavour when added to meats or veggies.
Thank you!! The formula worked like a miracle to alleviate the burning sensation and pain in my stomach, probably caused by my sudden change of diet to include seeds and nuts. My good freined suggested that
they may have stuck to my digestive system resulting inflammation as inher case. So in place of coconut milk, I used coconut oil. Anyway, It Worked!! The pain and constipation are gone!!
That’s a slick answer to a changenlilg question
When I was young my dentist was an alcoholic and his plate of food would be covered with black pepper. I have seen autopsy pictures of the stomachs of people that use a lot of black pepper, the pepper burns holes thru the stomach walls and esphagus. I quit using black pepper years ago and only use cayenne instead.
Could someone prove any benefits of using such a poison as black pepper?
I have systemic lupus. I can no longer tolerate the prednisone because of the side effects. I take acv with lemon and honey and will add on turmeric
how much ACV? Honey? Turmeric? Lemon?
I am age 91, and i am finally pain free, after studying alternative doctor teaching and Mike Adams and Mike Geary. And the Lord has honored my prayers, too. I USED to have body pain and much sickness, and have had over 15 surgeries, and another 10 hospital visits. No more. I eat organic and can keep house and a garden, drive, shop, cook for two from scratch, and wash my own windows. Praise God! I use turmeric, ginger, coconut, ACV, olive oil and cocoa, and every item I can afford for better health. I was diabetic and berberine cured that. i had High blood pressure but hawthorn berry seems to handle that problem too. I take no Rx except glandular thyroid, and I see a trusted naturopath every couple years. I fast but have never had to diet, weigh 125 #.
People say they can’t afford organic food; I say they can’t afford doctors who have pride, and are afraid to go against “The System”.
Hi Marcella. BIG up to you for doing all that you have done in your life to reach the nice age of 91. You are BLESSED. I am so proud of you and would like to be able to communicate with you to learn all about your journey. I am 61 and have been plagued with a lot of pain and discomfort throughout my years, I became overweight in my later years…during the 2000’s,; it got worse in the latter part of the 2000’s and also my cholesterol and blood pressure and more. Got to get this weight off. I have thyroid nodules since the 90’s ( well thats when they were discovered) and I think that some of my pains and medical issues might be due to thyroid but all ( except 1 ) thyroid tests have been normal although I have all the symptoms of low thyroid). I have been plagued with mouth pains since 90’s, headaches/migraines all my life, bad allergies, throat problems, eye prob, face pain, joint pains, body pains, numbness in legs/feet and more. It would be nice if we could communicate.
can you make enough for the whole week and just use a t spoon every day?
Can i use turmeric tea?
Every morning I drink the following:-
a) 300 leaves Indian Curry leaves
b) 300 leaves Indian Basil leaves
c) 300 Alavera leaves
d) I cucumber only the center part with flesh and seeds
e) i tomatoe
f) 10 grams of Fresh Tumeric
g) 10 grams of fresh ginger
h) 5 nos Lime only the juice
i) 2 nos oranges only the juice.
All the said above are cut into granular pieces and grind into fine smooth liquid with two cups of water added. In a week I drink fives times in seven days for the past 10 years.
What happened after you drink it. You did not elaborate well what was the effect in your health and well being.
Could one use flax seed oil in place of coconut oil ?
Have know about the benefits of Turmeric for quite a while and have it in my spices, but am on the blood thinner Warfarin and Turmeric is one of the spices along with Ginger, Garlic, leafy greens, all the things that are good for you that I am told not to use. Please someone let me know about this. I have COPE, type 2 diabetes, a pacemaker and Afib. I’m 78 and feel good most of the time, but just have no energy. Last blood test my A1C was really high which I know was caused by my diet because in about 10 to 12 years it has only been as high as 7 a couple of times and this time it was 8.5. What did the Dr. say, increased my Metformin naturally, but I will not use it until after changing my diet back to what it should be and getting a new reading. Please give me any info you can, I hate med’s. and believer they keep all the good drugs (natural foods) from your system
Hi ive been reading how tumeric is very good for you, where could i buy a good make from please instead of the super market isle. Manythanks
I don’t know if the link provided will work but I found this brand excellent for your needs. If not then go to amazon and enter (Organic Turmeric Root Powder with Curcumin 1 lb, Premium Grade Raw Spice for Health and Supplement) by; Coconut Country Living’s.. delivery is swift via amazon prime. They also offer an e-book about turmeric’s history later when they contact you through email.. For a one pound package the price is well affordable for testing and use. Be sure to also order black or cayenne pepper to augment turmeric’s benefits. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GDD2YYC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
Hi, in answer to the question about getting the cinnamon to blend with the drink, I have found that when I use it with my recipe for “golden (turmeric) milk” (which I make with coconut milk), that blending all the ingredients in a high speed blender mixes them really well. Then I heat my golden milk concoction on the stove, just til hot, not boiling, and add the coconut oil then, as it does not melt in the cold milk. I use up to a Tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in a cup of the drink, although that is probably more than necessary. A Teaspoon is probably more than adequate. It’s important to drink the golden milk right away, stirring frequently if you can’t down it quickly enough, so that the turmeric and other ingredients don’t sink to the bottom. I am looking forward to trying this lemon drink and hope that it helps with my muscle aches/spasms, whole body inflammation and arthritis. I need some relief as soon as possible. The pain and stiffness is intolerable and I am only 52, but feel more like 90-something. I can barely move or stand up straight most mornings, until I have been up and moving around for a couple of hours. Oh, and that is with the help of daily doses of Excedrin, sometimes several times a day, because other than topical Biofreeze for the pain, I have no other pain medication that works. Ibuprofen and Advil, and Tylenol alone, do nothing. The aspirin and caffeine in Excedrin seem to have the most anti-inflammatory effects. (The caffeine gets it into my system more quickly and efficiently.) However, the Excedrin upsets my stomach and I have to take it with food or milk. Coconut or other alternative milks don’t seem to have the stomach-protecting effects of cow’s milk, which I know, is supposed to be bad for you. However, I haven’t been able to totally eliminate it from my diet yet. I’m working on that. I HAVE noticed that the turmeric drink I have been using seems to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation significantly, and am reminded when I forget to drink it, to start drinking it again, when all those symptoms return with a vengeance.
One more thing. I have found perfectly good results from the powdered turmeric I find in the grocery aisle and haven’t seemed to need any special brand. I also add powdered (or freshly grated) ginger, although the process of skinning and struggling with grating the fresh ginger was a nightmare, so I gave up on that, and fell back on the powdered, which I also get from the grocery aisle, and find it works just fine; black pepper for the absorption factor, honey or real maple syrup to taste, and if I really want to go all out, a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, just for flavor. I even tried my own homemade mixture of pumpkin pie spice once, which includes cinnamon, and found it to be delicious. (You can Google a recipe for that, make up a spice-size jarful so you don’t have to do that every time, of course.)
When you buy ginger wash it well and cut it into two inch pieces and drop it all in a zip lock and freeze it. When ever you need it just take a piece and grate it. It’s fresh easy and less messy too
i have been using fresh tumeric in my smoothies for a while thinking raw fresh might be better, does it matter? there are so many brands of ground tumeric it’s hard to know the quality.
i also peel and freeze both my tumeric ginger, cit it in chuncks, and it makes it very easy to handle.
I have just started taking turmeric in capsules and I wonder if I should change to drink it in warm lemon water. Or just continue with the capsules. :
Why not use lemon ginger tea as a base for all other ingredients….that’s what I use….works great!
I was wondering how to combat the yellow stains that tumeric leaves on you teeth…of course I brush, but even so, it is pretty unforgiving at times. I have been using this elixir but hesitate at times to use tumeric in hot water in the morning/evenings because of the staining.
Drink with a straw and bypass the teeth
use a straw when drinking it.
Adding black pepper to this will help the turmeric absorb much easier.
Yes, I have just recently started to use turmeric. My current morning tonics are:
1. aloe vera with a little honey and lemon…
then wait for a half hour (or get on with preparing this…) … and
2. 1cm turmeric, 1cm ginger, half tsp matcha tea, 1 lemon (unpeeled, but quartered), a few turns of the Himalayan salt mill, ditto black pepper mill, boiling water – quantity to your taste. liquidize. Allow to cool (covered) then add 1 tsp honey + liquidize again… enjoy…
I also have started drinking 10 turns of salt and about 2 tblsp AC Vinegar, mixed with water – either before or after the turmeric drink….
Regarding black pepper – my son’s allergists – and specialists said that black pepper is moldy and to remove it from his diet as he was badly mold allergic….If this helps regarding the black pepper issue …I used white pepper ..and cayenne as well….I’m guessing black tea may be moldy, too.. He couldn’t have anything fermented….I used Bragg’s Liquid Aminos instead of regular soy sauce ….and the doctor removed vinegar as well, but I used white at times…..not often…
Can this help with Migraine headaches?
Or can you suggest what mixtures may help to reduce this terrible terrible pain.
What about the black pepper and cooking that activates the turmeric.?
Is there an alternative to the honey in this recipe? I am Keto. Or does it have to be honey. I would like to try it but that eats up all my carbs in one day.
Liquid monk fruit is keto…not overly sweet!
I have used this receipt for the past year. It has made a significant difference. I added olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Helps to melt the honey. I can go on long car rides now without a lot of pain…..
i read all about the lemon turmeric cinnamon warm water concoction but when is the best time to drink is it before break fast or after and how long before and after breakfast
* Warm water + honey is harmful.
*Body can’t observ the necessary ingredients from turmeric unless it is taken with the Fatty medium like milk etc.
Go for details *
Can you use almond milk instead of coconut milk?
add a bit of black pepper to help the tumeric absorb better.
I used to take lemon water with Himalayan salt or honey regularly. However, I read that lemon can erode the enamel of the teeth so I stopped. Is there a way to take it without harming the teeth?
I take shots of turmeric and cayenne pepper!!! Like @oldbat said, it helps it absorb better!!
Deathly allergic to cinnamon. Can I leave it out and have the same health benefits? Thanks
I take turmeric and a class of water with lemon juice in it every morning, even before I have my coffee
What about adding black pepper to the lemon and turmeric tonic?
Must try it.
Is the turmeric & lemon best before breakfast or after
I take Golden Paste. Google it. Incorporates all the important things about using turmeric-cooking it and taking it with coconut oil and black pepper. I know that is what keeps my arthritis hand pain under control, because I stopped taking it a couple of years (yes, years) ago & the pain returned. Give it two weeks to work & take it daily. It also cleared up my eczema & plantar fasciitis. Both of which also returned when I stopped taking it. I buy bulk organic turmeric on Amazon. I also take lemon water and a spoonful of honey/cinnamon/cloves every morning. Just not all mixed together 😉
The oil and pepper with turmeric are what the body needs to absorb the components of turmeric. This is why in India turmeric is always first heated up in a pan with pepper, then veggies are stirred into it.
Do you need to use a certain type of Turmeric
Do you have a newsletter?
Will the ingredients in this morning elixir to help with the inflammation clash with my MastCell? I have MastCell, MTHFR gene mutation, EDS and Dercums and suffer from inflammation I can’t seem to get under control. Thank You!!
There are two types of cinnamon. The most common is the cheapest and also the most allergy-inducing. It’s also the more “hot” tasting. Try Cylon cinnamon, it is much more mild and less likely to irritate.