4 Ways To Use Turmeric as Medicine + Kefir Golden Milk Recipe


4 Ways To Use Turmeric as Medicine + Kefir Golden Milk Recipe

turmericLast week we touched on the incredibly powerful super-root Ashwagandha, and it’s amazing healing and preventative benefits. It seems every week I sit down to brush up on my health education, I learn about new research and discoveries in holistic health. It’s so exciting to play a part in spreading the word about “Self-Care” instead of health care.

This leads me to some more information I’ve found about one of my favorite superfoods: TURMERIC.

Turmeric is an ancient spice that’s been used for thousands of years for healing a multitude of different ailments. Today, over 5,000 different studies have linked this powerful plant to over 600 positive health benefits.

As an antioxidant

Turmeric permeates membranes of free radicals, and neutralizes them.  This prevents them from spreading and creating more oxidation.  

As an inflammation treatment

Turmeric contains more than 2 dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including 6 COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 is an enzyme responsible for pain, and inflammation, so inhibiting or “blocking” that enzyme is imperative for pain relief.

As cancer prevention and treatment

In the book “Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action” respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke Phd noted curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in prevention and treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, and other types of cancer.

t4In addition to that, numerous tests and studies have compared turmeric to popular pharmaceuticals, such as:

  • Atorvastatin (commonly known as Lipitor) – Common diabetes treatment
  • Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine – Antidepression medication
  • Aspirin – blood thinning and pain relief treatment
  • Oxaliplatin – (chemotherapy drug) as an antiproliferative agent in colorectal cell lines.

There are 4 ways that I like to add turmeric to my diet:

Whole turmeric root
– I drop this in my juices and smoothies, and sometimes into soup broths, or sauteed with other veggies.

Turmeric powder – You can sneak this into anything, like smoothies, rice, stir fry dishes, and even on veggies and organic meats.

Turmeric capsules – I try to take two capsules of this per day, regardless of what I plan on eating. 

Curcumin powder – Curcumin is the most active ingredient within turmeric.  This is really potent, and will easily stain your kitchen, so be careful.  I use this when I need a super high dose of the curcumin benefits.  I often mix this with coconut or goat kefir.  It tastes great, and the kefir makes it more absorbable. You can also find it in our Organifi Gold superfood blend. 

So to make my super potent Kefir Golden Milk Drink, here’s the recipe..

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Kefir Golden Milk Drink
  • 1 cup of Kefir (substitute with non-dairy kefir if preferred)
  • 1 tbsp of Curcumin
  1. Place both ingredients in a shaker bottle.
  2. Shake well until both ingredients dissolve/mix into one another.
  3. Drink and enjoy!

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Please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience with turmeric and other healthy plants, roots, and herbs in your own journey towards health and happiness.

FitLifers, I wanna leave you with this quote below — a little something to ponder. See you next week!

For a quick, easy and powerful concoction that can help you reach your health goals, PLEASE check out our Organifi Gold


Drew Canole

Drew Canole

CEO at Fitlife.tv
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
Drew Canole


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