Turmeric vs. Lipitor (and 13 Other Pharmaceutical Drugs)!! Food/Recipes, Health/Wellness, Herbs Use certified organic (non-irradiated) turmeric in lower culinary doses on a daily basis so that heroic doses won’t be necessary later in life after a serious disease sets in. Nourishing yourself, rather than self-medicating with ‘nutraceuticals,’ should be the goal of a healthy diet. Used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian medicine, Turmeric or “Indian saffron” is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric has a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mild mustardy smell. Turmeric is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, but the deep orange-yellow powder has been used throughout history as a condiment (imparting color to mustard), a healing remedy (it also helps support liver health and assists with detoxification) and as a textile dye with a rich golden yellow color. Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including Lipitor/Atorvastatin (cholesterol medication), Corticosteroids (steroid medications), Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine (antidepressants), Aspirin (blood thinner), Metformin (diabetes drug), plus 9 more pharmaceutical drugs! Learn more: Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs UPDATE: So many people have written to me and asked about which brand of turmeric to take and how much to use. I’ve been using this brand of Organic Curcumin (Turmeric) with Bioperine® for a couple of years now, and love the quality as well as price. Each capsule is 500mg and contains 100% turmeric. No binfers, fillers, additives or anything else. The capsules themselves are 100% Vegan, vegetarian friendly, and gluten-free vegetable capsules. The recommended dose is 1-3 capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional, up to 12 capsules daily. I usually take 1 capsules daily, and increase up to 3 capsules when I’m feeling under the weather.