Don’t know about you but I’m at an age where stiff, achy joints are painful and most of all frustrating. Gone are the days of a brisk walk along the river, instead replaced by a gentle stroll with my ever faithful companion who looks up with pleading brown eyes begging to be let off the leash to roam freely. Sorry mate but the local Council gendarmes are very strict on that rule and the snakes can be a bit nasty too.*
A friend suggested I start taking turmeric. Nah, I tried fish oil and all the other so called remedies and none have worked but it got me to thinking if old faithful might benefit from them, so I did a bit of research. Got to admit I’m still in the dark but here goes. And please note that throughout this article I use the word alleged a lot, and with good reason. There are a lot of snake oil salesmen out there still.
First of all you are not going to save any money by trying to avoid the high cost of over-the-counter and prescription medications by using natural anti-inflammatory options like turmeric. Indeed it will probably cost you more.Continue reading →