If you’ve ever eaten curry, you may have been impressed with its amazing yellow color. Well, that color is turmeric! Turmeric is a cousin to ginger and has been used with versatility in India for over three thousand years, as an important an important ingredient in cooking, religious ceremonies, dyes, and medicines.
The history of Turmeric
The golden spice, as turmeric is often referred to, is also an integral part of Indonesian culture and the cultures of other Southeast Asian countries. In the 17th century, when the East India Company first arrived in India, they fell in love with turmeric. Indian merchants started selling ground turmeric and curry powders to the explorers and merchants to take back to England and the rest of Europe.
In Hindu weddings, turmeric is sacred. A string dyed yellow with turmeric paste, is tied as a necklace around the bride’s neck by her groom. This indicates that the woman is ready to run their new household.
Turmeric is still used to dye all sorts of clothing, even the robes of Buddhist monks! It’s also used in cosmetics to give a person a golden glow. More familiar to most, though you may not know it however, is that turmeric is what gives prepared mustard it’s vivid yellow color.
Most people have heard of ancient Chinese medicine, but by comparison, have not heard of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the analogous natural healing system of India and is still practiced today. Practitioners commonly use turmeric as an anti-inflammatory and treatment for other ailments. Treatments include inhaling turmeric fumes to help with congestion and a turmeric poultice or paste to treat skin ailments. The name of turmeric in Ayurveda literature is jayanti, meaning “one who is victorious over diseases.”
The power of Curcumin
Modern science has found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be linked to a host of health benefits. It has also been shown to be potent antioxidant and an aid in digestive health. Curcumin has been the subject of several studies and has been shown to help reduce symptoms of several chronic diseases.
Turmeric and Battling Inflammation
Turmeric and Inflammation
Turmeric has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. But just what is inflammation? Ironically, inflammation is a defense mechanism designed to protect the body against invaders and is a normal reaction, but sometimes it can create more difficulties than it solves. It often occurs when the body is injured or when invaders, such as bacteria or viruses are detected. Inflammation can cause skin tissue to develop redness, heat, become swollen or stiff, and or become painful. Excessive or recurring inflammation not only can be painful, it can become dangerous. Symptoms of excessive inflammation may include fatigue, fever, rash, and chest, abdominal, or joint pain. Inflammation can occur in almost any part of the body, including the gut, lungs, gums (there’s a reason your dentist always tells you to floss), and even within blood vessels.
So, inflammation is some bad stuff! Inflammation slows down the processes in the body and prolonged inflammation can actually slow healing, instead of promoting it. What’s even worse is that prolonged inflammation can lead to long-term disorders. It can interfere with the body’s ability to repair bone mass, may contribute to heart disease, can cause rashes and skin disorders, and even lead to autoimmune issues like Chron’s, Celiac, and more. Harvard medical school has even referred to inflammation as the “common underlying cause of major degenerative diseases.”
Even lack of sleep can help promote inflammation. It is during sleep is when our body flushes toxins, repairs damage done by foreign invaders, and reverses many other triggers of inflammation. Inadequate sleep means that the body does not have time to complete these crucial tasks. Other chronic contributors are trans-fatty acids, refined sugars, and processed foods.
What can be done to fight inflammation? This is where turmeric can help. Simply put, turmeric is a tasty way to consume one of the world’s most potent natural anti-inflammatory substances, curcumin. And by fighting inflammation throughout the body, turmeric can help with overall gut health, digestive health, and heart health. With reduced inflammation, also come less muscle soreness, joint stiffness, as well as other aches and pains.
Organic Fijian Turmeric
At Wakaya Perfection, our uniquely organic methods in combination with the fertile volcanic soil, produces turmeric that is better in every way and unlike any other. Our Fijian Turmeric is completely natural and unrefined, meaning that it doesn’t contain the man-made inflammatory toxins that are plentiful in product grown in industrialized India and China. However, In addition to a plethora of phytonutrients, our Organic Fijian Turmeric™ does contain up to 5.96% curcumin, compared to the typical turmeric available on store shelves, which may contain as little as 0.92% or even less. Simply put: more curcumin = more therapeutic benefit! Fijian Turmeric is a whole food with incredible inflammation fighting and other health benefits!
Your body's Core Four areas of health
At Wakaya, we believe that the core of our body’s health has four simple, yet powerful elements; healthy digestion, reduced inflammation, daily detoxification, and essential nutrients.
Poor health often starts with poor digestion. The surface area of our digestive system on the inside can be up to 170 times greater than that of our skin on the outside. The overuse of antibiotics combined with toxins in our diet can create imbalanced bacterial and yeast growth, leading to many uncomfortable situations. Poor digestion can be causing our bodies to under-react sometimes – letting bad substances in – and overreact other times with severe and deadly allergies as a result.
Inflammation at the cellular level is at the root of most chronic health challenges. It is the silent killer that doesn’t discriminate – it effects the poor and the wealthy – no matter your age or ethnicity, inflammation is working 24/7 to lower your quality of life and can even shorten that life.
Our modern lifestyle is fraught with toxins and impurities. Pesticides, herbicides, artificial ingredients and preservatives… Even “healthy diets” cannot always avoid plastics, chemical residues and Genetically Modified Foods. A daily detox regimen is essential because we’re exposed to these toxins every single day.
Even with Digestion, Inflammation, and toxins under control, today’s high-tech foods, depleted soils, and modern harvesting methods have created great looking, but nutrient starved foods. It is vital that we supplement our healthy diets with key essential nutrients that are not only absorbable, but effective building blocks of good health.
The GT Core Health Pack
Wakaya’s GT CORE addresses these four core health concerns with these synergistic products.
Your journey begins with our high impact, organic Fijian Ginger and Turmeric. These ancient health secrets work together to help improve digestion as well as help to reduce systemic inflammation – and the pre-measured capsules add convenience to your wellness routine.
Our daily detox is a soothing drink powerful enough to help detoxify your liver, kidneys, heart, and digestive tract, but mild enough to not interfere with your busy lifestyle – and with its great coconut flavor, it will easily become your favorite daily habit!
Whether you consider yourself athletic or not, Sport and Go will bring out the vitality and stamina that you forgot you had! Health experts all agree that activity and movement is essential to good health. Sport and Go’s proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, branched chain amino acids, prebiotic fiber, and methylated B complex will put pep in your step – and the tropical fruit flavor will put a smile on your face!
Our Multi-Essentials capsules contain the trace minerals and other micro nutrients that aren’t always available in our food. Don’t leave gaps in your nutrition, and don’t leave your good health to chance. Wakaya’s Multi-Essentials will feed your need!
Our GT Core supports and promotes wellness, and wellness is the only paradise
* This statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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