Turmeric for inflammation

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 7/3/17 4:24 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

Since WLS'ers can't have NSAIDs, I occasionally see folks post that they take turmeric to help with inflammation (arthritis, etc.).

A new piece of research just came out saying that it's basically pointless.

Yay science!

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CerealKiller Kat71
on 7/3/17 5:34 pm
RNY on 12/31/13

It's funny (coincidental) that you posted this.

Just today I overheard my son explaining to his friend's mother that the turmeric capsules she gives her dog for arthritis pain was basically a "placebo effect by proxy." -- Those were his exact words.

Apparently, her perplexed expression incited him to explain further that she was basically just making herself feel better by "anthropomorphizing her dog's pain with a scientifically useless remedy."

I was in the middle of dealing with a work issue as I was picking him up -- so I couldn't stop him.

She also believes in the Law of Attraction and has a vision board on her fridge. She wasn't too appreciative when he explained that he didn't understand the concept since positive plus positive repels in the science of electromagnetism. She thought that was so funny.

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Gwen M.
on 7/4/17 8:00 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I love your kid. How old is he?

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CerealKiller Kat71
on 7/4/17 12:38 pm
RNY on 12/31/13

He's a trip.

He's 11.

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on 7/4/17 2:45 pm


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on 7/5/17 11:05 am

I know a product that REALLY helps old arthritic animals its not cheap but it is very health promoting and gives them such relief ( you put it in their water a tiny bit )

Its been a while since my 26 year old cat died .. I bought it for him the last five years and I saw his stair climbing and general movement improve dramatically - as a matter of fact he was in such pain before I doubt he would have continued to live .

I don't have any anymore - please message me and I'll try to figure it out.

on 7/4/17 12:23 am - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

Well crap. I've been taking it since I started going to the gym to help with muscle soreness, but I guess it wasn't really doing anything!


CerealKiller Kat71
on 7/4/17 3:18 am
RNY on 12/31/13

Did you feel relief?

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Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 7/4/17 3:44 am - Burleson , TX

Me too! But I THINK it's working...must be "the power of suggestion"

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CerealKiller Kat71
on 7/4/17 6:03 am
RNY on 12/31/13

I am of the belief that if it works for you, then by all means, keep using it.

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat