Originally posted August 16, 2013.
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the look out. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. I have now selected a “Great 10” list of food choices to share with you. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
Turmeric: I take turmeric every day. Johnny writes, “If ever there were a contest for a spice that deserved a whole book written about it, turmeric would be the clear winner…. Turmeric is part of the healing system of India, China and the Polynesian islands.” There, it is well known that Turmeric has an ability to lower inflammation. A compound found in turmeric—curcumin—was found in one study to be as effective as the anti-inflammatory medication phenylbutazone. As Jonny tells readers, “There are at least thirty published studies indicating that curcumin has an antitumor effect (either reducing the number or size of tumors or the percentage of animals that developed them). Curcumin is known to have powerful antioxidant properties and is frequently used to lower elevated liver enzymes.”