Healthy Living Podcast - Curcumin to Curb Inflammation
Fusion Health Co-founder Paul Keogh was recently interviewed for the Healthy Living podcast series. The fifth podcast episode covers inflammation and treating it with Curcumin.
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Full interview transcript
INTERVIEWER: In this podcast we’re talking about Curcumin. Paul, what is curcumin and how does it assist with inflammation?
Paul Keogh: Curcumin is the active compound of the Indian cooking spice turmeric. In therapeutic quantities, curcumin reduces inflammatory substances in the body to not only relieve inflammation but consequently, the pain it causes.
IV: Does it also assist with mild arthritis, joint stiffness and swelling?
PK: Yes, as well as mild osteoarthritis and inflammation and pain associated with physical exercise, sports injuries, and even RSI.
IV: Tell me more about the benefits to people suffering sports injuries, muscle sprains, bruises and related pain?
PK: Wherever there is soft tissue trauma there is stagnant Blood that leads to bruising. Stagnant blood impairs healing and contributes to pain. Curcumin plus two other scientifically recognised antiinflammatory herbs, Boswellia and Ginger, are traditionally used to help disperse stagnant blood and promote healing and repair. IV: Does Curcumin have other health benefits?
PK: Curcumin has also been shown to support healthy function of the immune and cardiovascular systems as well as brain and liver function due to its antiinflammatory, circulatory, immune modulating and antioxidant effects.
IV: What else can you tell us about Curcumin?
PK: It’s worth noting that Curcumin is traditionally combined with black pepper to help it work better. Recent scientific evidence has discovered that piperine (Black Pepper) enhances the absorption and bioavailability of curcumin by as much as 20 times. Therefore it’s important to make sure that your curcumin or turmeric supplement also contains piperine.
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