Digestive issues have been on the rise in recent years.
Many more food allergies are being reported in reaction to the processed and genetically modified foods that so many are eating these days. Food quality has changed with the increased usage of chemicals to treat crops, resulting in poor soil quality that is damaged and unable to provide the proper nutrients to growing food.
Taking care of our digestive systems is one of the best ways that we can combat environmental challenges in our food and air.
Not only does a healthy digestive system keep us physically healthier, it also keeps us emotionally and mentally alert and able to approach life with a positive attitude!
Our digestive systems have been said to be the core of our immune systems.
Good digestion not only affects our physical well-being, it also has a direct effect on our mental and emotional health as well.
- 70-80% of our immune system lies in our digestive system
- 500 different types of good bacteria live in our digestive system
- 95% of Serotonin is produced in our digestive systems
It’s kind of interesting to imagine where the Immune System actually is located.
Although our immune system also includes our lymph nodes and vessels, appendix, spleen, tonsils, thymus, and bone marrow: realizing that only 20% of it resides outside of the intestinal tract leaving most if living inside our digestive tract – we get a much clearer picture of where it lives and does most of its work.
Think about the fact that most of our immune system is housed in a part of our body that has a separate nervous system from our brains. The digestive tract is the only part of our body that has this characteristic!
Try to picture your digestive system as a warm flame that processes everything that comes inside your body. In fact, this part of our body is located in what some refer to as our Solar Plexus, or 3rd Chakra in our body’s energy field.
In order to keep the flame steady and burning at just the right temperature, we need to ‘feed the fire’ so to say. Just like you would tend a campfire by adding the right sizes and amounts of wood, the right amount of oxygen, and gather enough supplies to get through the night; we need to tend the flames of our digestive systems in the same way.
In the world of Superfoods, there is one delicious food that stands out along with our favourite Turmeric, which fuels digestion and even enhances the positive effects of Turmeric in your entire digestive system.
Ginger brings a sweet warmth that keeps your digestion burning at the perfect temperature!
Ginger has long been used for medicinal purposes related to digestive issues such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Motion sickness
- Improved digestion
Phenolic compounds in ginger have been found to relieve inflammation overall and especially in the digestive tract. They also stimulate bile production – bringing help to a weak gall bladder, and they stimulate digestive juices, such as saliva.
Ginger also works as a safe antacid. Many of the drugs used to treat reflux and heart burn cause an increase of bone weakness, cancer, and other illnesses. Ginger works better than traditional medicine and causes no side effects.
Inflammation has been shown to reduce in the colon after only one month of usage; which also leads to a reduced chance for colon cancer. Gingerol, Shoaol, and Zingerone are the ingredients that cause the inflammation and associated pain to decrease. (Source)
With all of these great immune boosting benefits in Ginger, it’s easy to see why pairing it with Turmeric is the perfect combo to keep the digestive flames burning!
Turmeric is well documented for its ability to fight inflammation and pain, and help with digestive issues.
Like Ginger, Turmeric also benefits our digestive systems by:
- Stimulating bile production which assists weak gall bladders
- Relieves gas and increases absorption of intestinal nutrients
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
Why is bile important? Bile lubricates our colons and helps to break down fats so they are used by the body. When we aren’t producing enough bile to process fats, they often get clogged in our colons and start to negatively affect our digestive systems and our entire bodies. When our Gall Bladders aren’t functioning properly, we produce less bile, which ends up leaving more gunk in our intestinal tracts.
Both Ginger and Turmeric are safe, all natural superfoods that have proven results in treating digestive disorders and issues; with none of the side effects of traditional prescription medicines.
~ Did you know? Turmeric is actually an herb that is in the Ginger Family ~
- They both relieve indigestion and reduce gas
- They both improve absorption of intestinal nutrients
- They both stimulate bile production which improves the break down and utilization of fats
- They both stimulate saliva and other digestive juices
- They both reduce inflammation and pain in the digestive tract
Besides all of the digestive benefits that Ginger and Turmeric deliver, this powerful pair also works together to fight off and prevent the growth of tumours!
- The antioxidant properties of Turmeric and Ginger have been shown to stop tumour growth in human cancer cells and to specifically kill ovarian cancer cells in women. (Source)
- Ginger has been shown to specifically protect against colon cancer by reducing inflammation in the colon. (Source)
- Turmeric has been proven to effectively fight off several types of cancer, including stomach, liver and colon cancers.
Together, this close pair will reduce cancer causing inflammation, improve digestive stagnation and increase blood and life flow to your entire abdominal area, relieve indigestion, and increase the absorption of the good nutrients in your foods and diet.
They leave none of the residual side effects of prescription medications and in many cases have been proven to do their job better than traditional treatments.
If you are ready to fan the flames of your digestion in a healthy and all natural way, try combining Ginger and Turmeric in with your daily diet to see and feel and incredible warm glow of a healthy and active immune boosting colon!
One of the best ways to incorporate ginger and turmeric into your diet is in a delicious warm tea. We invite you to visit our website and try our own digestive boosting Golden Tea that includes both ginger and turmeric as well as other immune boosting ingredients.
To Your Good Health!
The TAKA Turmeric Team