Next time you have a pain (or if you suffer from chronic pain), you might want to try my turmeric tea recipe. It’s an excellent alternative to taking an anti-inflammatory or over-the-counter pain medication.
Trust me, I am someone who very much understands how difficult it is to live with pain. I totally understand that sometimes it is absolutely necessary to take “real” pain medication.
For example, there is NO way I could have not taken something for pain during a major surgery. I underwent a 7-hour surgery for a femoral derotational osteotomy almost 2 years ago. By the way, this turmeric tea recipe would not have cut it back then!
But ALL pain medications, even the seemingly harmless over-the-counter ones, have negative consequences.
Natural Turmeric Tea Recipe for Nutrient Depletion
It is truly amazing that this Turmeric Tea recipe can prevent nutrient depletion from over-the-counter pain medications.
Taking Advil or Aleve plus prescription anti-inflammatory medications can all interfere with B-vitamin metabolism. This combination causes depletion to your B-vitamins. Did you know that birth control pills also deplete B-vitamins?
And all pain killers with Tylenol deplete one of your body’s most important detoxifiers, glutathione. Pretty much any medication has some sort of side effect.
Turmeric is a “Whole Food”
Although turmeric is a “whole food” (or spice, I suppose I should say) and not a medication. It absolutely has potent “medicine-like” benefits such as reducing inflammation and protecting against the oxidation that accelerates the aging/ disease process. It also supports the health of your heart and liver and so much more.
With turmeric you get “side benefits” rather than side effects—and there’s a BIG difference!
Always an Exception to Pain Medication
When I was recovering from my surgery ordeal, I did take pain meds because the pain was so severe. I literally would have lost my mind without them. However, once I weaned off the meds I got in the habit of making the turmeric tea recipe below every day. My “tea” took 5 minutes to make and consisted of the following ingredients:Print
Turmeric Tea Recipe
Turmeric Tea Recipe Can Prevent Nutrient Depletion from Over-the-Counter Pain Medications (such as Advil and Aleve) and ease pain naturally.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Tea
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on the stove for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Sip hot.
New Chapter Turmeric Force is a Great Alternative to My Turmeric Tea Recipe
If you are not able to make the turmeric tea recipe you can consider supplementing with “whole” turmeric capsules. I would avoid isolated turmeric compounds in the form of curcumin.
Isolated compounds are more like taking a medication. They do not contain the full spectrum of phytonutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds found in the “whole” food. You can think of isolated compounds such as curcumin as being like refined food. Then, turmeric as being an unrefined “whole food”.
New Chapter is one of my favorite brands for turmeric capsules. It includes the complete spectrum of beneficial phytonutrients in their “whole” and natural profile.
You can purchase New Chapter Turmeric Force here.