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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | February 28, 2008
My daughter had three stubborn warts on the bottom of her foot that hurt her terribly. We tried salicylic acid tape from the pharmacy. It always burned off all the good skin and left the wart intact. Duct tape didn't work, and neither did freezing them off at the doctor's office. They kept coming back. I made a paste of fresh-scraped turmeric root and taped it on the warts. The warts were completely gone in three applications. Bright-pink, fresh, smooth skin grew in the black-specked holes left behind after the bandage was removed.
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August 26, 2013
(Courtesy of Jenny Perez) Step one 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups water 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp pink salt (Pink or Himalayan salt. You can use regular table salt as well.) Place quinoa, salt, turmeric, and water in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Set aside to cool. Step two 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 stalk minced celery 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin powder    Pinch of cayenne Place chopped veggies in a bowl.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | June 19, 2005
I started taking turmeric to help my psoriasis. Then I developed a severe rash and stopped the turmeric. My biggest concern is that I take Coumadin. When I went in for a routine blood test, my doctor told me that my blood was extremely thin. I was told to come in immediately for a vitamin-K shot to reverse this effect. Thanks for alerting us to a potentially life-threatening interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) and turmeric. Another reader reported liver-enzyme elevation with this spice.
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By JOE & TERESA GRAEDON and JOE & TERESA GRAEDON,peoplespharmacy.com | December 29, 2008
Turmeric increases the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin. I have been on Coumadin for 15 years because of an artificial aortic valve. I had read that turmeric was effective in lowering cholesterol and began sprinkling it on broccoli. My international normalized ratio went up dramatically, and my pharmacist said, "STOP!" Have there been any studies on the blood-thinning effect of turmeric? You are not the first person to report this interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) and turmeric.
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By JOE & TERESA GRAEDON and JOE & TERESA GRAEDON,peoplespharmacy.com | December 29, 2008
Turmeric increases the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin. I have been on Coumadin for 15 years because of an artificial aortic valve. I had read that turmeric was effective in lowering cholesterol and began sprinkling it on broccoli. My international normalized ratio went up dramatically, and my pharmacist said, "STOP!" Have there been any studies on the blood-thinning effect of turmeric? You are not the first person to report this interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) and turmeric.
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By Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | June 8, 2003
Could you please respond to the articles I've been reading lately that hail turmeric as a powerful herb for its anti-inflammatory abilities, cancer-prevention abilities and much more? Turmeric has been used as a spice in Indian cooking for centuries. It adds the yellow color and distinctive flavor to curry. Researchers have been studying an ingredient in turmeric called curcumin. This compound has antioxidant activity and also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. In rats, curcumin reduces precancerous lesions and colon cancers.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 24, 2003
A few months ago, you wrote about turmeric being used for boils and also being studied for treating arthritis and cancer. This bit of information has changed my life. I've suffered with psoriasis on nearly half of my body for 25 years. I've seen many physicians and tried every medication and ultraviolet treatment. The cost has been enormous, matched only by the disappointment with the failures. When I read that turmeric might have anti-inflammatory action, I wondered if it might help me. I immediately bought some and sprinkled a rounded teaspoonful on my cereal.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 30, 2003
My daughter's psoriasis was quite severe. She had a red rash and scaling on both arms from shoulders to wrists. When I read your column about turmeric helping psoriasis, she started taking this spice in gel capsules. The rash has cleared almost completely, responding better than to any prescription medicine or salve. Is there any information on long-term effects or tolerance to turmeric? It has made a significant difference in her skin condition and consequently her self-esteem. When a reader told us that taking a teaspoon of turmeric each day cleared up his psoriasis, we were intrigued.
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By HILARY E. MACGREGOR | March 10, 2006
The goddess of turmeric brings color in life. It is the ornament of married woman. And any woman who puts turmeric in her purse, Her purse will never be empty. An old Indian folk song praises turmeric, the golden spice from the East, for its power to bring beauty, good health and good luck to those who use and carry it. But in Indian medical lore, the pungent, woody-tasting powder is more precious still. Modern medicine is starting to sit up and pay attention. Scientists are taking a closer look at this Asian wonder spice, teasing out active ingredients and testing its age-old cultural and medicinal uses in 21st-century laboratories.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | November 1, 2007
I want to thank you for writing about turmeric. I had psoriasis on my feet and my hands so bad that I lost all my nails on my fingers. I went to doctor after doctor to heal my psoriasis, but nothing worked. When I saw the article, I thought I'd try it. I started to put turmeric on my food and in my coffee. Within two weeks, my psoriasis had started to heal. Within three weeks, it had cleared up. I have been free of psoriasis for six months now. Turmeric is a yellow spice that is an important ingredient in curry powder.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | February 28, 2008
My daughter had three stubborn warts on the bottom of her foot that hurt her terribly. We tried salicylic acid tape from the pharmacy. It always burned off all the good skin and left the wart intact. Duct tape didn't work, and neither did freezing them off at the doctor's office. They kept coming back. I made a paste of fresh-scraped turmeric root and taped it on the warts. The warts were completely gone in three applications. Bright-pink, fresh, smooth skin grew in the black-specked holes left behind after the bandage was removed.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | November 1, 2007
I want to thank you for writing about turmeric. I had psoriasis on my feet and my hands so bad that I lost all my nails on my fingers. I went to doctor after doctor to heal my psoriasis, but nothing worked. When I saw the article, I thought I'd try it. I started to put turmeric on my food and in my coffee. Within two weeks, my psoriasis had started to heal. Within three weeks, it had cleared up. I have been free of psoriasis for six months now. Turmeric is a yellow spice that is an important ingredient in curry powder.
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By JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON | July 21, 2006
I have been using cinnamon to help control my blood sugar for the past four years. Using a quarter teaspoon in boiling water to make a cinnamon tea lowers my blood-sugar readings from about 185 to 135 in one hour. Yellow mustard works even more effectively. I take about half a teaspoon per meal, depending on the amount of carbohydrates in the food. There is research supporting the idea that cinnamon can lower blood sugar. Until your e-mail, we had not heard that yellow mustard could do the same thing.
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By HILARY E. MACGREGOR | March 10, 2006
The goddess of turmeric brings color in life. It is the ornament of married woman. And any woman who puts turmeric in her purse, Her purse will never be empty. An old Indian folk song praises turmeric, the golden spice from the East, for its power to bring beauty, good health and good luck to those who use and carry it. But in Indian medical lore, the pungent, woody-tasting powder is more precious still. Modern medicine is starting to sit up and pay attention. Scientists are taking a closer look at this Asian wonder spice, teasing out active ingredients and testing its age-old cultural and medicinal uses in 21st-century laboratories.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | June 19, 2005
I started taking turmeric to help my psoriasis. Then I developed a severe rash and stopped the turmeric. My biggest concern is that I take Coumadin. When I went in for a routine blood test, my doctor told me that my blood was extremely thin. I was told to come in immediately for a vitamin-K shot to reverse this effect. Thanks for alerting us to a potentially life-threatening interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) and turmeric. Another reader reported liver-enzyme elevation with this spice.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | January 2, 2005
I've read about raisins and gin for arthritis. At the liquor store, I was told sloe gin is best for this remedy. Your Web site just says gin. Which is it? The original recipe involves regular gin and golden raisins. Soak the raisins in just enough gin to cover them; allow the gin to evaporate; then keep the raisins in a closed container and eat nine a day. We have also heard from readers who have substituted dark raisins for golden raisins and sloe gin for ordinary gin. Sloe gin is flavored with sloe berries instead of juniper, the flavoring in regular gin. Sloe berries come from the blackthorn, a European bush, and have traditionally been used for digestive problems.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | November 9, 2003
Giving up coffee for better health was a real challenge for me. I can't tolerate decaf, so substituting was out. But stopping caffeine gave me migraines. Irritability and the threat of migraines gave me the perfect excuse to drink coffee (which is really what I wanted to do). Here's my solution: I quit drinking coffee and bought a bottle of caffeine tablets. I cut them into quarters, with each one equal to about a half-cup of coffee. Whenever I got a withdrawal twinge, I took a half-cup dose.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | December 24, 2000
Q. I am a 44-year-old man with an old knee injury. About a year ago, it was causing me great pain, and I had it examined. The doctor checked the X-ray and told me that I had essentially no cartilage left. He prescribed Vioxx, which didn't do much for me. After reading your book on herbs and home remedies, I have been using this combination: Boswellia, turmeric and glucosamine. The pain in my knee is under control. Would it help to add the gin-soaked-raisin remedy? For various maladies, you list a variety of herbal and home- and folk-medicine remedies.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | September 26, 2004
My feet are a mess. I was diagnosed with onychomycosis (nail fungus). The doctor prescribed Sporanox, which I took for weeks. It did not work very well considering the high cost. I do not want to go through another round of expensive treatment, but I would like a good way to deal with nail fungus and bad foot odor. I would like to try a home remedy but need directions. Readers have shared a variety of strategies for both problems. The most recent involves soaking the feet daily in Listerine (original formula)
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