Tumeric: Natures Ibuprofen

I often have patients ask about how they can reduce the inflammation causing their secondary conditions such as neck pain, foot pain or aches. After addressing the primary condition of neurostructural shift that is causing these secondary conditions, I often advise them to consider turmeric to address the inflammation. 

There are endless reports and studies involving the most active constituent of turmeric – curcumin. This powerful antioxidant has shown to work equally or better than NSAID’s in relief from osteoarthritis. It also has been shown to reduce GI inflammation involved with IBS and inducing programmed death of cancer cell. 

Whether you use a high quality curcumin supplement or eat a big serving of delicious turmeric curry, we should all be enjoying the benefits of nature’s liquid or powdered gold.

Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste:

4 lemongrass stalks, trimmed, tender center part only

6 medium garlic cloves, peeled

6 medium shallots, peeled

3 medium serrano chiles, stemmed

3-inch piece of ginger, peeled

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

1/4 cup good extra-virgin coconut, sunflower or olive oil


Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. The paste will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Freeze any paste you won't use for future use.