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Trevor and his Turmeric

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Posted 12 April 2015 23:35:29(UTC)

So many people have been asking  how much Turmeric Trevor is using and what he puts it on  that I thought I would do a special post for this.

I have had so many  enquiries from the oncologists , GPs , Nurses and others here on the forum so here goes. I can make no claim that this works in helping with pca or any other type of Cancer. I don't have shares in Turmeric and as yet I haven't written a recipe book.

Firstly I think that I should say there is no medical evidence that this actually works , I think that I should also point out that I am a  complete sceptic and have done more than my share of micky taking about this . Who knows maybe it is helping one thing for sure is it can't do any harm. So for any one who wants to give it a go.  I did google a few days ago just to check it out for myself and one thing that did catch my attention was the affects are greater if mixed with black pepper, know Trevor is a black pepper Aholic he always adds Black pepper to everything , I think it is habit you could give him the hottest spiciest curry and he would still add more black pepper. I feel that I should  add that Si's steak and Fosters diet is also giving fantastic results.

I can't say exactly how much he uses as even he says life is too short to weigh Turmeric,  he describes it as a sprinkle , trust me its more than that probably 2 teaspoons daily . I also read that it has better benefit if taken in smaller doses over a prolonged length of time and Trevor has been taking it 3 times a day for around 18 mths. I should also warn you it does have side affects and these can be quite serious it flippin stains everything that it comes in contact with, so Tshirts , worktops, anything plastic , your face, hands, teeth. You name it then it stains it. 

He did start having it on his porridge for breakfast but I would only recomend this for hardened users.

 

2 Teaspoons per day split evenly over the day , he always uses the dry form .

Basically I would say he uses it as a condiment , so anything savoury he eats then he will sprinkle  it on. 

This is just a few ideas .

Boiled egg sandwhich with ketchup he will sprinkle it on the ketchup .

He has a lot of soups at lunch time and he will sprinkle it in. 

Evening meal always gets a sprinkle.

Any snack or sandwhich it can be sprinkled on.

Baked beans on toast.

Mushy peas if he has fish and chips.

The possibilities are endless, he has even mixed it with salad cream. He always finishes with a twist of black pepper.

For those that want to give it a go  Enjoy for those that don't then take the above with a pinch of salt.

BFN

Julie X

 

 

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 22:28:59(UTC)

Lesley brilliant to see you on board with this. A turmeric BBQ sounds brill go sprinkle on everything thats my advice , the potato salad sounds good. If you are going to marinate any meat then just sprinkle away. 

Lyn I am very ashamed to say that I did sniff and test  a well known brand of face cream in our local supermarket  a few years ago, the whole thing was caught on cctv including me peeling back the lid and applying it to my hand to check the consistency of  cream. I was then approached by the security guard and made to pay for the whole pot (which is still sitting in my drawer.)  I am so traumatised  from that I just couldn't face another sniff and test in the supermarket. .

BFN

Julie X

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Posted 13 April 2015 09:52:19(UTC)
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/ For those that want to give it a go Enjoy for those that don't then take the above with a pinch of salt.km[img=http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-yell.gif]


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Surely you should take the info with a pinch of turmeric? #justsaying
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Posted 20 April 2015 10:11:52(UTC)
Hi, I just thought I would say that I know several people use it for animals (mainly horses and dogs) for other reasons and swear by it. There is also a Facebook page especially for ideas, recipes, uses etc. so it must do something!
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Posted 13 April 2015 09:52:19(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
/ For those that want to give it a go Enjoy for those that don't then take the above with a pinch of salt.km[img=http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-yell.gif]


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Surely you should take the info with a pinch of turmeric? #justsaying
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Posted 13 April 2015 11:49:39(UTC)
You know what Julie, your disclaimers have convinced me, we are going to give this a go, nothing to lose here except white table linen.

Sounds fab mixed with ketchup, I'm soooo trying that one, mushy peas and turmeric - might give that one a miss but who knows.

Love you, you crazy person you!

Allison and John xxx
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Posted 13 April 2015 12:13:20(UTC)
Hi Julie,
After reading your previous thread I also was left wondering what foods to put it with. Well now I know, anything!!!
Suggested to Bob, and he is well up for giving it ago. So here we go, a pinch/shake of tumeric it is!!
Many thanks.
Lesley xx
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Posted 13 April 2015 17:01:35(UTC)
Julie my SS

I know that was a relativley serious post for you but I am rocking with laughter ,, please do not get me started on Tumeric limericks Trevor would toast me and stick tumeric all over me!!
Did he even put it on my Jerk chicken (it already had plenty in it) or on the carrot cake? (Yeuk)
I wonder if you could actually make a cake with it? I am sure there must be a recipe somewhere ....off to Google it now and see if I can bake one and bring it down on my way to the South Coast next week. Will call you about that later.

If we stuck all your names together we could have a great sounding recipe book author ..

love you too
xx
Mo
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Posted 13 April 2015 17:37:11(UTC)

Recently seen this link on a social media site.... Not sure if it will be of interest to anyone...

Luther


http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmerics-smart-kill-properties-put-chemo-radiation-shame

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Posted 20 April 2015 09:24:59(UTC)

Mo

Do you use dried tumeric from the supermarket or get something special from the health food shop?

Thank you for the post, very interesting.

Alison

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Posted 20 April 2015 10:11:52(UTC)
Hi, I just thought I would say that I know several people use it for animals (mainly horses and dogs) for other reasons and swear by it. There is also a Facebook page especially for ideas, recipes, uses etc. so it must do something!
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Posted 20 April 2015 11:36:55(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Mo
Do you use dried tumeric from the supermarket or get something special from the health food shop?
Thank you for the post, very interesting.
Alison


Alison it is Trevor Julies OH that is the tumeric man ...I am just experimenting by baking a cake for him to take when I go to visit them on Wednesday. I will take an apple pie and flapjacks as well just in case it is yeuky!! Anyway as far as i know Julie and the boys are not on the Trevor tumeric diet!
Xx
MO
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Posted 20 April 2015 13:44:14(UTC)

Hi Allison,

Just regular Turmeric from supermarkets but I have read  the affect is better if sprinkled with black pepper. Trevor always uses black pepper on everything anyway so it's not that hard to do.  I should add except cakes although I wouldn't put it past him. Mandy is bringing a Ginger and Turmeric cake on her visit so I will let you know if he adds black pepper to it. 

BFN

Julie X

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Posted 20 April 2015 17:24:24(UTC)
Thanks everyone, I meant to say Julie, got the names mixed up between yourself and Mo as you are both so helpful!

Alison
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Posted 20 April 2015 22:10:50(UTC)

Just a little recipe update I have been busy today so it has been a no cook day but just to show you don't have to be a Master Chef finalist to add turmeric. It has just been a Pizza day the boys just a regular boring pizza, Trevor a spinach and ricotta with added sun dried tomatoes from a jar a liberal sprinkle of turmeric , loads of freshly ground black pepper and a liberal dash of hot pepper sauce (Jamaican style of course) . Well it was almost home made.  Side salad (chopped by me)

BFN

Julie X

ps no worries Allison we are soul sisters hence the SS but maybe we should rename ourselves the TQs ----Turmeric Queens .

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Posted 20 April 2015 23:59:49(UTC)

Okay, I have bowed to public pressure and bought some turmeric which I added to the flour for last night's liver. Please ask TTK (Trev the Turmeric King) whether it actually tastes of anything?????

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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Posted 21 April 2015 10:43:35(UTC)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turmeric-Recipes-Condiments-Conditions-Superfoods-ebook/dp/B00WB2257G/ref=zg_bs_362296031_f_28

Spotted this free for Kindle.

Not looked at it yet, but thought it might be of interest

 

Alan

 

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Posted 21 April 2015 21:07:49(UTC)

Hi Lyn,

Wow liver and onions plus turmeric sounds yummy . You saying about adding it to flour gave me the thought Yorkshire puddings well why not I will give it a go and let every one know how it turns out. The possibilities are endless.

So how does it taste ? I have to be honest I haven't taste tested any of the recipes and I know I give it the Bigun but I have yet to even dip my tongue in. 

My first taste test will be tomorrow with Mandy's cake, cake is good I can do that. So I have decided that I will taste test everything and give a YUK rating a kind of 1 being Ok and 10 avoid .

I have asked Trevor what he thinks about the taste (I knew I was on a hiding to nothing ) I don't actually think he has taste buds, he said last week that the chicken curry was a bit fatty (thats because the chicken curry was actually Lamb)  

So when I asked for an absolute description what does it taste like, apparently Earthy (what the heck that means I have no idea) . Is that bowl of mud earthy.

So in the name of scientific experiments I will Dip and Sip and then do a star rating . 

BFN

jULIE x

 

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Posted 21 April 2015 23:52:55(UTC)

i just choked on a malteser .... the chicken that was actually lamb creased me up xxxxx

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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Posted 22 April 2015 16:48:17(UTC)

We are just in the middle of the stresses of moving house...and to find the book 'Healing Spices' in my book cabinet, put a delay to the packing whilst I looked up the 'turmeric' section - entitled 'leading crusader against disease'...it suggests that there are currently medical trials being done on this spice in relation to lots of illnesses including Pca. Certainly makes interesting reading...but also mentioned a few recipe ideas for our growing cookery topic :-)

 

The book suggests 1 teaspoon per day spread over meals plus a supplement of 500mg per day too.(the latter taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals) with grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, milk or pepperine or with a meal containing oil such as olive oil or dairy.

 

Heat oil in pan, add turmeric and veg for a stir fry.

Same using sliced apples.

Add to meat, poulty, fish if searing it in a pan.

Add to stews.

Add to fried onions.

Works well on cruciferous veg.

Add to scrambled eggs.

Add to lentil dishes.

Blend into melted butter and drizzle over vegetables.

Add to chicken noodle soup.

Add to homemade chilli.

 

I know some of these will not be suitable for dairy free diets, but thought I would mention.

 

Just to state - I am just sharing information that I have read in a book, there is no medical evidence attached and I am not involved at all.

 

Best wishes to all of you.

 

Alison x

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 22 April 2015 20:17:05(UTC)

WOW, Mandy's Ginger and Turmeric cake not only taste tested but pretty much devoured of course I only sampled it for scientific reasons and to give a fair score rating. So Scores on the doors it has to be a maximum  3 stars, you have to try this one guys, healthy cake what more could you ask for.. Moist scrummy and covered in a delicate butter cream icing with more healthy delicately placed Walnuts so a double whammy of healthiness. 

Brilliant Alison I can see this post growing with lots of ideas on how it can be added to every day meals. 

Tonights T meal was

Mackrell fillets

Sweet potato cooked in their  jackets

Home made turmeric coleslaw (just added to the mayo)

Sundried tomatoes with a turmeric and black pepper sprinkle (I can't lay claim to the sun drying process ) this was done in Italy and arrived via Tesco .

I got Trevor to vote on the score as I was so Turmericed out on the cake , I couldn't possibly have eaten another mouthful . 

T rating is 8/10 

BFN

Julie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2015 08:02:32(UTC)
Bonkers but brilliant. .. You mean the tomatoes I saw out on the garden path were not sun drying? ...disappointed
By the way there was no yellow peril in any of my other offerings unless aunt Bessie uses it in her custard!

Looking like a lot of material out there in the alternative medicine or complimentary medicine field to back up Trevor's theory.
Lovely to see him looking really well yesterday. An incredible but wonderful sight considering the history.
Xxxx
SS Mo

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Posted 29 April 2015 22:24:27(UTC)

Just bought today a new soup in Tesco (not endorsed by me , not made by me and this is not advertised by me I am just bringing it to the turmeric masses.)

So here we go its called Glorious! Skinny Licious Soup  with a capital T on the label ,  Thai Tuk, Tuks &Turmeric , I will be doing a taste test later on . I have shaken and sniffed the outer casing but thats a no go you cant smell anything. 

Just for scientific purposes I am going to unseal it and do a sniff test, so ok WOW it is very aromatic very Tai very fragrant , I am know going to do a dip finger test. 

OK so this was cold test not heated ,  it smells better than it tasted not quite as Tai as I thought from the smell  but a pretty worthy 8 out of 10 stars. For a soup it is pretty good and I think heated would be even better. Trevor would also sprinkle the added Turmeric and of course more black pepper but all in all , Yep pretty good

 A thumbs up from me, I have know got to work out how to reseal it so Trevor doesn't know that I have dipped my finger in his soup..

BFN

Julie X

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Posted 29 April 2015 23:42:03(UTC)

Hi Julie, perhaps in future you should do the scent and taste test in the supermarket and then put the opened tub back on the shelf and purchase a sealed one for Trevor?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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Posted 30 April 2015 08:03:12(UTC)
Ooh er Mrs E remind me not to shop in a supermarket in your neighbourhood LOL.
SS I am told on reasonably good authority, that chicken mulligatawny with added turmeric is worth trying I am attempting to weasel the recipe from one of our chefs at the Hospice who makes it. Very popular item on the menu.
Xx
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Posted 30 April 2015 18:14:08(UTC)
Hi all
Tumeric going down well in our household, I seem to be shaking it on nearly everything!! Family liked tumeric Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes. Just thinking on how to include it in our weekend Barby (hoping the sun's going to shine!!!!) Maybe I'll put it in the mayonnaise with the salad potatoes.
Any menu suggestions for a tumeric Barby?
Lesley x
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Posted 30 April 2015 22:28:59(UTC)

Lesley brilliant to see you on board with this. A turmeric BBQ sounds brill go sprinkle on everything thats my advice , the potato salad sounds good. If you are going to marinate any meat then just sprinkle away. 

Lyn I am very ashamed to say that I did sniff and test  a well known brand of face cream in our local supermarket  a few years ago, the whole thing was caught on cctv including me peeling back the lid and applying it to my hand to check the consistency of  cream. I was then approached by the security guard and made to pay for the whole pot (which is still sitting in my drawer.)  I am so traumatised  from that I just couldn't face another sniff and test in the supermarket. .

BFN

Julie X

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Posted 07 June 2016 11:00:30(UTC)
Julie

This sounds just the job for Trevor!!

http://www.dailymail.co....ked-health-benefits.html

Arthur
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Posted 08 June 2016 09:07:50(UTC)
Thank you Aurther, so even the Celebs are catching on I might even try this myself.
BFN
Julie X
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Posted 11 October 2016 21:45:10(UTC)

Interesting to find this post after watching "Trust me I'm a Doctor on the BBC the other night, the programme covered some really interesting research on this exact subject. My wife saw the programme and on the basis of it I am suddenly finding Turmeric in my food on a regular basis.

In short the programme postulates that turmeric affects the way in which our genes turn on and off our resistance to cancer (known as methylation).   In testing, it proved that this could be the case. I don't pretend to fully understand it all, but it looks interesting. I have posted a link to the BBC article below.

Link to BBC Website

Mike

Mike

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