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Turmeric: New Weight Loss Magic?

A couple of months into 2013 I got sick … really sick. And then? I got sick again. It ended up being a couple of straight months in the bed sick. When I finally emerged from the fog, I just couldn’t get my body back on track. My hair was falling out, I felt weak, my digestion was off, and things just didn’t feel right. So, I began to research some ways to reset my body, if you will.

I started taking vitamins and a couple of other things, including turmeric tablets. And then? Things started to change.

Turmeric Weight Loss Miracle?

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice that you may know as Indian saffron and is used in cooking curry dishes. It is bright yellow and is used to give some foods and other items color.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in ancient treatment for years, but the medical community is just now starting to understand the full health benefits.

It is said that turmeric can, help with indigestion, reduce inflammation, giving people with osteoarthritis relief, help prevent buildup of plaque that can block arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke and more.

My Experience with Turmeric and Weight Loss

I started taking turmeric pills for the digestive aid and, since taking it, I have experience almost no indigestion. However, I got a surprise (and much-needed) added benefit: I started to lose weight. I thought it was a fluke the first week when I lost six pounds. However, I’ve been taking it for a couple of months now and have steadily lost two to five pounds each week (without really changing my diet or exercise routine).


I’ll keep you posted!

Have you used turmeric for any reason? I’d love to hear how you’ve used it!


This article is informational only and should not be used in place of advice or input from your health care professional. Turmeric may be harmful to some including pregnant women and those with gallbladder problems, so please do not start a new regimen without speaking to your health care professional.



Along with being a contributor to, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate.


  1. Reyes U. Hogan

    July 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Louise from Southampton, Ny: “Turmeric has changed my life in just 2 weeks! I have had extremely painful arthritis of the hands for about 2 years, that prevented me from sewing, gardening, housework, many things I previously enjoyed. I could barely hold a book or a glass. I started taking 1 tsp of turmeric root powder a day which I put into empty capsules I bought at the health food store and it is an absolute miracle! The pain is 80 -90% gone. I have strength back in my hands and can do normal activities again.

  2. Liz

    July 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I was actually JUST talking about this with someone yesterday! Interesting.

  3. Karnlani

    June 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I’m trying to lose weight and turmeric is helping me attain my goal.

  4. Becki

    June 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Interesting! I may try this. If it can cut down on indigestion AND possibly make me lose a few pounds, it sounds like a win/win.

    • Prime Parents Club

      June 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I feel SO MUCH BETTER now. Seriously. Not having indigestion has been WONDERFUL.

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