I would like to share something that I've recently discovered is incredibly helpful for my glands. I finally remembered to pick up a bottle of turmeric supplements to try them out, last night. It has not even been one day, and my glands look ten times better! My glands looked almost miraculously better this morning. I actually felt confident in putting my hair halfway up, which I hadn't been able to do for weeks because of how long they were taking to heal.
Even after working hard to have normal food habits, every time I gave in and binged and purged again, my glands would blow up all the way back to the way they were. It seemed almost futile. It is very disillusioning. Having a normal jaw is an incentive to fight for recovery (and against those urges) more than I realized.
So after being completely fed up with my glands, I decided to try a supplement that I suspected could help my body speed up the process with its unique properties: turmeric. It is now very common for people to use this spice in the West for ailments like arthritis and other joint problems, inflammation, and pain. It supports the immune system, helps cleanse the lymph nodes, and thereby reduces inflammation and speeds recovery of injured body parts. It has been used in India for this purpose for thousands of years in Ayurveda. According to Western medicine, its "active ingredient" is curcumin, but in my philosophy, it is the synergy of all the "components" of the spice, greater than the sum of each consituent when taken whole, that assists the body in this way.
I had known about these properties of turmeric ever since I worked in a health food and supplement store years ago. But it never occurred to me that I could use it for the inflammation of my glands! So now, on top of all the multitude of tinctures and herbs I'm taking, I have a bottle of turmeric, conveniently packed in little capsules.
I have been taking more than the recommended dose because I know I need it, and it is a very safe edible spice, used in cooking. I have never, EVER seen my glands reduce this much in such a short time (less than 24 hours!!).
I purchased the turmeric from a brand called "Organic India," which I found in a conventional grocery store! Its ingredients are simply: organic turmeric rhizome, turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids), and organic ginger rhizome (ginger is also helpful for inflammation).
It is simply astounding!
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