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Old 05-21-2019, 07:46 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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^^ Didn't realize people eat tumeric raw from their own garden. Does she chop it up and put it in a salad?
I use a blender and add in honey when blending, and then she stores it in a freezer. In the morning, she mixes it with milk and then drink it. She said the stuff I grow from my garden, big roots, tastes a lot better then then turmeric I purchase from Sprouts. My husband used to take it and it gave him so much energy that he cleaned the whole house in one day. He no longer take them. It also serves as a blood thinner, so if you have surgery, stay off it for at least 2 weeks.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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My husband used to take it and it gave him so much energy that he cleaned the whole house in one day. He no longer take them.
Why did he stop? Hope it was just because he got bored with it and not that there were side effects.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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You can lose weight in the sauna, but you're just sweating out water - maybe a small amount of extra calories in the process if metabolism increases from the increased temperature. Athletes get in the sauna when cutting weight.

I think it works best if you do it regularly. Sitting in a sauna one time isn't going to do much, but making a habit of using it for 30 days (as part of your work out) might. It gets the blood flowing and kicks up your metabolism, helping your work out improve the next day. Some people also say to do an extra bit of your work out after the sauna (although I'm not sure it's a good idea to do too much until after you rehydrate).
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Why did he stop? Hope it was just because he got bored with it and not that there were side effects.
His Plantar Fasciitis has healed, too much of anything is not good. Sometime he can’t sleep, it has some effects like Viagra.
I don’t take them because it will make me too warm. However I do cook with turmeric like making a curry or Singapore noodles dish.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Iím not a fan of the dry heat.

We are, which is why we live in the desert. Not much heat today, though, just snow on the mountain.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We are, which is why we live in the desert. Not much heat today, though, just snow on the mountain.
I had to turn the heat back on -- in late May!
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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^^ Didn't realize people eat tumeric raw from their own garden. Does she chop it up and put it in a salad?
My boyfriend who is Indian buys big bags of ground dried turmeric from an Indian specialty store and eats a heaping (table)spoon full each day, right out of the package. I'm not sure how bad that would taste, but it CAN be done! lol That is definitely more than you'd get from just spicing a curry.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I'm trying to get my metabolism back up to speed, and one of my friends told me sitting in a sauna for 20 minutes a day had worked for her. Her theory is it relaxes your veins, and the increased blood flow helps kick start the metabolism.

We happen to have a sauna at my gym, so I figured why not try it? I've sat in there 3 times now, and it's been an eye opening experience to a whole new world of things some seniors like to do. And yes, by the way, so far it does indeed seem to be giving me more energy.

What has intrigued me is the number of seniors who use it. I thought I would mostly be in there alone, but instead there are usually 5-6 other ladies my age sitting there, cracking jokes about life and men and how we come to the gym to escape the heat and then we all sit around inside a sauna. It made me wonder, is this a common thing for the rest of you? If so, what benefits have you gotten from it?

Is it just about relaxation, or are you also getting health benefits?
Saunas and steam baths have absolutely no value. Do a google search and try to find any reputable source that says either will provide any health benefit. Spending 20 minutes in a sauna or steam room is 20 minutes you could spend exercising and actually getting real benefits. I've been to health clubs all over the country and something I notice is a trend for seniors and overweight people to go to a health club and actually not do any actual exercise. The ones I mostly see are men who hang out in the locker room, shower, steam or sauna. I'm 64 and getting worried that I may start behaving like this in a few years.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:43 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Saunas and steam baths have absolutely no value. Do a google search and try to find any reputable source that says either will provide any health benefit. Spending 20 minutes in a sauna or steam room is 20 minutes you could spend exercising and actually getting real benefits. I've been to health clubs all over the country and something I notice is a trend for seniors and overweight people to go to a health club and actually not do any actual exercise. The ones I mostly see are men who hang out in the locker room, shower, steam or sauna. I'm 64 and getting worried that I may start behaving like this in a few years.
The exercise they get is to and fro the gyms/saunas.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: In a daze
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We are, which is why we live in the desert. Not much heat today, though, just snow on the mountain.
Iím a fan of any type of heat! But between a steam room and a sauna, I prefer the steam.
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