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How to improve gut health using turmeric? with Dr. Shivani Gupta

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By Sofia Health Staff on April, 15 2024
How to improve gut health using turmeric? with Dr. Shivani Gupta

In this episode of Sofia Unfiltered, Riley talks to Dr. Shivani Gupta, Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Studies and Founder and CEO of Fusionary Formulas

The Gut-Immune Connection

Dr. Shivani Gupta, an Ayurvedic expert with over two decades of experience, embodies the fusion of Eastern and Western approaches to holistic health. She emphasizes Ayurveda's preventive nature, highlighting simple practices like hydrating before meals and starting the day with ginger lemon tea to ignite the digestive fire. Her insights underscore the profound impact of honoring gut health on immune function, mood, and vitality, offering practical strategies for vibrant living.


Ayurvedic Practices for Digestion

The importance of spices like turmeric and ginger in aiding digestion and reducing inflammation is highlighted by Dr. Gupta. She suggests simple Ayurvedic practices such as hydrating before meals and adopting a sattvic diet. She underscores the connection between gut health and symptoms like indigestion and fatigue, offering practical tips to boost vitality through Ayurvedic principles.

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Turmeric and Gut Health

Turmeric, celebrated for its vibrant hue and distinctive taste, contains a potent compound called curcumin, which has garnered attention for its potential health benefits. While traditionally used in Asian medicine, modern research has shed light on curcumin's role in combating inflammation and oxidative stress, making it a promising candidate for various health conditions, including arthritis and metabolic syndrome.

Recent studies have explored curcumin's interaction with the gut microbiota, suggesting that its effects may be more pronounced in the gastrointestinal tract, where it exhibits regulatory actions. This intriguing connection between curcumin and gut health underscores its potential as a therapeutic tool, offering new insights into how this natural remedy could positively influence human physiology and disease progression.


Practical Tips to Enhance Health with Turmeric

With a focus on turmeric's potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Dr. Gupta highlights its versatility in addressing various health issues. She emphasizes the importance of proper absorption, recommending the use of black pepper or healthy fats to enhance turmeric's bioavailability. Drawing from her extensive experience and research, Dr. Gupta underscores the significance of sourcing high-quality supplements and incorporating turmeric into one's daily routine for optimal health benefits.

The conversation also explores the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst modern dietary habits. Dr. Gupta addresses common issues like brain fog and inflammation, offering practical solutions such as eliminating gluten and adopting a balanced diet rich in whole foods. With a passion for orthopedic medicine and a commitment to evidence-based practices, Dr. Gupta advocates for a holistic approach to wellness, integrating Ayurvedic principles and scientifically-backed supplements to support overall health and vitality.


Ayurvedic Spices for Inflammation: Dr. Gupta's Recommendations

Dr. Gupta highlights simple remedies like khichdi and hinga pani tea for gut reset, stressing personalized dietary guidelines based on one's dosha. She also emphasizes the benefits of spices like turmeric and cumin in reducing inflammation and shares success stories of integrating Ayurveda into conventional medicine, showcasing its potential for natural pain management and holistic well-being.


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Check out the full episode of the Sofia Unfiltered podcast, "Turmeric Benefits for Optimal Gut Health with Dr. Shivani Gupta", available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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