So that was the whys, what about how.
Ideally I would love it if people came to me who were healthy. A healthy individual wants to stay that way, including Turmeric in your diet and daily routine could go a long way to keeping some of those diseases and afflictions away, the easiest way to do this is in your cooking, this is not always convenient and in these cases I would suggest using turmeric in capsule form, these are easy to carry with you at all times, I mean how often are we away from home at meal times.
There are many face book groups on the subject of Turmeric and some are quite defensive to the extent of bullying that their way is the best way, even to the extent of banning people who speak out against their way this is sad because invariably they are wrong and they are doing people a great miss service by suggesting our way is the only way.
I am now going to try my best to cover the best way to take turmeric for every individual.
Turmeric, natural root or powder.
Include at least one daily dose of turmeric on its own.
Turmeric on its own travels its way through your gastric tract largely undisturbed slowly being absorbed on its journey to your bowel, and here it sits working away until your body decides to remove it along with the rest of your waste material, the turmeric has done its work during its travels. But it did not get very far into your body and while your colon and gastric tract is sitting there happy its had its dose the rest of your body is saying "hey wheres mine"
Turmeric the whole body experience.
Turmeric is not easily absorbed by the stomach and needs help to get to all those other bits of the body that may require attention, for this the addition of a small amount of black pepper will greatly assist the turmeric on its way through your body, this needs to be done maybe twice a day but at a different time to the turmeric on its own.
Turmeric and oils.
Again the addition of an olive or coconut cold pressed oil can assist the bodies rate of absorption. If you are taking turmeric with food adding extra oil is not always necessary.
Mix and match.
There are no turmeric police and there is no hard line, you can mix and match to suit your particular needs, your lifestyle and what you feel will be best for you.
Ideally a dose for a human should be not less then 400mg, for animals you will need to adjust weight for weight using a human weight of 80K as an average. Although there is no upper dose and turmeric as a food is declared safe, you do not want to be taking anymore then 12g a day.
To maintain or prevent you should be looking at 3 doses spread throughout the day at the minimum of 400mg per dose.
If you are unfortunate to be trying to use turmeric to assist a particular problem you will need to increase the dose size until relief is achieved.
I am not a doctor and in all instances professional medical advice should be sought.