Many health experts believe that inflammation is the root of all disease and that by decreasing inflammation in the body, we can prevent sickness.​ New York, NY chiropractor Dr. John Phelts recognizes that turmeric root is one of the strongest antiinflammatory foods available to us.  It contains a plant compund called curcumin, which provides us with many health beneifts.  Research studies have found turmeric root to give the following benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory:  Curcumin significantly reduces inflammation associated with injuries and disease.  Inflammation impedes the body’s ability to heal.  Many health experts believe that inflammation is the root cause of all disease.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Reduces pain 33, 34, 35, 36
  • Kills Cancer Cells:  Turmeric Root has been shown to cause apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells including breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lung cancer 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 
  • Liver Detoxifier:  Heals and Cleanses the Liver 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 
  • Decreases the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease 37, 38, 39,
  • Reduces symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease 40, 41.


Will turmeric root help you?  How much should you be taking?  Dr. Phelts realizes that although a remedy will cure most people, there in no single remedy that can cure everybody or every disease. Also, not everyone will benefit from the same dose of a food.  Some will need more than others and some less.  Dr. Phelts does not recommend any remedy without first testing to see:

  1. If turmeric root is safe for you to take
  2. If turmeric root will benefit you
  3. How much turmeric root you should be taking daily


We would love to assist you with any health conditions you might have. Our office is conveniently located in New York, NY. If you would like to see if turmeric root is right for you, give us a call today at (212) 286-2012 with any questions or to make an appointment

April 04, 2016