- Ray Collins to the rescue in a family crisis
- How an ancient natural remedy has been improved
- The chance for a risk free trial is just a click away – here
Imagine that you are the most powerful man in the land, have the entreatments of kings and emperors and set up your own church, but none of this is your legacy.
Instead you become the poster boy for gout.
Such was the fate of King Henry the Eighth, an undoubtedly powerful and brutal man but one whose legendary excess lifestyle was to lead to excruciating pain in his joints.
This was the image which came to mind when my brother-in-law called to tell me his big toe was swollen, red and very painful.
“I’ve Googled it,” he said. “I think I have gout… don’t laugh!”
“Dr Google is the busiest GP on the planet right now,” I said, trying hard to sound concerned and stifle my giggles.
“What does the mass intellect of the internet tell you to do to fix it?” I ventured, knowing full well it would be huge amounts of anti-inflammatories, try to see a ‘real’ doctor and maybe steroids.
“That’s why I have called you… I keep seeing stuff about turmeric, that’s the stuff in curries, right?”
The fact that this information had obviously appeared in the first three search results on Google (because that would be as far as his research would have gone!) was a real surprise.
A pleasant one, but a shock none-the-less.
Let’s be honest though, gout is no laughing matter.
It is a form of arthritis, sometimes referred to as a crystal arthropathy where bits of hard rock like substances begin to form in the joints, these crystals are formed of uric acid a by-product of protein metabolism.
Needless to say this is particularly painful, and if you know a sufferer I bet they are completely fed up with everyone telling them that the condition is due to lavish living.
The received wisdom is that only those who can afford a debauched lifestyle suffer was the reason gout became known as the disease of kings (even though it appears that Henry VIII was the only monarch recorded as a sufferer!)
But could turmeric be the natural pain remedy that all sufferers need?
Let me explain why…
The curry spice that fixes joint pain
Turmeric isn’t only a great way to spice up a curry, piccalilli or coronation chicken… it also has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties, and that means it’s a very effective pain killer.
It contains an active compound called curcumin which disrupts the chemical pathways involved in the inflammatory response, specifically the production of cytokines, so significantly reduces the discomfort.
Turmeric, with a dash of black pepper, has been used by Ayuvedic healers for centuries and it was only recently that the Western world cottoned on to how good it was for us too.
You might remember the rush for ‘yellow milk’ at the coffee stores prior to the COVID crisis…
…interestingly now that there is a real benefit to drinking warm turmeric infused milk it seems to have fallen out of fashion!
But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great way to deal with pain naturally.
And for those of us who bear the scars of an active life this is great news.
Aching muscles, stiff and painful arthritic joints and swollen ligaments can all benefit from this curry spice.
Of course you don’t have to eat curries or take the supplement though.
There is an even easier and more effective way to get the benefits..find out more here.
An act of family kindness
One of the reasons why I knew that my poor suffering in-law would be confused about using turmeric was the fact that he can’t eat spices.
Even a crack of black pepper will send his poor tummy into spasms, and see him staying within sprinting distance of the toilet.
So when I explained about the reason why taking turmeric would be good for him, I knew he would be in a real dilemma.
“Is there any way I can get turmeric in a form that I don’t have to eat or drink it?” He said, “Please, any way at all?”
I let him sweat for a moment or two then told him he needn’t worry.
“I’ve got a special plaster for you” I told him, “Just like Mummy used to put on for you.”
“Don’t take the rise out of me, I’m really suffering mate.” He said in a shaky voice, fearing that I was getting revenge for all of my hospitality he had availed himself of over the years.
But, the last thing I was doing was joking – I really could offer him some special pain killing plasters.
Daily pain patches that make life better
These pain patches are packed with some of the best natural pain remedies available, they work like this:
- Glucosamine plays a vital role in building cartilage. It provides the building blocks to help repair the damaged joint cartilage. It is readily absorbed through the skin and helps the body repair damaged joint surfaces from wear and tear.
- Turmeric is at the basis of natural anti-inflammation medication in Eastern cultures and has been used by healers for thousands of years. Turmeric contains a wide variety of proven anti-inflammatory compounds, the best known of which is curcumin, but there are many others.
- Piperine, an extract of black pepper, which can improve absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%.
- Vitamins A, C and E, known to contribute to regenerative collagen formation and promote the normal function of bones (which includes boosting red blood cell numbers and developing immune system white blood cells).
With the patch on your skin, the above ingredients are slowly absorbed into your bloodstream, where they can help reduce your pain for up to 24 hours.
This means you don’t have to carry creams or tablets around, and perhaps for those of us with a sieve like memory…
…you don’t have to remember to take them.
Instead, just put one of these patches on each morning and then get on with your day – there is even a clever system where the patch shows when it is ready to be changed.
If you’d like to try it out for yourself, then click here and you can order a trial batch today.