As part of our commitment towards a healthier and happier YOU, we launched our “Ask our Expert Panel” service. You get to ask your burning health related questions and we get our expert panel of Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists and Health Professionals to give you the best advice possible!

The following questions was asked by one of our customers and answered by renowned Nutritionist Tanya Savage.

Question: I am a 66 year old female..i have ruptured and bulging disks in my lower back,i think L4&5. Iam now taking turmeric for the inflammation along with my regular pain meds,vitamins and herbs. When i first started the turmeric,itseemed to help, o now 4 months into it and doesn’t seem to being doing anything at all. Am i wasting My time and money? Can you suggest something else to use for severe inflammation? I hope you can help me, i am in a lot of pain. Thanking you in advance for your time and help……PEACE!

Hi Linda, Turmeric is great and I don’t think that it is a waste of money. You can take 400-600mg 3 times a day. You could also add ginger (500 to 1,000 mg) twice a day with food, and Boswellin taken as product labels suggest. Stress and diet is also a factor in inflammation too. Make sure you are getting enough rest, exercise and plenty of fresh foods high in antioxidants. The Omega-3’s in Buddha’s Herbs Organic Flaxseed Oil can help soothe inflammation. If stress is a factor, Buddha’s Herbs Organic Chamomile and St. John’s Wart Teas can help ease common tensions and nervous unrest by supporting emotional health.

Good luck!

Tanya Savage.

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