There are so many amazing break-throughs in medical research and it is always interesting for me to hear more about them and to read about them. We can learn a lot from other people around the world about health. I have lived all around the world myself, and it has always been interesting to me to see how Americans struggle with health issues that others don’t struggle with and vice-versa.
Health can be closely tied to culture and what kinds of foods we are used to eating and how those foods are processed, and so on. I, personally, have seen the drastic difference between how Americans eat and live compared to people in other countries. I was born in Russia, and had what you might call a “Russian upbringing.” My parents cooked a lot of traditional Russian dishes growing up, even long after we moved to the US. The eating habits that I developed are so different from my boyfriend’s habits, for example. He was born and raised in the US. One example is that he doesn’t even think twice about using butter in a lot of his cooking. That, to me, is shocking, because I was taught to never use butter when cooking but to substitute with things like vegetable oil. My parents always hammered into me how awful eating butter is for your health and that you should avoid it except on very rare special occasions.
I have been reading a lot about the health benefits of turmeric and the amazing breakthroughs in medical research that have happened involving turmeric. I was intrigued after reading how Turmeric has been used for thousands of years to treat all kinds of health conditions in other parts of the world. Studies have shown that turmeric could help when it comes to turmeric for back pain, fighting some cancers, treating digestive issues, and so much more. Turmeric is used in Indian cooking as well as in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. I am curious to read more about the potential of turmeric for all of the health wars we are facing today.