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  1. #1
    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs and
    stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl of
    never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate Club' at
    work!

    Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup of
    Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    turmeric? Thanks.

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:20091010225700.814$[email protected]..
    > Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs
    > and
    > stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl of
    > never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate Club'
    > at
    > work!
    >
    > Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup of
    > Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > turmeric? Thanks.


    I take it three times a day for psoriasis. It seems to help. I take it in
    capsule form. I don't like the taste of it.



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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    []
    > > Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > > turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup
    > > of Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > > turmeric? Thanks.

    >
    > I take it three times a day for psoriasis. It seems to help. I take it
    > in capsule form. I don't like the taste of it.


    Even though finely powdered and well mixed, a lot settles to the bottom of
    the cup. Going for my third cup and there's still some there!

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    Alan S Guest

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    On 11 Oct 2009 03:02:39 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs and
    >stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl of
    >never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate Club' at
    >work!
    >
    >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup of
    >Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    >turmeric? Thanks.


    Not for that purpose. I use it daily, together with black pepper as a
    general health spice.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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    Stormmmee Guest

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    not with that but even though it sounds counter intuitive, when you first
    get the heart burn if you can swallow one tlbs of vinager it will stop the
    burn in about three minutes, Lee

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    "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:20091010225700.814$[email protected]..
    > Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs
    > and
    > stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl of
    > never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate Club'
    > at
    > work!
    >
    > Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup of
    > Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > turmeric? Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Nick, KI6VAV. Support severely wounded and disabled Veterans and their
    > families: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ Thank a Veteran!
    > Support Our Troops: http://anymarine.com/ You are not forgotten.
    > Thanks ! ! ~Semper Fi~ USMC 1365061




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    Nicky Guest

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    On 11 Oct 2009 03:02:39 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup of
    >Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    >turmeric? Thanks.


    LOL - not in vodka and coffee, my imagination can't get round that
    one! But turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, especially when
    accompanied by some ground black pepper. Maybe in a bloody Mary? I
    guess it's perfectly possible that there's some chemical fraction that
    dissolves in alcohol that those of us who simply cook with it are
    missing out on...

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 150ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.2% BMI 26

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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Alan S <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 11 Oct 2009 03:02:39 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs
    > >and stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl
    > >of never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate
    > >Club' at work!
    > >
    > >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup
    > >of Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > >turmeric? Thanks.

    >
    > Not for that purpose. I use it daily, together with black pepper as a
    > general health spice.


    How much? How do you take it? Thanks.

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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    "Stormmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > not with that but even though it sounds counter intuitive, when you first
    > get the heart burn if you can swallow one Tbs of vinager it will stop
    > the burn in about three minutes, Lee


    Thanks, Lee. A friend of mine suggested that several years ago. I tried it.
    It worked. Lemon juice would probably work, too. I'll pass! ;-)

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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Nicky <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nick Cramer <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup
    > >of Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > >turmeric? Thanks.

    >
    > LOL - not in vodka and coffee, my imagination can't get round that
    > one! But turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, especially when
    > accompanied by some ground black pepper. Maybe in a bloody Mary? I
    > guess it's perfectly possible that there's some chemical fraction that
    > dissolves in alcohol that those of us who simply cook with it are
    > missing out on...


    Alan mentioned the ground black pepper, too. I'm wondering how much of
    each. The problem with Bloody Marys is I have to refill them too fast! ;-)

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    Alice Faber Guest

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    In article <20091011092107.141$[email protected]>,
    Nick Cramer <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Alan S <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > On 11 Oct 2009 03:02:39 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs
    > > >and stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl
    > > >of never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate
    > > >Club' at work!
    > > >
    > > >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    > > >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup
    > > >of Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    > > >turmeric? Thanks.

    > >
    > > Not for that purpose. I use it daily, together with black pepper as a
    > > general health spice.

    >
    > How much? How do you take it? Thanks.


    Knowing Alan, it would be in a curry!

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    This, apparently, upsets the fools."
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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Alice Faber <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nick Cramer <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Alan S <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > > []
    > > > Not for that purpose. I use it daily, together with black pepper as a
    > > > general health spice.

    > >
    > > How much? How do you take it? Thanks.

    >
    > Knowing Alan, it would be in a curry!


    I can handle that!

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    Nicky Guest

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    On 11 Oct 2009 13:38:46 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Alan mentioned the ground black pepper, too. I'm wondering how much of
    >each. The problem with Bloody Marys is I have to refill them too fast! ;-)


    It's absolutely standard in an Indian curry - anything up to a Tbs of
    turmeric, and maybe a tsp of FGBP, unless you're using the pepper for
    heat rather than spice - in which case, to taste!

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 150ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.2% BMI 26

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    Alan S Guest

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    On 11 Oct 2009 13:26:46 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Alan S <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On 11 Oct 2009 03:02:39 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Last night, I had a big plate of Thai Hoi Tord (fried mussels with eggs
    >> >and stuff on a bed of Mung bean sprouts). As usual, Jun made me a bowl
    >> >of never-twice-the-same hot dipping sauce to go with it. 'Clean Plate
    >> >Club' at work!
    >> >
    >> >Bad heartburn a couple of hours later. This morning she told me that
    >> >turmeric is good for settling the stomach. I just put 1/2 tsp in my cup
    >> >of Vodka and coffee. Acceptable flavor. Anyone have any experience with
    >> >turmeric? Thanks.

    >>
    >> Not for that purpose. I use it daily, together with black pepper as a
    >> general health spice.

    >
    >How much? How do you take it? Thanks.


    I'll try to hunt out some references. A long time back there was a
    discussion between Quentin, Annette and others, including some cites,
    which showed that turmeric had several significant health and
    mortality benefits. Two factors were significant. It seemed that the
    benefit occurred regardless of the quantity of turmeric consumed
    daily, and that the benefit was amplified enormously if piperine
    (pepper) was consumed with it. I also read a paper on my CLL list
    supporting turmeric.

    Since that time I have consumed it in several ways, always together
    with a grating of black pepper. if I have an omelette or scrambled
    eggs in the morning, which I do five days out of seven, I add a dash
    of turmeric and a grating of pepper to the egg mix. I do the same to a
    lunch stir-fry, or to any stews or casseroles I make. I also eat an
    occasional curry which always includes those among the spice mix.

    The quantity I use is too small to make more than a nuance of taste
    difference to most dishes; but I notice it's absence when I eat eggs
    away from home.

    In one form or another I eat it daily unless I am travelling overseas;
    even then I try to find dishes that would include it.

    As a separate issue I use Double Strength Mylanta, which is Aluminium
    Hydroxide, Aluminium Oxide, Magnesium Hydroxide and Smethicone when I
    have a bad (and they can be really, really bad with GERD) attack of
    heartburn. http://www.mylanta.com/

    Thankfully those don't happen as often as they used to.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (Food, Farmers and Factories)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (Noumea Revisited)

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    Alan S Guest

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    On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:04:11 +1100, Alan S
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'll try to hunt out some references.


    For some reason I find Google Groups search no longer works for me. I
    found some of that discussion here:
    http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Arch.../msg05427.html
    and here:
    http://www.medkb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/...n-fighting-fat
    You'll be surprised where old conversations in asd turn up.

    This was the paper, mentioned there, which leads me to include only
    small portions of turmeric but ALWAYS add grated black pepper:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9...?dopt=Abstract
    "Concomitant administration of piperine 20 mg produced much higher
    concentrations from 0.25 to 1 h post drug (P < 0.01 at 0.25 and 0.5 h;
    P < 0.001 at 1 h), the increase in bioavailability was 2000%."

    A quick search on Google Scholar gives this:
    http://tinyurl.com/ygeoejg

    That's enough to keep me doing what I'm doing.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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    Stormmmee Guest

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    i use it rather than a pill, and if you need to you can dilute it in warm
    water, works just not as fast, Lee

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    "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:20091011092756.685$[email protected]..
    > "Stormmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> not with that but even though it sounds counter intuitive, when you first
    >> get the heart burn if you can swallow one Tbs of vinager it will stop
    >> the burn in about three minutes, Lee

    >
    > Thanks, Lee. A friend of mine suggested that several years ago. I tried
    > it.
    > It worked. Lemon juice would probably work, too. I'll pass! ;-)
    >
    > --
    > Nick, KI6VAV. Support severely wounded and disabled Veterans and their
    > families: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ Thank a Veteran!
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    > Thanks ! ! ~Semper Fi~ USMC 1365061




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    Nick Cramer Guest

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    Nicky <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 11 Oct 2009 13:38:46 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Alan mentioned the ground black pepper, too. I'm wondering how much of
    > >each. The problem with Bloody Marys is I have to refill them too fast!
    > >;-)

    >
    > It's absolutely standard in an Indian curry - anything up to a Tbs of
    > turmeric, and maybe a tsp of FGBP, unless you're using the pepper for
    > heat rather than spice - in which case, to taste!


    Thanks, Nicky. It will be a Thai curry with coconut cream and Thai chiles.

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    Nicky Guest

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    On 12 Oct 2009 03:19:21 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >> It's absolutely standard in an Indian curry - anything up to a Tbs of
    >> turmeric, and maybe a tsp of FGBP, unless you're using the pepper for
    >> heat rather than spice - in which case, to taste!

    >
    >Thanks, Nicky. It will be a Thai curry with coconut cream and Thai chiles.


    The colour will be a bit scary except in a yellow curry - but I often
    add it when I make a Thai curry.

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 150ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.2% BMI 26

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    Alan S Guest

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    On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 07:33:15 +0100, Nicky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 12 Oct 2009 03:19:21 GMT, Nick Cramer <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>> It's absolutely standard in an Indian curry - anything up to a Tbs of
    >>> turmeric, and maybe a tsp of FGBP, unless you're using the pepper for
    >>> heat rather than spice - in which case, to taste!

    >>
    >>Thanks, Nicky. It will be a Thai curry with coconut cream and Thai chiles.

    >
    >The colour will be a bit scary except in a yellow curry - but I often
    >add it when I make a Thai curry.
    >
    >Nicky.
    >T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    >D&E, 150ug thyroxine
    >Last A1c 5.2% BMI 26


    Lunch today was my version of Amok prawns. Turmeric, pepper, chili and
    mint from the garden, ginger, garlic, cloves, garam masala, paprika
    etc . It varies a little depending on how I feel.

    Jun would probably shudder:-)

    I put all the solid bits in the mortar and pestle and then see if I
    can see the face of someone detestable in there in my mind's eye. At
    the moment TM qualifies. Then I pound the bejazus out of it.

    That happens while I'm stir-frying onion and veges (my stir-fry mix)
    in some olive oil, then I add the spice mix. In the meantime I've
    shelled, headed and de-veined the prawns; the heads and shells have
    been simmering in a little water to be the stock. When the veges are
    done I strain the stock into the wok over them, add the prawns (big
    fellers, had to cut them in half) and the coconut cream powder. I
    didn't have any lemon grass so I added a squeeze of lemon and Thai
    fish sauce. I let it simmer until the prawns are done and it has
    reduced a little.

    Bliss:-)

    And no spike.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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    Ozgirl Guest

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    Alan S wrote:
    > Lunch today was my version of Amok prawns. Turmeric, pepper, chili and
    > mint from the garden, ginger, garlic, cloves, garam masala, paprika
    > etc . It varies a little depending on how I feel.
    >
    > Jun would probably shudder:-)


    Your prawns ran amok?



  20. #20
    Alan S Guest

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    On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:32:00 +1000, "Ozgirl"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Alan S wrote:
    >> Lunch today was my version of Amok prawns. Turmeric, pepper, chili and
    >> mint from the garden, ginger, garlic, cloves, garam masala, paprika
    >> etc . It varies a little depending on how I feel.
    >>
    >> Jun would probably shudder:-)

    >
    >Your prawns ran amok?
    >

    The name intrigued me too when I first saw it in Cambodia. It's a
    light fish curry-style dish there and seemed to be the favourite local
    dish in Siem Reap. I've been experimenting with trying to make my own
    version; see the third pic down the page:
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com/2008/03/cambodia.html


    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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