In this article  a physician talks about personally using tumeric, a spice often used in Ayurvedic cooking, to relieve pain, and reduce swelling in joints.  In the last few years, we’ve seen quite a bit of research coming out about the power of spices to reduce cancer growth and lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation in Alzheimer’s ….and these are just a few of the positive health outcomes that are emerging as we learn more…or that we are opening up to that yogis and healers have known for many years.

This emerging trend, where physicians begin to use alternative approaches personally, then finally, begin to recommend these treatments is complex, and has ethical, economic and pragmatic aspects…