Tumeric (Curcumin) for grains/sugar withdraw and mood enhancer?
After starting Paleo, I eliminated all grains from my diet. It was brutal to say the least.
I never knew how addicted I was to grains, and the influence it had on my mood, blood sugar and outlook. The fish oil that I was taking wasn't helping me that much. On a weekend trip to VA Beach, I ran into an herbalist at a vitamin store who recommended Tumeric to relieve some of the symptoms I was getting from sugar/grains withdraw, mostly the blues.
I have heard of Tumeric for inflammation but addiction, mood enhancer? The herbalist said, that the main ingredient in Tumeric, Curcumin, raises serotonin. Because I was looking to feel better and find something to help me get over my cravings/withdraw from grains/sugar, I did my own discovery on Tumeric and found some research that I didn't know existed on this herb.
Has anyone used Tumeric or its extract Curcumin, found it to have an uplifting effect on their mood after eliminating certain foods from their diet?