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Can Turmeric Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Tumeric root and powder.
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Turmeric roots in a basket.
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What is turmeric?


Turmeric roots with turmeric powder on wooden background.
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Curcumin


Active nerve cell illustration.
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What does curcumin do?


Lab tech holding a rat.
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Turmeric and arthritis in animal studies


Man wringing hands in pain.
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Turmeric and arthritis in human studies


Herbal capsules with tumeric.
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Using turmeric for RA, part 1


Herbal supplements with tumeric.
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Using turmeric for RA, part 2


Doctor explaining something to a patient.
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Let’s talk about adverse effects


Tumeric with tea.
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How to use turmeric


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Making good choices with alternative treatment


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.