Dr. Oz reveals insomnia’s link to diabetes; turmeric to cure depression
In the Jan. 16 episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz said insomnia could signal you have serious health issues like diabetes or depression.
Dr. Oz said the spice turmeric is a natural mood booster that has also been shown to prevent cancer, inflammation, joint pain, and enhance weight loss.
Dr. Oz said research indicates that curcumin (the raw ingredient in turmeric) treats depression better than prescription drugs. He said curcumin supplements are more effective than cooking with turmeric and suggested the following:
- Take 500mg of curcumin twice a day to combat depression.
- Make sure the curcumin supplement contains 95% curcuminoids.
- Take two tablespoons of turmeric a day to get the same effect as a curcumin supplement.