PUBLISHED: 17:30, 1 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:46, 24 May 2019
You may have heard wellness warriors talking about the health benefits of turmeric, only to be left wondering how on earth the popular household spice had garnered such a cult following.
But the truth is, they’re onto something. Because more and more people are saying that the spice, used to give curry its yellow colour, is helping with various ailments including joint pain, which affects thousands.
FutureYou, a leading nutritional supplement company based in Cambridge, has received a flurry of praise for its Turmeric+ supplements, crediting the daily supplement for alleviating common health complaints including muscle pain and joint discomfort.
Among the many claimed health benefits of turmeric, its ability to ease joint and muscle pain is one of the most substantiated.
Roz Palmer was at her wits’ end when he came across Turmeric+
It’s all thanks to the supplement’s bioavailable (in other words, they can be circulated and used by the body) ingredients, including 500mg of Curcuma Phospholipid Complex, a patented combination of curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, and soy lecithin, a protein from soya beans.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, which helps to maintain normal muscle function after high-intensity exercise, and it’s 30 x more absorbable than any standard turmeric tablets. On top of that, Turmeric+ also contains vitamin C, to help promote collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage.
The impressive formula comes as no surprise seeing as it was developed among world-class research institutions in Cambridge, known as a centre of academic and medical excellence.
Each one of FutureYou’s game-changing supplements is backed by a high profile scientific advisory board including luminaries Professor Alf Lindberg, a former member of the Nobel Committee and Secretary of the Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and Peter Kirkpatrick BSc MBCHB MSc FRCS, a leading Cambridge University vascular neurosurgeon.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, which helps maintain normal muscle function after high-intensity exercise
Turmeric+ contains 500mg of Curcuma Phospholipid Complex, a patented combination of curcumin and soy lecithin.
‘It is well known that curcumin [the active ingredient in turmeric] is poorly absorbed in the gut. Turmeric+ combines curcumin with lecithin to prevent it being destroyed in the stomach. This allows it to be absorbed and distributed around the body,’ explains Professor Lindberg of the supplement’s superior delivery system.
The results of Turmeric+ speak for themselves and, it is claimed, have turned people’s lives around.
After 18 months of suffering from back pain, Roz Palmer was at her wits’ end when she came across Turmeric+;
‘The back pain was so bad that I could hardly stand upright,’ she says. After seeing numerous doctors, she was starting to lose hope and resign herself to a life of permanent discomfort.
‘My mum had heard about turmeric and suggested that I had nothing to lose by trying it. I thought I’d give it a go, but didn’t suppose it would work,’ she admits.
But after just three weeks, Roz started to notice the benefits. ‘Now, I no longer have to hang on to desks to get from place to place at work and I’m now not waking up at night from the pain.’
Roz is now free from her back pain and able to enjoy life – and long walks – again
Roz isn’t the only one whose life has been transformed because of Turmeric+. David Mullins, 79, had always been very active – he was a keep swimmer and loves going to the gym, as well as enjoying gardening and long walks with his wife. So, when he started to experience the symptoms of wear and tear in his lower back, it really impacted his quality of life.
‘It started to limit my walking. My wife and I love walking, but I was being held back a bit,’ he says. A friend suggested he try Turmeric; ‘I’ve never been into quackery, which I thought this was, but I said I’d give it a try.’ After a few weeks, David realised he was walking further without any pain, but refused to attribute the improvement to the supplements.
‘I finished the first bottle and didn’t buy more. After a few weeks, the old pain was back,’ he says. ‘That’s when I realised that it was the Turmeric+ that had made all the difference. And I’ve never looked back since.’
having water available for your dogs when travelling is essential to keep them happy and healthy. All animals require different amounts of water depending on their size, what sort of food they eat and what animal they are of course,
For example, a cat fed purely on dry food will need to drink more than a cat fed with wet foods as dry food doesn’t provide any additional water content.
On average, your pet should drink around 60 ml per kg of body weight per day. It would be considered excessive if your pet was drinking more than 100 ml/kg/day – in this case, you should go to your vet to have a check-up, as there are various illnesses for which drinking more water than usual is one of the symptoms. Depending on the weather and their activity level they may seem to be drinking a lot more than expected but this should be expected. Especially after returning from a long walk where they have been chasing squirrels.
If your pet doesn’t seem to be drinking as much as you expect, it may be due to fussiness over their water or them just not being thirsty. You should have plenty of fresh water available at all times (replaced at least a few times a day) – but some owners find that their pet only wants to drink from the floor of the shower, or the toilet! Yes, animals can be gross, but these disgusting habits rarely seem to cause them any issues. It can be a good idea to keep the bathroom door shut though and try an alternative water source to make it more interesting for the animal to drink. Water fountains can be popular for cats and dogs that like to drink from a running water source. Cats that like drinking from the floor of the shower might be doing it for the interesting, salty taste, in which case offering your cat water with some salmon or other fish oil (unsalted) can entice them to drink more.
If you have lots of animals, you should have at least the same number of water bowls as you have pets, plus one additional. Make sure they are in places where there is not a lot of foot traffic, especially with cats. Animals like to feel secure and safe when they are drinking and eating.
If you suspect your pet may not be drinking enough or may be dehydrated, there are a couple of checks you can make. Do not rely on the temperature or wetness of the nose – this is an old wives tale! The gums should be moist and pink – dehydration will lead to them becoming dry and tacky. The skin should spring back if you pull gently on the scruff at the back of the neck. If it goes back into place slowly or stays in a tent shape, the animal is very dehydrated and will need urgent medical assistance.
having no water for your pets is a prime opportunity for them to become dehydrated. If you don’t stop regularly they can become overheated in the back of the car and quickly lost moisture. You should always carry plenty of water with you and a method for allowing them to drink. The Travel Water Bowl is a perfect accompaniment to any journey to allow your pets to stay healthy and hydrated.
To clean his ears, it is important to keep your furry friend healthy and happy. You should check them once a week or more to spot any infections or mites.
Most dogs only need their ears cleaned every so often. However, if you own a dog who loves to swim in water, or one with long, floppy ears, then you should aim to clean their ears every week.
What Do You Need?
The items you need to clean ears are simple: cotton wool, ear cleaner, and a pair of steady hands. If your vet has prescribed your dog ear drops, then you will need these too.
You should never use cotton ear buds to clean your dog’s ears. If you push these too far into your pooch’s ear, they can hurt the ear canal or damage the eardrum.
If your dog is fidgety, then you may need a second person to help you secure your dog as you clean their ears.
How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears
To clean them, make sure you have everything you need on hand. Before you start cleaning, check the exterior and interior of your pooch’s ears.
Look for any swelling, redness, rashes, discharge, and any foul smells coming for your pooch’s ears. Wax is normal and should be light brown in colour. If you see any dark coloured, red, or yellow discharge/pus, then your dog may have an ear infection. This will need treatment from a vet.
Additionally, if your dog’s ears smell pungent or foul, then this could also be a sign of infection or mites. Mites look like white pin-sized specks and are usually accompanied by black discharge. Your dog will typically scratch and shake their ears excessively with mites.
Once you have thoroughly checked your dog’s ears, you can begin the process. Grab some damp cotton wool and wipe away any wax and dirt that has built up inside your dog’s ear.
When you have wiped away the grime from your dog’s ears, you can use the ear cleaner. Most ear cleaners for dogs are designed with a dropper to make the process easier. Place the dropper inside the ear canal, but don’t push it inside too far.
Follow the instructions on the bottle/box of the ear cleaner to determine how many drops you need to administer. When you’ve administered it, massage your dog’s ear. This helps evenly distribute the liquid around your pooch’s ear.
Make sure you clean both your dog’s ears!
A lot of dogs will shake their heads after their ears have been cleaned, which is normal.
If he needs to be given ear drops, then administer them once you have cleaned the ears.
If she is long-haired, then you will need brushes to keep their coat from getting matted and tangled. Chemeyes Soft Silicone Grooming Brush is really soft, making grooming an enjoyable experience for both you and your new friend.
This is especially important for when you first bring your new pet home. Cats need somewhere safe to retreat to for when they are feeling stressed or anxious. You can buy hideaways or make one yourself. Cut a large hole into a cardboard box and turn it over to make an effective and cheap hideaway for your cat!
Your cat needs to be microchipped and vaccinated. If your new cat has not been vaccinated or microchipped, then you will need to make an appointment with a vet as soon as possible.
Microchipping is mandatory. Most adoption centres and reputable breeders will ensure they have already been vaccinated and microchipped before they come home with you.
It’s very common to see dogs taking a stroll along the street, not batting an eyelid at the traffic. You might notice an occasional glimpse when a particularly loud motorbike or lorry goes past, but nothing more. Some dogs don’t handle this quite so well though. It’s important to enforce positive associations to let your dog know that no harm is going to come from the passing vehicles. There are many options to help including the close control lead, liquid plant extracts and training.
Dogs are very sensitive to their human’s reactions, and if we show any fear of these loud noises they will pick up on this really quickly. Sometimes we can get caught off guard though and a vehicle seems to come from nowhere giving us a fright. Even so, it’s important to stay calm.
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Chemeyes Close Control Lead
There are times when you really need to keep total control of your dog. Especially when walking by roads or passing other dogs/distractions. The usual method is to wrap your dog lead around your hand to shorten it, or grab the lead close to the collar/harness. Both of these methods can result in injury though. If the lead slips through your hand it can give a nasty friction burn. Crush injuries can also result from the lead being wrapped around the hand. The close control lead works in conjunction with your existing lead and is attached directly to the collar or harness. If needed, the handle can be grabbed quickly so you have complete control over your dog without risking injury to either you or your pet.
This is a similar technique to teaching babies to swim by putting them in water and letting them figure it out. It may work sometimes but can lead to psychological damage. The same is true with your dogs. Flooding in this scenario would be exposing your dog to the busiest, loudest road and letting them come to the realisation of safety themselves. This technique would be pretty cruel, and unlikely to work.
This is the complete opposite of Flooding. Take your dog somewhere fun which is situated quite a distance from the road. Keep them occupied with a ball or toy and they will notice the cars in the distance but they won’t be close enough to cause any particular anxiety. Depending on how your dog progresses, you can gradually move closer to the road over the space of minutes/days/weeks. They will quickly learn that cars are not any risk and become much more comfortable in their presence.
What does anxiety look like?
You need to understand the signs that your dog is distressed so you can manage the problem. The most common signs are shaking, barking, excessive panting, drooling, whining or refusal to move. Being patient until they have restored their inner calm is very important.
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What is the environmentl impact of keeping pets? We are all guilty of generating a lot of waste and even our pets have a large carbon “paw print” of their own. But it is quite easy to reduce the impact the whole household has on the environment by making some simple choices when caring for our pets. Here are some ideas that might be helpful for maintaining an eco-friendly household with your furry friends!
Adopt: Finding a pet in need of a home from a rescue shelter is a more sustainable and humane option than buying one from a breeder. It’s difficult to filter out which puppies are bred in appropriate conditions and which are the result of inhumane farming methods.
Puppy farmers often travel a considerable distance from where they are breeding the animals to show them off to buyers, sometimes even renting a property to make it look like their own home, fooling the buyer into thinking that the dogs are living in a secure home. By adopting from a local rescue, you are also helping them rescue and help other animals,
Spay and neuter: There is an overabundance of pets without homes. Many animals are euthanised each year because they have not been able to be rehomed. To give an idea of the numbers, in 2018 the RSPCA only rehomed 1 in 3 animals that they had rescued and around 30% were put to sleep. Aside from the environmental impact of all of these animals, it’s really sad that so many animals are abandoned in favour of us choosing a specific breed, colour or genetic history of a puppy. When you consider the uncertainty of buying from a breeder you may not be getting what you expect anyway. But if you do choose to buy a puppy, decide whether he needs to be able to bring another 10 pups into the world where their future will be uncertain.
Food is a major contributing factor to the environmental impact of your pets. When considering the production methods, transportation and distribution of pet food it’s been estimated that the footprint from a medium-sized dog can be similar to that of a family car. Meat-based pet foods are designed to be high in protein, which needs a lot of meat (and a lot of animals, land, food, transport and so on). It’s not suggested to move to a meat-free diet and vegetarian/vegan diets are not necessarily the best way forward for animals. There appears to be little evidence to support a grain free diet, and dogs are surprisingly efficient ad digesting and getting nutrients from grains. By using these foods, you can reduce the amount of meat that is needed and reduce your pet’s carbon footprint – maybe not by a significant amount, but if everybody takes these ideas on board suddenly there is a real positive impact. You can read more about his here: http://theconversation.com/a-big-pawprint-the-environmental-impact-of-pet-food-74004
It’s hard to keep track of all the things we buy for our pets – food, treats, toys, medicine to name a few. Most of these will be swimming in unnecessary plastic packaging. Without a change by the manufacturing industry, there’s not much, as consumers, we can do about this. With the mindset that lots of small contributions can have a significant impact, Chemeyes are on the path to removing all of our plastic packagings. As it stands, we are able to offer all of our own brand capsule and tablet products in recyclable paper eco-pouches which are expected to save nearly 1mt of plastic waste each year. We’re only a small company, so imagine what the big companies could achieve with a change to how the package their products. That really would have a positive impact on our world.
Cleaning your pets
Is there really any need to buy dog-specific shampoo for your dog? There are so many natural products that you probably already have in your home that can be used to make them smell better and look a bit shinier. Each shampoo bottle is another piece of plastic and more carbon from manufacturing and transportation. Can you switch from wet wipes and paper towels to a regular towel? If you are using paper products make sure that they are composted or recycled properly.
Walking your dog.
For 8 years we used to drive our dog to the park so we could take her on a walk. It took a while, but we eventually got the idea that we could actually walk to the park. Amazing, right?! The impact of this is, aside from the emissions from the car, is a saving of £50/week on petrol, a huge reduction in the miles the car is doing, reduction in costs of car maintenance and increased fitness – and yes, the obsession with how many steps we do each day is firmly planted now!
Why Has My Adult Dog Started Toileting Inside The House?
Everyone’s been there. Your dog’s been mysteriously quiet, and when you get up to investigate their whereabouts, you spot something yellow or brown out of the corner of your eye (or worst-case scenario, you step in it beforehand!) on your pristine carpet. If your dog is no longer a puppy and has been going outside to do their business, this can be a strange and frustrating dilemma. What makes a previously housetrained dog start taking bathroom breaks inside your house?
Dogs can’t converse with us to let us know when something is wrong or when they don’t feel very well. If your dog has an upset tummy or is feeling a bit under the weather from another illness or condition, then they may not be able to make it outside to use the bathroom. It is important to book an appointment to see a vet so they can make sure your pooch doesn’t have any underlying illnesses or conditions that are causing him to toilet inside. Internal blockages, digestive problems, or even tumours could cause your dog to start “going” inside.
A dog is considered senior when they hit around seven-years-old (this could be younger for breeds with shorter lifespans). As well as being at a higher risk to an array of health issues, older dogs can also have problems with housetraining. This is generally because they are less energetic, more easily confused, and can forget things, like remembering to go outside to use the bathroom. You can help jog your senior dog’s memory on the rules of housetraining by treating them like a puppy. Take your dog outside frequently, and when they do use the bathroom outside, give lots of praise and treats.
Dogs are very sensitive to change, and these changes can cause your previously housetrained dog to start using the toilet inside. These changes could be big, like bringing in a new pet or human baby into your household. They could also be minor, such as a heated argument between a family member, or a change in your pooch’s feeding routine. It’s important to recognise any potential triggers that could have caused your dog to feel a little upset and led to using the bathroom inside the house.
You should make sure you feed your dog at around the same time each day, as this will help you know when your dog needs to use the toilet. Additionally, you should ensure your dog gets regular exercise, as walking helps stimulate your dog’s bowel movements.