The Sad Truth About the Turmeric in Your Golden Latte

Now seems like a golden opportunity to talk about the positive health benefits of that turmeric in your morning latte.

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Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5346970/
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50 Comments

  1. TheWazweez on January 17, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Millennial ignorance



  2. Jere Lull on January 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    It’s pretty cool that saying it’s a real PAIN can sometimes be an accurate scientific description.



  3. Dking Strok on January 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Good stuff. Include it with other healthy foods. Don’t expect miracles.



  4. Asra Naveed on January 17, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Turmeric half teaspoon mixed with olive oil has fixed my parrot’s broken leg. His bone was broken and all I did was heat this mixture and massaged it 3 times a day on his leg. It worked wonders.



  5. Rory Keeton on January 17, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Turmeric alone dosent work that way. do your reseach!!!!!



  6. ou812 ou812 on January 17, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    This chick right here is a hater if you’re going to make a video make a video about something progressive positive you’re an idiot.



  7. Teresa Plew on January 17, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Man how much did big Pharm pay her for her little college skit? Perhaps she got extra credit and a lifetime supply of meds from merk! Now go back to your 2 for a dollar 7-11 hotdogs and bag of doritos. Lol



  8. Bonnie Brown on January 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    It’s hard to take serious from a woman with a ring in her nose!



  9. Kim Mayes on January 17, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    I use tumeric for pain due to inflammation and it is a god send for me.



  10. snailfiend on January 17, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    rats are people too, at least the ones that identify as people. this is so racist



  11. Sarah Thomas on January 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Yeah ok white people, us Indians have been eating it for thousands of years and have lower rates of diseases like Alzheimers for the reason that we eat things like this. When your population is fat and sugar-addicted we don’t need your pharma-government paid research. We don’t need your sales, we’ll be healthy on our own. Thanks.



  12. World Video's on January 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    If i make some golden paste.. how can i eat it.. what can i put it on .. cheers



  13. wendy thompson on January 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Gaining or improving health has always been a multi-faceted approach. Naturopaths/holistic health practitioners know this. There’s no magic bullet, or pill for any condition. Conventional medicine thinks there should be (and is diligently "looking" for a pill cure, which they will never find.) They like to put down anything natural because it will cut into their toxic protocol profits (drugs, drugs and more drugs.) Keep doing these drinks, juicing, etc. It will make a difference in your health.



  14. Andrew Gonzales on January 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    She said yellow turds.. lol best part of the video



  15. teena333 on January 17, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    ITS Yummy, and a nice warm drink I started having at night, sleep and wake feeling great. Soooo….. try what works for you. I LOVE IT!



  16. Shambhavi Apte on January 17, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Hahaha yellow tinted feces!! Btw Ayurveda never claimed that turmeric is a superfood. It is a very recent term. Also, how turmeric reacts or has any effect at all, depends on how it is consumed. It 100% fat soluble and thus is always used in tempering. There is a lot of science behind how we make "curry". So please, before labeling something as unhealthy or something, check your facts, especially from people who eat those foods or experience these things on a daily basis as their culture/ norm.



  17. Josh Burke on January 17, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Couldn’t concentrate on the video for the presenter moving their head around like a curious fish. Calm down.



  18. Aaron Smith on January 17, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I just use turmeric because it relaxes my muscles and helps me focus as well as clears up brain fog. Kind of like green tea. At least for me.



  19. Traci Morales on January 17, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    All I need to know about turmeric is that it’s great on clam chowder. <3



  20. Evelyn Paredes on January 17, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Mi Tumeric works versus the ones you buy at stores in powder form. I take gel capsules from Japan there they grow it and treated as organically as possible. I became a believer when my body aches from car accidents went away from neck to knees! If didn’t work I wouldn’t spent $100 per 100 capsules.



  21. Rya N on January 17, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Don’t believe everything you see on the internet ie the sci fi show



  22. Reina Macarena on January 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Lmao the fact that science decided to do a study on it
    😅😄😃🤣😂😁😀
    Guess what people. I had inflammation in my body that was badddddd turmeric is my savior. I put that schiz on everything. If you make a latte, don’t 4get to add black pepper for bioavailability. Also add cinnamon to fight insulin spikes and last but not least , top it with hella whipped cream. Ummm ummmmmm good🤗😘
    Extra tip… get an empty spice jar and fill it with turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, garlic and onion powder, parsley, cilantro, cumin, etc all the healthy herbs. Carry it with you to take to restaurants, friends, etc😉



  23. Kyle Noe on January 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Turmeric is used in Pakistani curry. It tastes weird imo.



  24. cutie cuti on January 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Kasian amat lo jelek2in kunyit. Kunyit enak tau. Bikin sehat.



  25. Film Maker on January 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    I guess if American Youtubers dont think something is worth something then its probably not! Damn! Poor turmeric!!!



  26. Bidu Bidu on January 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    This is Haldi Dhoodh(turmeric milk) originated in India/Pakistan…this idea is stolen by western thieves and turned it into a turmeric latte without giving credit where it’s due



  27. Gabrielle Pena on January 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I haven’t heard anything other than it may help with pain and soothe your stomach. But I have always used curcumin for bad headaches or stomach aches with medicine. I think it helps but it’s not a miracle.



  28. Alisha Macklin on January 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    U can’t expect one food to sort out ur lives you gotta eat well n lots of whole foods maties



  29. Prestige Prestiges on January 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    LIES LIES LIES!!



  30. Alisha Macklin on January 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Of course it works…. If you have a balanced diet too ???



  31. Travis Stultz on January 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    So… Is it an anti-inflammatory or not? I get that it doesn’t cure cancer. Is this video just to slow the sales if tumeric lattes? I loved Crash Course, but these videos are looking more and more like click bait.



  32. shanya jacobs on January 17, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Don’t trust what she says…She’s some highly paid big pharma hack trying to dispel natural cures and remedies..



  33. Skulltrooper XD on January 17, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I bet the FDA was behind those studies.



  34. Anonymous Donor on January 17, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    If you are going to lecture about it then at least pronounce it correctly! Tur-mer-ic…not that complicated. Annoying



  35. Kevin Walters on January 17, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    The ad about turmeric not being useful kind of stole Scishow’s thunder.



  36. D Mac on January 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for this. I was told that drinking turmeric tea would would cure my baldness, align my crossed eyes, and straighten me teeth. I’ll stick with eating clean.



  37. Wimpy Denton on January 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I drink 2 zitrons and 1 limmetes in the morning with good honey and 1.5 l water…
    Also in the evening I make myself an amazing fruit shake with Mango, curkuma, apple, carrot, 2 vegetables I don’t know the English name of… And strawberry.. Ah and sometimes pineapple and Kaki…

    I am sure it helpsy body a lot.. At least I wasn’t ill a long time…



  38. Leon Judge Artwork on January 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Misleading, pessimistic and annoying



  39. Kim Mayes on January 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    The reason turmeric or golden milk may not work is because it isn’t made correctly. Tumeric must be used with a warming herb, like pepper,ginger,etc….It also must have a oil added it, some people add organic butter or olive oil. Without these it is useless. If it is not made properly then it does no good.



  40. tommy hall on January 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    if your criteria for what constitutes "science" when it comes to the benefits of turmeric were applied to everything else science tests, nothing would ever be confirmed. Anyway, look up turmeric and how it kills cancer stem cells, something chemotherapy and radiation can’t even do. Cancer stem cells are the cells responsible resistance to chemo and for metastasis.



  41. dee bee on January 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Dude.. this recipe is Ayurvedic from over 3,000 years ago … don’t believe the Fake News being spread today from “science”.. that’s normally funded by big pharma to make you think anything natural can’t do anything for you so you turn to medication.. ridiculous… if it didn’t work the recipe wouldn’t STILL be around



  42. Auset Luceus on January 17, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Who were you hired by big pharma! I had a cyst on my head and after drinking 1 cup of tumeric tea my cyst was gone. I can’t stand channels that try to discourage miracles spices. Pathetic.



  43. VishnusEagleCarrier on January 17, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    she’s a puppet for "Science" iow.. big pharma pills. obvious



  44. Leon Judge Artwork on January 17, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Finishing your sentences high all the time



  45. Marcus O'Brian on January 17, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    OK who is signing her paycheck. A huge red flag went up for me when she listed diseases that are incurable. That reeks of the pharmaceutical industry to me. Arthritis for example has been cured countless times. But the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know that. They have legally bound up the word cure so that means something that happens from a inorganic molecule like drugs. So nobody can use the word that isn’t using pharmaceuticals.



  46. edgeeffect on January 17, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Turmeric is THE most powerful fart-inducer that I’ve ever encountered (seriously) … oh and the smell of those farts (oh my gosh)



  47. michael åhlfors on January 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    any updates on curcumin? i’m considering megadosing it to lower inflammation to get rid of my depression



  48. Zincy on January 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Turmeric is just a tasty spice, nothing else.



  49. mightytaiger on January 17, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Does she know she can open her mouth freely while speaking, or is she training to become a ventriloquist?



  50. IntermediateJesus on January 17, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    You need to always combine it with black pepper(apparently increases bioavailability by 200 %) which probably just means it makes a blip in you. Or just inject yourself with curcumin by a professional or something.