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How Curcumin Targets Cancer

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Turmeric, a yellow curry spice used in Indian cuisine, has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is one of the most well-studied bioactive ingredients in turmeric,1 having over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and powerful anticancer actions. Cancer has an […]

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Researchers explore how curcumin works against cancer at an atomic level

It’s no secret that turmeric offers a host of health benefits. This flavorful, vibrantly colored spice has risen to fame for its ability to fight many types of cancer, ward off inflammation, and may even be useful in the treatment of conditions like type 2 diabetes. Turmeric has definitely earned its place on the spice rack and […]

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How Curcumin Improves Memory And Mood

By April McCarthy Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers. The research, published […]

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How turmeric kills cancer and how to optimize curcumin absorption

Turmeric is a bright yellow root with a tan skin that is typically used in Middle Eastern, Northern African, and Southeast Asian cuisine. Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry spice blends, and it makes a great addition to soups, meats, salads, stir-frys, and more. It’s a very versatile herb that enhances the […]

Turmeric Bombs: DIY Turmeric Supplement

Turmeric Bombs: DIY Turmeric Supplement

Did you know there are over 7,000 studies researching the efficacy of turmeric and it’s active component curcumin? You’ve certainly heard the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric touted by practitioners, blogs, and wellness publications. I believe this highly-pigmented herb belongs in everyone’s wellness arsenal, both as long-term maintenance and acute inflammation relief. Here’s a simple way to get […]

Turmeric's 'Smart Kill' Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To Shame

Turmeric’s ‘Smart Kill’ Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To Shame

The ancient Indian spice turmeric strikes again! A new study finds turmeric extract selectively and safely killing cancer stem cells in a way that chemo and radiation can not. A groundbreaking new study published in the journal Anticancer Research reveals that one of the world’s most extensively researched and promising natural compounds for cancer treatment: […]

Research: Curcumin Is A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Killer

Research: Curcumin Is A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Killer

A study from Zheijian Provincial People’s Hospital in Zheijiang, China indicates that a compound in turmeric known as curcumin, which gives the spice its characteristic saffron-like color, is capable of inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) within triple negative breast cancer cells.[1] Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), so named because the cells do not have the […]

Five important go-to detoxifiers for every home farmacy

Five important go-to detoxifiers for every home farmacy

For the health of the nation to change, individuals must stop relying on pharmacies and must instead start creating their own farmacies at home. While pharmacies carry drugs that cover up symptoms, a personal farmacy provides beneficial herbs, spices, roots, vegetables, nuts, fruits, barks, clays, seaweeds and berries that come straight from a garden or […]

Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

The second leading cause of cancer-related death in America, colon cancer, is projected to take over 50,000 lives in 2013, just in the US. The steep death toll can be prevented, however, because the causes of colon cancer are preventable and are no coincidence. Cancer of the colon is based on risk factors acquired through […]

Safe and Effective Alternative to Motrin for Arthritis

Safe and Effective Alternative to Motrin for Arthritis

A human study has determined that turmeric extracts are as efficacious and safe as (if not safer than) ibuprofen for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. More than 100 patients with primary knee osteoarthritis received either ibuprofen or turmeric extracts each day for 6 weeks. At the end of the period, improvement in pain on level […]