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    Great article Alpha. Thanks.

    I might add, I also liberally use turmeric to help prevent blood clots, along with a number of other natural spices/supplements. My goal is to reduce the amount of the dangerous drug coumadin (aka: rat poison), which also has some serious and horrible side affects. I'm happy to say that what I'm taking/using is being reflected in my regular blood tests so I know they're working, and I've been able to reduce the coumadin. Everything we would ever need is found in nature somewhere.
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    Turmeric Among Natural Cures for Sinus Infection


    According to CDC statistics, it is estimated that 29.8 million adults suffered from sinus infection, or sinusitis in 2010. This infection of the sinuses causes individuals to experience trouble breathing, and can often be painful. Luckily, there are a number of natural cures for sinus infection, with turmeric being one of them. Turmeric is an amazing spice widely used for it’s medicinal and healing properties, and has been shown to treat an array of health conditions thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antibiotic properties. Turmeric One of Many Natural Cures for Sinus Infection

    While there is a lack of research focusing on turmeric’s ability to treat sinus infection, this doesn’t stop individuals around the world from utilizing turmeric for sinus infection relief. The active ingredient in turmeric, known as curcumin, helps to heal the sinus cavity and clear the airways. Since sinus infections are caused by nasal inflammation, and turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory properties, the spice can be an effective solution for sinus infection.

    If you’re able to find turmeric root at a local health food store, purchase it. Try mixing about 2, 2″ pieces of turmeric root with 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of honey, cayenne pepper, and water to create a turmeric smoothie. You may also add banana for extra flavor. Many individuals see complete improvement within 3 days of drinking the smoothie, even if the sinus infection lasted has been present for weeks at a time.


    In addition to being one of many natural cures for sinus infection, turmeric can have a profound positive effect on your health. Turmeric uses are vast, with the spice being able to detoxify the liver and even fight cancer. In fact, turmeric has been shown to have anticancer properties many times, showing how incredible the spice can really be.


    Here are a few other natural cures for sinus infection:



    • Use a warm compress to help open the nasal passages.


    • Mix two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it. You can also add honey to improve the taste. Both apple cider vinegar and honey are powerful health-enhancers capable of treating countless health problems, including sinus infection. This can be taken 3 times a day, or more.


    • Vitamin C is an excellent immune booster, and can help to fend off sinus infections. Try taking up to 1000 mg of vitamin C 1-3 times daily.

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    Awesome article and site P. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judee View Post
    Awesome article and site P. Thanks!
    Ditto

    Side note...I give my dog/s curcumin daily as a supplement in natural greek yogurt.

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    Tumeric Is Superior to Prozac in Treating Depression

    Posted on July 22, 2013 by Soren Dreier



    A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.


    The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, and involved patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD).


    The objective of the trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with fluoxetine (Prozac) in 60 patients diagnosed with MDD. Subjects were randomized to receive either a six week treatment with fluoxetine (20 mg) and curcumin (1000 mg) individually or their combination.


    Success of the treatment was evaluated using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17). The results were reported as follows:


    We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the combination group (77.8%) than in the fluoxetine [Prozac] (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically significant (P = 0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P = 0.77).


    This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders


    If the results of this relatively small trial are applicable to a wider population, this is truly groundbreaking news.


    There was already a rather sizable body of preclinical research indicating that curcumin is an effective antidepressant in the animal model, but this was not enough to sway most physicians who practice so-called “evidence based medicine” into actually suggesting it to patients as a Prozac or antidepressant alternative. And this is understandable, as the lack of solid human clinical evidence supporting the use of a natural substance is no small matter from a legal-regulatory perspective.


    Unless a substance has passed through the approximately 800 million dollar financial gauntlet of phase I, II, and III clinical trials required to apply for FDA drug approval, and has actually received that approval, there is scant legal protection for those who use natural medicines to prevent or treat disease and who might face a lawsuit, frivolous or genuine, as a result of a claim of injury.


    Curcumin, of course, is extremely safe, with a 2010 phase I safety study finding that oral doses as high as 8 grams a day were well tolerated.


    Fluoxetine, on the other hand, is highly controversial due to its well-known toxicity, and its laundry list of side effects, which include suicidal ideation (not a good side effect for someone already depressed!).


    Also, even though it would appear the study found that curcumin and Prozac were equivalent in effectiveness, the fact that curcumin comes “…without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders,” clearly proves its superiority over Prozac.

    There are also a wide range of additional side benefits that come with using curcumin, including its powerful neuroprotective properties. You will find no less than 109 studies on our database documenting curcumin’s ability to protect, and in some cases restore brain function.


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    Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs


    July 29, 2013


    Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a

    PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.

    Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:


      • Lipitor/Atorvastatin(cholesterol medication): A 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D found that a standardized preparation of curcuminoids from Turmeric compared favorably to the drug atorvastatin (trade name Lipitor) on endothelial dysfunction, the underlying pathology of the blood vessels that drives atherosclerosis, in association with reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients. [i] [For addition curcumin and 'high cholesterol' research – 8 abstracts]
      • Corticosteroids (steroid medications): A 1999 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, the saffron colored pigment known as curcumin, compared favorably to steroids in the management of chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease.[ii] A 2008 study published in Critical Care Medicine found that curcumin compared favorably to the corticosteroid drug dexamethasone in the animal model as an alternative therapy for protecting lung transplantation-associated injury by down-regulating inflammatory genes.[iii] An earlier 2003 study published in Cancer Letters found the same drug also compared favorably to dexamethasone in a lung ischaemia-repurfusion injury model.[iv] [for additional curcumin and inflammation research – 52 abstracts]




    • Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine (antidepressants): A 2011 study published in the journal Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica found that curcumin compared favorably to both drugs in reducing depressive behavior in an animal model.[v] [for additional curcumin and depression research – 5 abstracts]
    • Aspirin (blood thinner): A 1986 in vitro and ex vivo study published in the journalArzneimittelforschung found that curcumin has anti-platelet and prostacyclin modulating effects compared to aspirin, indicating it may have value in patients prone to vascular thrombosis and requiring anti-arthritis therapy.[vi] [for additional curcumin and anti-platelet research]
    • Anti-inflammatory Drugs: A 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that curcumin (as well as resveratrol) were effective alternatives to the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac, dexamethasone, celecoxib, and tamoxifen in exerting anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activity against tumor cells.[vii] [for additional curcumin and anti-proliferative research – 15 abstracts]
    • Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug): A 2007 study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that curcumin compares favorably with oxaliplatin as an antiproliferative agenet in colorectal cell lines.[viii] [for additional curcumin and colorectal cancer research – 52 abstracts]
    • Metformin (diabetes drug): A 2009 study published in the journal Biochemitry and Biophysical Research Community explored how curcumin might be valuable in treating diabetes, finding that it activates AMPK (which increases glucose uptake) and suppresses gluconeogenic gene expression (which suppresses glucose production in the liver) in hepatoma cells. Interestingly, they found curcumin to be 500 times to 100,000 times (in the form known as tetrahydrocurcuminoids(THC)) more potent than metformin in activating AMPK and its downstream target acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). [ix]


    Another way in which turmeric and its components reveal their remarkable therapeutic properties is in research on drug resistant- and multi-drug resistant cancers. We have two sections on our site dedicated to researching natural and integrative therapies on these topics, and while there are dozens of substances with demonstrable efficacy against these chemotherapy- and radiation-resistant cancers, curcumin tops both lists:



    We have found no less than 54 studies indicating that curcumin can induce cell death or sensitize drug-resistant cancer cell lines to conventional treatment.[x]

    We have identified 27 studies on curcumin's ability to either induce cell death or sensitize multi-drug resistant cancer cell lines to conventional treatment.[xi]

    Considering how strong a track record turmeric (curcumin) has, having been used as both food and medicine in a wide range of cultures, for thousands of years, a strong argument can be made for using curcumin as a drug alternative or adjuvant in cancer treatment.

    Or, better yet, use certified organic (non-irradiated) turmeric in lower culinary doses on a daily basis so that heroic doses won't be necessary later in life after a serious disease sets in. Nourishing yourself, rather than self-medicating with 'nutraceuticals,' should be the goal of a healthy diet. [learn more at Sayer Ji's new collaborative project EATomology]

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    From 5/16/2012 to 8/22/16!?

    Viewing Who's On Line one visitor led me here fast! Resting silently on what-ever dark page number it was it's now back to page 1.

    I take four caplets per day of turmeric curcumin with the all important bioperine and other goodies mixed inside to slow it down in my inner works.

    Who's on board now with me and millions of other Coast listeners? Many remember Coast to Coast AM's host George Noory bringing up this huge Asian good health aid in a conversation with his frequent guest Christian Wilde. Listening in four months ago Christian frankly stated with George hosting his brief health news, "Turmeric kills cancer!"

    Thanks to Judee and all contributors here I've bookmarked this IW entry from 6 years ago. I was really surprised to see only 2 pages under this spice for life!


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