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    Turmeric, Curcumin - Natural & Home Remedies

    Turmeric, Curcumin Naturally Block Cancer Growth
    Anthony Gucciardi
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    January 29, 2012

    liquidturmericsupplementation 210x131 Turmeric, Curcumin Naturally Block Cancer GrowthTurmeric and curcumin have been highlighted as powerful anti-cancer substances in the past, but research has now shed even more light on the amazing ability of both turmeric and curcumin to actually block cancer growth. This is due to the unique ability of a main component in turmeric that is actually able to block an enzyme that promotes the spread of head and neck cancer.

    Researchers at UCLA found that curcumin — the primary component in turmeric also responsible for its color — exhibited these cancer-blocking properties during a study involving 21 participants suffering from head and neck cancers. The subjects were given two chewable curcumin tablets containing 1,000 milligrams of the substance each. After administering the chewable curcumin tablets, an independent lab in Maryland was in charge of evaluating the results.

    What the lab found was that the enzymes in the patients’ mouths responsible for promoting cancer spread and growth were inhibited by the curcumin supplementation. As a result, the curcumin intake halted the spread of the malignant cells. Curcumin has previously been found to reduce tumors by 81% in similarly shocking research, which also gives credence to the natural anti-cancer benefits of turmeric and curcumin intake.

    While the benefits of turmeric have not been widely publicized in the United States, turmeric is known for its widespread use in many South Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Utilized as a spice in traditional dishes, many cultures have already fully recognized the powerful health-promoting aspects of turmeric. Perhaps the best part about turmeric is the fact that it is very cheap compared to highly ineffective cancer drugs that have actually been shown to worsen tumors conditions and kill patients. As more health professionals begin to realize the attributes of turmeric and curcumin, it is very possible that it could become as popular and widespread — if not more so– than super-nutrient vitamin D.

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    Not only do I cook with these ingredients often (we love indian food) I also take turmeric capsules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Project View Post
    Not only do I cook with these ingredients often (we love indian food) I also take turmeric capsules.
    You should see my spice cupboard Project! I cook with all the Indian spices all the time. Turmeric is my staple spice. I buy it fresh when I can, but I also keep about five lbs. of powdered turmeric on hand at all times. Everything I cook turns 'yellow'!
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    I have become quite the curry aficionado - recommend this http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian.../dp/0688037216
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judee View Post
    You should see my spice cupboard Project! I cook with all the Indian spices all the time. Turmeric is my staple spice. I buy it fresh when I can, but I also keep about five lbs. of powdered turmeric on hand at all times. Everything I cook turns 'yellow'!
    How and where do you get fresh turmeric Judee? Also, how do you keep 5 lbs fresh?

    I'd love for you to share some of your recipes

    What other Indian spices do you use? I have a huge spice cupboard as well, however am always looking to learn and expand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project View Post
    Not only do I cook with these ingredients often (we love indian food) I also take turmeric capsules.
    I take curcumin/turmeric capsules as well P and have for a few years now. I am even giving them to my dog for her lipoma recently and have noticed that it is shrinking...slowly, but it is shrinking.

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    I have become quite the curry aficionado - recommend this http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian.../dp/0688037216
    Thanks for the recommendation. I am going to pick 2 of these up...one for me and one for my son...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    How and where do you get fresh turmeric Judee? Also, how do you keep 5 lbs fresh?

    I'd love for you to share some of your recipes

    What other Indian spices do you use? I have a huge spice cupboard as well, however am always looking to learn and expand.
    I can get fresh turmeric from the health food co-op here. I'm sure you can get it there somewhere Alpha. The 5 lbs. is powdered turmeric, and I keep it in a sealed container in a dark, cool cupboard. It's much cheaper buying it in bulk like that, and I get that from another co-op that delivers to a place a few minutes from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judee View Post
    I can get fresh turmeric from the health food co-op here. I'm sure you can get it there somewhere Alpha. The 5 lbs. is powdered turmeric, and I keep it in a sealed container in a dark, cool cupboard. It's much cheaper buying it in bulk like that, and I get that from another co-op that delivers to a place a few minutes from me.
    Thanks Judee.

    I have an Asian market right around the corner from the that sells all kinds of produce....stuff I have never seen and heard of before. The sell fresh turmeric root among many other things.....only place for example that I can find fresh culantro.

    What do you do with your fresh turmeric? How does the taste differ from the dry?

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    PS: this is the "sister" book http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian...d_bxgy_b_img_b and it is great as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Thanks Judee.

    I have an Asian market right around the corner from the that sells all kinds of produce....stuff I have never seen and heard of before. The sell fresh turmeric root among many other things.....only place for example that I can find fresh culantro.

    What do you do with your fresh turmeric? How does the taste differ from the dry?
    To me, turmeric doesn't have a 'big' taste, but rather a milder one as opposed to some of the other 'wow' spices. That said, quite honestly, I can't really tell the difference. I would assume that the fresh stuff might have a little more nutrients simply by virtue of it being fresh, but I wouldn't swear to that. Anyway, the powdered stuff is much more economical and easy to store, so I mainly use the powdered. Besides, peeling fresh turmeric is a pain, but worth it I guess. I use it in everything that I can, including scrambled eggs, (makes them so pretty visually). And yes, a good Asian market will have fresh, as well as powdered. I go through a company called Azure to get my powdered, because it's a co-op, and so it's really much cheaper. I believe that spices and herbs are nature's medicine chest, only unlike pharmaceuticals, they don't kill you. It's about prevention and staying healthy. I've honestly lived through things that many people wouldn't have, and I can definitely say it's because of my life-long practice of taking good vitamins and minerals, and my love of cooking with herbs and spices. We're all going to die one day of course. I just don't want it to be while caught up in the medical cartel's merry-go-round of drugs and more drugs, until death blessedly finally comes. I want to be clear minded when I cross over!
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    Turmeric has very little taste, it is mostly for color. Similar to paprika, although paprika does have more taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Project View Post
    Turmeric has very little taste, it is mostly for color. Similar to paprika, although paprika does have more taste.
    Color and health benefits...
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    Turmeric, Curcumin Ranks as Natural Arthritis Treatment


    Whether you’re young or old, arthritis is a condition that could strike at any moment. Although more common in the elderly, this condition can still be of potential concern if preventative measures are not taken. Not surprisingly, arthritis, like most other health conditions, can be prevented or even treated with the implementation of the right foods. Among these arthritis-fighting foods is turmeric, a powerful spice used widely in India both for it’s taste-enhancing aspects and its ability to heal. This connection between turmeric and arthritis exists thanks to one active compound in turmeric known as curcumin; this compound possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties, allowing it to be used as an effective natural arthritis treatment.

    Turmeric and Arthritis | Curcumin Used for Natural Arthritis Treatment

    In a recent study, published in the March 2012 edition of Phytotherapy Research, the effectiveness and safety aspects of curcumin were researched on individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The human clinical trial and single-blinded pilot study was conducted to determine whether curcumin, both separately and when combined with an arthritis drug known as Voltaren, can help individuals with arthritis.



    For the research, 45 individuals were put into 3 different groups: one group taking 500mg of curcumin twice daily, another taking 500mg of curcumin twice daily along with an arthritis drug, and the last only taking the arthritis drug. After 8 weeks, it was found that the curcumin group experienced the greatest improvement.

    “The findings of this study are significant, as these demonstrate that curcumin was not only safe and effective, but was surprisingly more effective in alleviating pain compared with diclofenac…Our observations that curcumin alone was able to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in this study are quite encouraging, and these results provide an ideal springboard for investigating the potential of curcumin in other chronic diseases arising in the setting of dysregulated chronic inflammation,” wrote the study authors Binu Chandran and Ajay Goel.
    In another study published in November 2006 in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, turmeric extract prevented the production of enzymes that ignite the onset of inflammation. . Similarly, a study in the August 2009 issue of Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed how curcumin extract could be used as a natural arthritis treatment for those suffering arthritis in the knee. Individuals who took curcumin extract felt substantially less pain – even outranking over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. The study concludes “These translational studies demonstrate in vivo efficacy and identify a mechanism of action for a well-characterized turmeric extract that supports further clinical evaluation of turmeric dietary supplements in the treatment of RA”.


    Curcumin’s ability to inhibit several enzymes involved in the onset of inflammation, including cyclooxygenase-2, or COX-2, makes turmeric rank among any natural arthritis treatment. Since curcumin can suppress the enzyme COX-2, the production of prostaglandins – compounds that trigger inflammation and cause swelling and pain - is reduced.
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