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The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

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The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

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Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color — is a natural compound that has been extensively researched, and has been found to have numerous health applications. As a result, turmeric is becoming increasingly popular as a supplement. Each 100 grams of turmeric contains an estimated three to five grams of curcumin.

The ancient Chinese and Indian systems of medicine have recognized curcumin’s beneficial properties for thousands of years. Most notably, curcumin is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, and as you may know, chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in many, if not most, chronic diseases. The compound has been shown to influence more than 700 genes, which may in part explain its numerous health benefits.

To learn more about these, please review my special report on this healing spice.

Here, I will review one of curcumin’s most exciting properties, as researchers are increasingly recognizing its potential as an anti-cancer agent. At the end of this article, you’ll also find a list of my other common-sense cancer-prevention strategies.

Curcumin Effective Against Fatal Type of Brain Tumor

In an exciting discovery announced in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry in July, researchers say curcumin could be the answer to stopping a fatal brain cancer known as glioblastoma (GBMs). This study strengthens previous findings. In this study, scientists showed that it decreased brain tumors in nine of 11 study animals (81 percent), with no evidence of toxicity.

Furthermore, curcumin did not affect healthy cells, suggesting curcumin selectively targets cancer cells. They also found that it worked synergistically with two different chemotherapy drugs, enhancing the elimination of cancer cells.

The authors state:

“In summary, data presented here suggest curcumin as a potential agent for therapy of GBMs.”

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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7:42AM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

Thanks

4:23PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

5:40AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Thanks.

12:58PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thanks for the good info.

10:41AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

thank you

9:40PM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Thank you :)

12:25PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Good information.

12:55AM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

always eat combined with a little ground black pepper - this makes the health benefits more available

5:48PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Thank you

7:36PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

We add it to most meals in the last two minutes of cooking. Very yummy!

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