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    Health Benefits of Turmeric

    Five Life-Saving Health Benefits of Turmeric




    Turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a medicinal plant that has been used to remedy a number of diseases for over 4,000 years. Commonly used as a spice in Southeast Asia, the turmeric root is growing in popularity internationally due to recent discoveries of its healing potential. With over 9,000 papers published on the life-saving benefits of turmeric, health advocates are now recognizing the immense medicinal benefits derived from this plant.

    Here are five reasons why you should include turmeric in your diet:

    1. Inhibits the Growth of Cancer Cells

    A recent study found that pancreatic cancer (PC) cell growth was inhibited with the introduction of curcumin to cancer cells. In the study, there was observed suppressed cell growth, cell cycle arrest and induced cell apoptosis, meaning programmed PC cell death. This means that turmeric taken daily could prove to be an effective measure to prevent cancer or mitigate the growth of cancer.


    2. Very Good Source of Vitamin B6


    Turmeric is a great source for vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), as well as iron, potassium and manganese. B6 assists in the process of generating usable energy for the body out of food and helps to fight infection. Adding turmeric to your daily diet will ensure that you do not suffer a deficiency of vitamin B6, which can lead to anemia, dermatitis or a number of other maladies.


    3. Potent Anti-diabetic Properties


    An April 2015 study showed that turmeric powder exhibited potent anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. All three properties would be helpful in alleviating complications associated with diabetes, such as for anti-hyperglycemic therapy. It was also shown to impede molecular complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus.


    Curcumin extract was found to be effective in preventing type 2 diabetes in prediabetic patients. Following nine months of treatment of a prediabetic population, 16.4% of test subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but nobody in the curcumin-treated group was found to have type 2 diabetes. Those suffering from type 2 diabetes and those who are prediabetic should consider adding turmeric to meals to relieve their symptoms.


    4. Treatment for Depression


    A study published just this month suggests that curcumin may be helpful in treating depression. When given active drug treatments comprising variant doses of curcumin and combined curcumin/saffron, patients with major depressive disorder experienced an effective reduction in depressive and anxiolytic symptoms.


    Curcumin has also been found to enhance nerve growth in the sciatic nerves in mice, which may be the reason it is said to enhance nerve growth in the frontal cortex and hippocampal areas of the brain. This could be one of the mechanisms contributing to a reduction of depression among patients. Patients may experience relief from depression with the addition of turmeric in their daily intake.


    5. Improves Vascular Endothelial Function


    A study comparing the benefits of exercise to those derived from turmeric found significant improvement to vascular endothelial function, suggesting that daily curcumin ingestion may help to prevent against cardiovascular disease. The curcumin group showed a slightly greater improvement when compared with the exercise group. It would be best to combine daily endurance exercise with turmeric ingestion to obtain the maximum improvement of endothelial function in order to effectively protect against heart disease.


    If you are interested in preventing cancer and diabetes, improving cardiovascular function, relieving depression and ensuring that you are not deficient in vitamin B6, then you should certainly consider adding turmeric to your diet starting today.


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    Turmeric is also very good for both treating and preventing gastric ulcers and to get rid of Helicobacter pylori. I used very concentrated turmeric extract for this purpose, but I suppose consuming turmeric powder is also good for preventing such things. (But be aware that very concentrated turmeric extract also works as an anti-coagulant, so it's not recommended if you're going to have surgery, for example.)

    In Ayurveda turmeric is normally added to goat milk (it's better absorbed if combined with grease), but personally I combined it with coconut oil instead and it worked very fine.

    There was a time when I was adding turmeric to almost any food I was eating, as it can go well with almost anything, and it's very healthy. It's better to add it in your plate as a spice, when you eat the food, instead of adding it to the food when cooking and processing it at high temperatures.
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    Is The Cure for Diabetes A Humble Root?

    Is The Cure for Diabetes A Humble Root?




    Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cure for diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet?
    Diabetes is a very big business, representing tens of billions of dollars in pharmaceutical drug sales annually. Tragically, while the number of diabetes diagnoses continue to expand globally the drugs themselves, including recombinant (GMO produced) insulin, appear to actually increase mortality.

    Upton Sinclair nailed the problem on its head when he stated: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it”. In other words, the resistance within the conventional medical system against finding both the causes and the cures for the diabetes epidemic is institutional, and economically-motivated, which is to say fundamentally unethical.

    There is no shortage of research on natural solutions to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but with the mainstream media’s primary funding coming from Big Pharma, the storylines either completely ignore or are pitted against the natural solutions we regularly report on.

    Back in 2014, for instance, alternative media reported on a truly groundbreaking finding published in the American Diabetes Association’s very own journal, Diabetes Care, which found a turmeric extract (curcumin) was 100% effective in preventing the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes (type 2).

    Obviously, turmeric possesses a wide range of side benefits, making this finding all the more promising for those under conventional care. Clearly, if these spectacular results had been obtained through an FDA approved drug instead of a plant that grows freely, it would have made global headlines as one of the greatest achievements of modern pharmaceutical medicine history.

    Fortunately, it appears that academic interest in turmeric and diabetes is picking up.
    A recent report, focused on the work of an Indian scientist, Professor Manohar Garg, working out on the University of Newcastle’s Nutraceuticals Research Group, suggests that turmeric’s anti-diabetic properties are related to its well-known anti-inflammatory properties. Professor Garg is presently designing a clinical trial that will look at this connection in depth: “The root cause of type 2 diabetes is systemic inflammation, which impacts insulin secretion and function”, Professor Garg explains. “We want to nip the inflammation in the bud”.

    Professor Garg is leading a randomized, controlled trial that will test the effects of both turmeric and omega-3 fatty acids: “The anti-inflammatory mechanisms surrounding curcumin and omega-3 fats are different, so we want to test if they complement each other and have treatment synergies beyond their individual effects”, Professor Garg added. “Our thinking is that the combination is safe, free of any side-effects and may prove to be as effective as drugs used for management of diabetes”.

    It should be noted that while turmeric and/or omega-3 fatty acids may provide a greatly superior alternative to conventional drug therapy for blood sugar disorders like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, there is a tendency to mistakenly over-identify with the allopathic model of disease by simply reproducing the same assumptions and addressing symptoms palliatively with would-be “nutraceutical magic bullets”.
    It is only through addressing the whole person that you can arrive at a true resolution of the underlying conditions that have lead one to a conventional diagnosis.

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    I get a regular supply of high-quality turmeric sent to me from a farm in Leicester.

    Considering all of the health benefits it's remarkably cheap, costing just 7 quid a kilo (..which lasts a very long time!) and I sprinkle it onto most of my meals

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