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How to use turmeric as a potent cancer fighting food

4/27/2015 - Turmeric is a spice that comes from the Curcuma plant. If you want to purchase fresh turmeric, you may be able to find it at a farmer's market. If not, look for it online. The rhizome (commonly called a root) looks a lot like ginger root with its brown peel, but it is bright orange to yellow inside....

Grow your own turmeric! Health Ranger to teach home turmeric production with modified Food Rising grow box

3/25/2015 - One of my goals this year is to teach you how to grow your own turmeric using the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow Box system. It's easier than you think, and I have a special adapter part being designed right now that will convert the grow box into something called a "wicking bed" which allows you to...

How turmeric kills cancer and how to optimize curcumin absorption

2/10/2015 - 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...

Foods, herbs, and supplements that kill cancer - safer and more effective than drugs

1/13/2015 - A diet consisting of a variety of raw fresh vegetables is the best prevention and also a potential cure for cancer, depending on how far the cancer has progressed and how easily the body can digest and properly assimilate nutrition. Berries, grapes, broccoli, leafy greens, sprouts, avocados, red and...

Herbs to fight against colds, flus and chronic disease development

12/4/2014 - Many herbal compounds act to reduce inflammation and enhance our body's immune system. Two of the most well-researched anti-inflammatory, immune-strengthening herbs are turmeric and green tea. These are great components to add to your daily regimen to strengthen your immune system and protect against...

A pinch of turmeric a day keeps the memory loss away

11/18/2014 12:22:13 PM - Eating a single gram of turmeric each day could cause short-term memory improvements in people predisposed to memory loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and several Taiwanese research institutes, and published in the Asia Pacific Journal...

Improving heart health, fighting cancer and four more reasons why you should use turmeric

10/22/2014 12:07:50 PM - Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts. Belonging to the ginger family, the ancient spice responsible for giving curry its yellow color is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Experts suggest that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications...

Turmeric naturally increases brain cell growth

9/26/2014 12:31:33 PM - The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests that the popular ancient Indian spice, turmeric, could help repair the brain following an injury and could also be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases. In order to examine the effects of turmeric on brain...

Study finds curcumin, the main polyphenol in turmeric, as effective as Prozac in treating depression

8/6/2014 - A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research shows that curcumin, the main polyphenol in turmeric, is as at least as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating depression. (1) Not only can it help ease symptoms of depression, but it does so safely, without the potential to cause suicidal thoughts,...

Boost energy with these top 3 superfoods

7/10/2014 - While many superfoods exist, and all are beneficial for health along with a diet that includes fresh, whole foods, there are three that are ideal for their ability to boost energy. According to experts, spirulina, maca, and turmeric are the top three foods that can help give the body a much-needed energy...

New organic turmeric liquid extract launched by Natural News Store: Laboratory validated as cleanest turmeric in the marketplace

7/8/2014 - The Natural News Store has just launched an amazing new certified organic turmeric liquid extract that's laboratory validated to be the cleanest turmeric we've ever found in the industry. This turmeric is validated clean in both heavy metals and microbiology tests. This new source is a genuine breakthrough...

Turmeric as effective for treating disease as 14 different conventional drugs, study finds

6/12/2014 12:24:46 PM - It's no secret that turmeric has amazing healing properties; in fact, it's one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Dating back thousands of years, humans have used turmeric as both a food and a medicine, even using it to cure life-threatening diseases. Researchers at GreenMedInfo,...

3 unexpected foods that can help you beat the blues

5/4/2014 - Who hasn't, at one point or another, battled with depression? That unmistakable energy-zapping, soul-crushing and utterly unpleasant state. In these uncertain times of economic failure, joblessness and threats to home and food security, it's no wonder rates of depression are on the rise. But before...

Turmeric shown to protect brain against fluoride poisoning

4/9/2014 8:23:18 PM - The neurodegenerative effects of fluoride are well documented in the scientific literature, and yet this toxic byproduct of industrial manufacturing continues to get dumped into the water supplies of almost every major city in the U.S. without consent. And while it may take a little more time before...

Curcumin's healing powers revealed - How this herb protects you from diabetes

12/5/2013 - Curcumin keeps coming on strong as an actual disease preventative and curative for many ailments. Sometimes it works well by itself and sometimes as an adjunct with other herbs or vitamins. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the Indian spice turmeric, which is essential to curry sauces. Curry sauces...

The powerful health benefits of curcumin

11/26/2013 - The orange Asian herb turmeric has been traditionally used for centuries by Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Curcumin is the most powerful active anti-inflammatory compound within turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to be a powerful suppressor of chronic inflammation-mediated disease processes. Many...

Antioxidant turmeric and laurel leaf extracts reduce hardening of arteries, says science

11/11/2013 9:54:59 AM - A simple way to help naturally lower inflammation and protect your body against atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, is to supplement with turmeric and laurel leaf extract. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that these two popular culinary herbs possess...

Turmeric is an effective medicinal herb with many applications in dentistry

11/11/2013 9:54:34 AM - Did you know that India produces almost all of the world's turmeric and consumes 80% of it? That's according to the introduction to the abstract of a study conducted in India on turmeric's impact on dentistry. [1] More and more reports are coming out on the complications of root canals and wisdom...

Turmeric and curcumin prevent formation of new blood vessels induced by arsenic, cancer

11/11/2013 9:52:30 AM - Numerous studies have confirmed that turmeric root has powerful anticancer properties, including the ability to inhibit blood vessel formation in tumors. Most of turmeric's health benefits are attributed to the trio of yellow-orange chemicals known as the curcuminoids, or sometimes simply as curcumin...

Turmeric improves skin health, protects from UVB radiation damage and aging, concludes Japanese study

11/11/2013 9:51:46 AM - The Holy Powder of India, turmeric, is spreading its healing influence around the world, blessing the open mind with its plethora of health benefits. (It is a great brain-boosting, mood-enhancing antidepressant). Used extensively in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine, turmeric cures hepatic disorders...

Turmeric and myrhh protect against lead toxicity

11/11/2013 9:50:55 AM - Lead is a ubiquitous industrial chemical and a potent neurotoxin. As such, lead toxicity remains a major public health concern worldwide. Fortunately, research suggests that turmeric root and myrrh can significantly mitigate lead's toxic effects on the body. In a study conducted by researchers from...

Turmeric starves tumours, increases the efficacy of chemo

10/23/2013 - Turmeric has an extensive fan base among those who enjoy traditional Indian food, but also a growing number among cancer patients. The spice has been used for hundreds of years in south Asia for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Because of these qualities, they...

Understanding the phytochemical power of turmeric

10/4/2013 - Sometimes called Indian saffron, turmeric is an ancient ayurvedic medicine that has been used for centuries throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a long history of use both medicinally and in cuisine. A perennial plant native to South Asia,...

Protect yourself against cancer with these six powerful 'anti-carcinogens'

9/10/2013 - Industrial chemicals, synthetic food additives, and ionizing radiation are just a few examples of the many noxious substances in the modern world that are linked to causing cancer. But did you know that you can actually help protect yourself against this deadly disease by regularly consuming anti-carcinogenic...

New science proves turmeric does what chemotherapy can't: Kill multiple myeloma cells

8/24/2013 1:22:10 PM - A breakthrough discovery has been made in the treatment of multiple myeloma, an aggressive type of cancer that forms in the plasma cells of bone marrow. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond recently found that, when combined with molecules from the anti-nausea drug thalidomide,...

Turmeric may be more effective than common anti-depressant drugs at treating depression

8/14/2013 - A study published recently in Phytotherapy Research indicates that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has potential anti-depressant effects. This isn't the first study to suggest that turmeric may play a role in elevating our moods, but it is the first randomized controlled clinical trial...

Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body

8/13/2013 - The benefits of turmeric, due to its active ingredient curcumin, have been demonstrated by modern Western medical research and centuries of empirical evidence from India and China. The problem with turmeric's curcumin is that it has a hard time getting past the stomach and into the small intestines...

Turmeric is a powerful anti-cancer agent and your liver's best friend: Research

8/2/2013 9:26:07 PM - A simple, yet highly effective way to thwart cancer and protect your liver against disease can be found in a common spice that has been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years. Turmeric, and more specifically, curcumin, its primary active ingredient, continues to shine as an awe-inspiring, anti-cancer...

Treat your high chloresterol and clogged arteries naturally with curcumin: Research

7/22/2013 - The humble spice that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow color may hold the key to helping people lower their cholesterol and fight heart disease naturally, research suggests. The spice in question, turmeric, has a long history of use as a traditional medicine across Asia. In recent years,...

Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts

6/28/2013 - Turmeric has enjoyed a great reputation within India for many generations now. Best known as one of the ingredients used in curry dishes, it's also responsible for ballpark mustard's yellow color. It's been utilized for quite some time in Indian and Chinese societies for the anti-inflammatory results...

Two more reasons to take turmeric: It protects your heart, fights autoimmune disease

6/26/2013 - You may already have heard that turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food, but did you know that it can also help protect your heart and fight autoimmune diseases? In a study published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin in 2011, researchers from Niigata University...

Turmeric produces mind-blowing recovery from dementia symptoms, multiple case studies show

6/19/2013 - If you or a loved one suffers from Alzheimer's Disease or some other form of dementia, there is hope and healing to be found in turmeric. Based on the recent findings of three independent case studies, turmeric, whose primary active ingredient is curcumin, has the power not only to heal both the behavior...

Turmeric protects against alcohol-induced brain damage

6/12/2013 - It's very likely there is no other more single internationally researched herb than turmeric's curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the food spice turmeric, which has been commonly used mostly in curries throughout Asia for centuries. A recent study in India seems to have given a remedy...

Seven ways to get more super-healing turmeric in your diet

5/27/2013 12:57:44 PM - You probably know by now that turmeric has been acknowledged as a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer substance. Turmeric is a rhizome with edible roots that grow underground horizontally. It's actually related to ginger and somewhat resembles it outwardly. Turmeric's active ingredient,...

Turmeric - A fierce superfood spice that melts away body fat and defeats insulin resistance

5/23/2013 - Besides garnering attention as a a veritable fountain of youth, cancer tamer and fibromyalgia remedy, turmeric has proven itself to be a formidable weight loss superfood as well. Easing inflammation is just one benefit of this golden beauty. It also mitigates insulin resistance and balances blood glucose...

Sacred herb turmeric may make at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs utterly obsolete

5/15/2013 12:20:00 AM - You may have already heard about the many amazing healing properties of the spice turmeric, which is also sometimes referred to as curcumin. But did you know that literally thousands of published, peer-reviewed studies conducted and compiled over the years lend credence to the notion that turmeric works...

Turmeric compounds improve heart health as much as exercise

5/14/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal systems...

More research verifies powerful anti-cancer properties of turmeric

5/3/2013 - A growing body of research continues to pile up, showing that turmeric and its naturally occurring compounds have potent anti-cancer properties. Turmeric root is one of the most important spices and traditional medicines across vast sections of Asia, and has been for hundreds of years. Scientists...

Why turmeric is the fountain of youth and the key to vibrant health

4/29/2013 - To the many traditional cultures around the world that have long utilized the spice in cooking and medicine, turmeric's amazing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer benefits are no secret. But modern, Western cultures are only just now beginning to learn of the incredible healing powers of...

Turmeric equals exercise in its ability to prevent aging

3/31/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to protect the heart from aging as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal...

Study finds that turmeric prevents diabetes

3/24/2013 - Turmeric has a long history of use in a variety of traditional Asian medical systems for treating a wide variety of ailments. Now, Western scientists are increasingly finding that this culinary root and its active ingredients may be potent weapons in the fight against diabetes. Indeed, it has been shown...

Turmeric can help regenerate the liver, groundbreaking new research

10/10/2012 - Incredible, groundbreaking new research just published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric - curcumin - is able to repair and even regenerate the liver tissues in diabetic rats. Researchers at the Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok...

Exclusive immune boosting liquid Turmeric extract now available at the Natural News Store

10/4/2012 - I'm truly ecstatic to bring you this announcement today, as it's a milestone in the history of Natural News. Turmeric, one of the most celebrated health-supporting herbs in the history of human civilization, is now available as a high-potency non-alcohol liquid extract exclusively at the Natural News...

Discover the amazing ability of curcumin (turmeric) to fight chronic disease

6/13/2012 - For thousands of years, ancient cultures throughout Asia have been using turmeric, also known as curcumin, to spice up food -- and today, curcumin is used throughout the world. But this relative of ginger is hardly just a flavor enhancer, as studies continue to show that curcumin contains powerful anti-inflammatory,...

Protect your heart with Turmeric

4/19/2012 - Turmeric and its major active ingredient curcumin are among the top most clinically studied spices and herbs today. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists 24 studies. Western science is investigating via double blind placebo human test, animal testing (in vivo) and test tube petri dish culture...

Turmeric spice could have cured pancreatic cancer that killed Steve Jobs, suggests oncologist

10/27/2011 - Though it has the highest mortality rate of all forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is largely preventable and treatable through simple dietary and lifestyle changes, says Dr. Robert Wascher, MD, a surgical oncologist from California. In a recent interview with Newsmax Health Wascher explained how the...

Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

8/31/2011 - Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of Nutrition provide strong evidence that these potent spices provide...

Discover the super-food power of turmeric

2/23/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered `super-foods.` Turmeric is an herb native to Southeast Asia that is a true super-food shown to have remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are just now being discovered. Cellular...

Discover the secret of beauty on a budget with turmeric

11/18/2010 - Instead of paying high prices for chemical-laden cosmetics and creams, consider turmeric. This humble, economical, and easily accessible herb has been time tested throughout Asia for promoting natural beauty. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is native to Southeast Asia. This golden-orange rhizome is dried...

Popular Asian spice can cure Alzheimer's disease

9/17/2010 - Nature is full of various herbs and spices that protect against disease and even treat and cure it. And according to Chris Kilham, an ethnobotanist and Fox News' "Medicine Hunter", turmeric root -- also known in its extract form as curcumin -- is one such powerful spice that appears to both prevent...

Turmeric and Neti Pots Help Sinus Infections and Chronic Sinusitis

8/30/2010 - Using turmeric or salt inhalation with a neti pot and using simple steam inhalation can treat sinus infections. Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an infection or inflammation of the lining of the sinus cavities in the nose. This condition affects more than 40 million Americans annually....

New Research Continues to Support Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

8/20/2010 - Turmeric has been used for over two thousand years in India as a food and medicine - called Holy Powder. Ayurvedic medicine has used turmeric to treat many conditions, including wound healing and infections. Chinese medicine uses turmeric as an anti-depressant. The active ingredient in turmeric is called...

Turmeric is the Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Super Spice

4/12/2010 - Curcumin's anti-inflammatory properties have been known in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines for thousands of years. It is the active ingredient of turmeric, which is a component of the curry preparations used daily in Indian and other South Asian cuisines. Since those cuisines have infiltrated the west,...

Turmeric Treats Candida Infection and Colorectal Cancers

1/28/2010 - Candida infection is caused by a yeast overgrowth in the intestines. It can cause gas, bloating, indigestion and even chronic disease. Known by its Latin name, curcumin, turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many other fungal infections. According to the Journal of Antimicrobial...

Scientists find turmeric and black pepper spices may prevent breast cancer

12/30/2009 - Seasoning food with turmeric and black pepper can do more than just spice up a meal. Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the compounds curcumin, which is derived from turmeric, and piperine, derived from black pepper, could play an important role...

Turmeric Fights Body Fat

8/14/2009 - A diet high in turmeric may help reduce weight gain by suppressing the growth of new fat tissue, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and published in the Journal of Nutrition. The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a grant from the Higher Education...

Turmeric Shown to be Natural Remedy Against Alzheimer's

7/15/2009 - Anyone who has had to care for an elderly friend or relative that suffers from Alzheimer`s will know how debilitating and upsetting the disease can be. Alzheimer`s attacks the brain cells and disrupts the messages that travel between them. This results in impaired memory as well as strange and unsettling...

Turmeric Reduces Weight Gain, Suppresses Fat

5/26/2009 - In addition to being the seasoning that provides flavor to Indian curries, the yellow-gold spice known as turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been an important part of traditional Asian medicine. Throughout countless centuries, herbalists have prescribed it to treat gastrointestinal problems, lack...

Turmeric Improves Cell Health, Boosts Immune System, Protects Against Cancer and More

3/22/2009 - Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in many curries. In India, it has been used for centuries to help treat various health conditions while, at the same time, it is also widely used in Chinese Medicine. In a recent study conducted at Michigan University, it was found that curcumin, the bright yellow...

Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

10/30/2008 - The common cooking spice turmeric may help prevent against Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing the dangerous inflammation associated with obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the journal Endocrinology...

The Fabulous Five: Compounds Found Most Effective Against Cancer

10/21/2008 - Research is rapidly identifying the compounds from plants that are most effective against cancer. Among those that are proving to be the front line of defense against an initial diagnosis of cancer and to prevent recurrence are DIM, curcumin, EGCG, genistein, and I3C. Each has its own unique actions,...

Turmeric Shows Promise in Combating Diabetes and Obesity

9/17/2008 - Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain, but can it prevent diabetes? Since inflammation plays a big role in many diseases and is believed to be involved in the onset of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes, Drew...

Turmeric Found to Be Beneficial for Lung, Liver and Colon Health

5/22/2008 - Turmeric, containing the active ingredient curcumin, is one of nature's most powerful healers. The medicinal properties of this spice have slowly revealed themselves over the centuries. Turmeric is documented as effective in conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. New research is now...

Kitchen Medicine and Potent Anti-Inflammatory: Turmeric

10/29/2007 - Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a semi-tropical rhizhome which has been popular in East Asian curried dishes and other forms of cuisine for many centuries.  The plants look like small ginger roots.  Most folks will buy Turmeric in powdered form, but if you get the fresh roots, peel away the outer skin and...

Turmeric extract shows strong anti-inflammatory effect in new study

10/31/2006 - Turmeric -- a spice most often found in curry dishes -- may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a study by University of Arizona researchers. In a previous study, the researchers found that joint inflammation in rats was reduced by turmeric, and the latest study, published...

Interview: Dr. Christine Horner discusses choices women can make to prevent breast cancer

8/28/2006 - Mike:Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, with Christine Horner, M.D. She is a breast cancer expert, book author and nutritional supplement formulator. Thanks for joining us today. You have a book called "Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program...

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