For months now, the public has been encouraged by the various media, to add Curcumin and/or Turmeric to their regular supplement routine. It is the latest trend. What is Curcumin/Turmeric?
Curcumin is a highly therapeutic component in Turmeric Root. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a an herbal plant with yellow flowers: the root is used as a spice, through, by way of scientific studies, has been shown to help remove the carcinogens in your body. A typical dosage is 250 to 500 mg in capsules, taken two to three times per day. I heard on the radio, recently, that you can, now, purchase it in tincture (liquid) form. This form is supposed to have 5 times the potency that the capsule form has – thereby, it enters the blood stream and gets into the body’s system quicker than when taken as a capsule.
The medical community (the conventional doctors) are skeptical about the medicinal value of curcumin…mainly, again, because it is a natural food healing source. They don’t want to accept that anything short of synthetic pharmaceuticals are of any value in treating health issues.
So what are the benefits of curcumin in treating disease – health issues? There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the therapeutic value of curcumin. The benefit of turmeric in cancer treatment is the one that impresses the medical researchers the most. To understand this you have understand the term “CANCER”. I like the following definition of cancer being “a hyperproliferative disorder”, meaning that it is not a foreign agent like bacteria or virus, but that it is your body’s own cells that have differentiated incorrectly. These harmful cells then begin to spread and multiply to form colonies, and as they progress, hamper the natural function of the body to fight the spread of cancer on its own.
Conventional methods used to help the body to, supposedly, fight off or remove the cancer cells is chemotherapy and radiation. These methods are toxic and kill anything they touch – meaning that even large numbers of healthy cells die as well as the cancer cells. RESULT…the body weakens even further as that feeling of wellness is short-lived and the race against time begins. I’ve never experienced this, but have many friends who have, with many more joining the ranks everyday. With so many different types of cancer, conventional methods, basically, are effectively eradicating the cancer before the body becomes to weak to carry on. However, “studies about this have demonstrated that over 50% of patients die from the effects of the chemotherapy, not from the cancer itself.”
What has this to do with CURCUMIN? Curcumin is a humble little molecule, in turmeric, that research has shown “can accomplish what no conventional cancer treatment can – it kills cancer cells and halts the progression of the disease without damaging the body’s healthy cells, and without any negative side effects.” Turmeric/Curcumin can also be used to treat other imbalances in the body to include: peptic ulcers, hardening of the arteries, indigestion, liver problems, oxidative stress, and endocrine imbalance. It possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol reducing factors in addition to cancer-fighting properties. Pre-cautions should to be taken into consideration when taking any herbal or chemical product into your body. With Turmeric/Curcumin the CAUTION is: that you NOT take this herb if you have gallstones or obstruction of the bile ducts. Also it may interact with anticoagulant drugs.
When used properly, turmeric/curcumin heals the whole body rather than damaging and destroying it (as happens when chemotherapy is used for the treatment of cancer). It combats the root factors that allow cancer, as well as other imbalances in the body, to flourish. When used for cancer, curcumin/turmeric, targets and kills cancer cells and it does this without harming normal healthy cells, something chemotherapy and radiation can (target the cancer cells) and doesn’t do ( without harming the normal healthy cells).
I am happy to share this information with you and urge you to do your own research on curcumin/turmeric – if you have or are experiencing cancer issues or other imbalances in your body. Keep in mind you need to take the right forms of curcumin/turmeric. The curcumin (usually called Turmeric), found on the spice shelf in the grocery store or your kitchen has some benefits, but not what is needed to be totally beneficial. You would have to put it on everything you eat and in very large amounts for the benefit it offers to be affective.
Check out the Curcumin/Turmeric supplements at your local ‘Whole Foods’ or other health food stores. The employees in these stores are always happy to share their knowledge to help you with what you are looking for. There are many brands out there – be sure you get the one that is most beneficial to you. My research shows that what is needed is ‘Liposomal curcumin’ as it has the best absorbable value. You be your own judge. Happy shopping!
RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH – AND GOOD HEALTH TO ALL!