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Curcumin Beats Malignancy

curcumin beats malignancy

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  • Curcumin, a potent polyphenol found in turmeric root, exhibits more than 150 potentially therapeutic actions, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity
  • Animal studies suggest curcumin may be useful in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, neurologic conditions, obesity and psychiatric disorders, as well as chronic illnesses affecting your cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, eyes, kidneys, liver and lungs
  • Because only small amounts of curcumin are found in turmeric and it is poorly absorbed through your gastrointestinal tract, you will achieve the best results by using a curcumin extract
  • A typical anticancer dose of curcumin is up to 3 grams of high-quality bioavailable extract, taken three to four times a day
  • The British Medical Journal presents a case study on a 57-year-old woman who is the first known person to have successfully overcome the blood cancer myeloma using curcumin; she took a daily dose of 8 grams and has been cancer-free for more than five years

By Dr. Mercola

Besides giving Indian curries their rich golden color, turmeric contains a polyphenol called curcumin, which has been shown to possess many health benefits, including being a malignancy-fighting powerhouse. Curcumin's health-boosting properties are well-documented and this single compound exhibits more than 150 potentially therapeutic actions.


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