Smorgasbord Health Column – Food in the news – #Turmeric :Curcumin – Cancer, Alzheimers, Inflammation #Update

All these foods which most of us have in our kitchens are proving in some cases to be effective against many ailments maybe not curing but reducing symptoms …A post from Sally about one of them namely Turmeric something which I use very often especially in curries and powders …Golden milk made with turmeric is also very good…

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I posted on the connection to cancer treatment and turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, last year.  Research into the herb and the possible use as a natural treatment for cancer and inflammation is ongoing and here is a reminder of that post, and also a recent update on the research.

I have taken curcumin capsules in the past as a course to test for side effects before recommending to a client. It has been used as a traditional Indian medicinal treatment for centuries and is know for its anti-inflammatory and high anti-oxidant actions on the body. Both these effects help combat a number of common health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, depression and the long term health of the brain, specifically Alzheimer’s disease.

Whilst I am a firm believer in alternative therapies, you cannot make claims for natural medicines without it going through extensive research. However, as…

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