Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and yet there is no ‘known’ cure or so most think. What if you could use turmeric to cure cancer?
For those who do not know, turmeric is a yellow curry spice that is used in lots of Indian cuisines. That being said, it also has a history of being used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is commonly used to treat everything from liver disease to sprained muscles.
Curcumin is a derivative of turmeric and makes up the pigment that gives turmeric its color and it is also something that has been researched quite extensively. Curcumin is useful for just about every single kind of cancer. It promotes healthy cell function and destroys cancer cells.
Curcumin has the ability to modulate genetic activity and expression. It seems to use a number of mechanisms to convince the cancer cells to essentially kill themselves. It is believed that because of how many different ways this works against cancer that resistance to it is not as possible as it is with some chemotherapy treatments.
Among the most exciting benefits of turmeric is its potent anti-cancer activity.18,19 Curcumin actually has the most evidence-based literature20 supporting its use against cancer of any other nutrient, including vitamin D! As noted by Dr. William LaValley—one of the leading natural medicine cancer physicians whom I’ve previously interviewed on this topic—curcumin is unique in that it appears to be universally useful for just about every type of cancer. This is odd, considering the fact that cancer consists of a wide variety of different molecular pathologies. One reason for this universal anti-cancer proclivity is curcumin’s ability to affect multiple molecular targets, via multiple pathways.
Once it gets into a cell, it affects more than 100 different molecular pathways. And, as explained by Dr. LaValley, whether the curcumin molecule causes an increase in activity of a particular molecular target, or decrease/inhibition of activity, studies repeatedly show that the end result is a potent anti-cancer activity. Moreover, curcumin is non-toxic, and does not adversely affect healthy cells, suggesting it selectively targets cancer cells—all of which are clear benefits in cancer treatment. Research has even shown that it works synergistically with certain chemotherapy drugs, enhancing the elimination of cancer cells.
What do you think about all of this? I for one believe it is something that should be shared with the world!
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