Curcumin in Complementary Health
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Curcumin in Complementary Health
Curcumin is often considered to be a cure-all, and the truth is, curcumin has proven potential for natural health when used the right way.
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Grape Seed Extract May Beat Chemo in Late-Stage Cancer

Grape Seed Extract May Beat Chemo in Late-Stage Cancer | Curcumin in Complementary Health | Scoop.it
The benefits of grape seed extract in cancer are well documented, but modern medicine won't do anything with it until the mechanism of action has been found, so that it can be isolated, purified, made poisonous and owned by a single company for...
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Of course, just about anything may beat chemo in late-stage cancer, and this study is purely in vitro, that is, it was conducted in the test tube rather than with real people. Curcumin has been tested in living human beings. And since grape seed extracts and resveratrol are being used in small scale tests of treating late-stage pancreatic cancer, conscientious seekers of pancreatic cancer treatments may be interested in this article.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Could Curcumin Cure Pancreatic Cancer?

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Promising results in the laboratory don't necessarily, or even usually, translate into promising treatments for cancer, especially the notoriously treatment-resistant cancers of the pancreas. Even so, the outlook is promising and there is little downside to adding curcumin to a supplemental treatment program.

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Savvy Natural Healer: What Are the Best Brands of Curcumin?

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Bewildered by all the brands of curcumin? Here's a concise guide to different brands at different prices for different uses.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin in Colon Cancer Treatment

Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin in Colon Cancer Treatment | Curcumin in Complementary Health | Scoop.it
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There is no application of curcumin in cancer treatment more extensively researched than curcumin for colon cancer. The amount of curcumin that makes a difference, however, is more than most users realize.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin as a Natural Treatment for Lung Cancer: What Are the Facts?

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Any responsible writer is going to be very careful about raising hopes for people who have an often untreatable condition like lung cancer. There are strong indications, however, that curcumin sometimes really helps. 

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Savvy Natural Healer: Could Taking Curcumin Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

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No, curcumin all by itself won't prevent type 2 diabetes. But curcumin and turmeric might just slow it down.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin and Bioperine in Supplements

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The ancient sages of Ayurvedic medicine always combined turmeric (the herb that supplies the antioxidant curcumin) with black pepper (the spice that supplies a less-well-known antioxidant known as piperine, which is used in most supplements in the form of biopiperine). It turns out that Ayurveda knew about the synergistic effects of curcumin and piperine long before scientists did.

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How Much Curcumin is Enough?

The right dose of curcumin depends on what else you are doing for your health.

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One of most frequently asked questions about curcumin is "How much curcumin is enough curcumin?" After all, neurologists researching curcumin for  potentially reversing Alzheimer's prescribe just 80 mg of "free" curcumin per day, while oncologists who are using curcumin to treat breast and prostate cancer recommend 8,000 mg per day. Why should the dosage vary by 10,000% depending on the application and the prescriber?

 

Herbal therapies expert John Boik has an answer. He says that in the context of other treatments, the efficacy of an herb's active ingredient is multiplied approximately 15-fold. When Alzheimer's patients are receiving good diet and other antioxidants, that 80 mg dose acts as effectively as a 1200 mg dose.

 

When curcumin is used to treat late-stage cancer, on the other hand, it's often the only prescribed, non-palliative treatment. Oncologists max out curcumin to max out its effects.

 

If you're in good health, or if you are taking prescription meds, or if you are on a comprehensive program of nutritional supplements, a little curcumin, just 500 to 1,000 mg a day, or even less, may be all your body needs--and as much as it can use.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Could Curcumin Lower Cholesterol?

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A clinical trial finds that curcumin does indeed lower cholesterol--in the people who need cholesterol control the most.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin and Soy for Protection Against Pancreatic Cancer

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Many people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer choose to fight it every way they can. Here's one more weapon in the fight.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin for Skin Cancer

Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin for Skin Cancer | Curcumin in Complementary Health | Scoop.it
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Curcumin is helpful in many kinds of cancer, but it may be curative for basal cell carcinoma. Here are more details.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin for Diabetic Neuropathy

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Could curcumin cure the condition of chronic numbness, tingling, burning, and nerve pain known as diabetic neuropathy? The final jury is still out, but one group of diabetics will almost certainly benefit.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Aloo Tama: One-Pot Vegan Meal from Nepal

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Looking for an interesting way to get more curcumin in your diet? Here's a tasty way to enjoy the flavor of turmeric from the Himalayas.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Using Curcumin in Skin Care

Savvy Natural Healer: Using Curcumin in Skin Care | Curcumin in Complementary Health | Scoop.it
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Natural health fans have heard about curcumin for fighting cancer, for fending off Alzheimer's, and for relieving congestive heart failure--but did you know curcumin is even more widely used in skin care?

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