Curcumin as a treatment for cancer

The natural world continues to remind us that it holds many remedies for what ails us if we only give them a chance. The key phrase here being “give them a chance”. Today with such push to use pharmaceuticals, we forget what other options we can choose from.

We come back to this point regularly at Organic MD because it continues to be a challenge in our modern medical world. Before being placed on a potentially harmful treatment, such as chemotherapy, can I try other less toxic solutions?

We think you can.

We were interested by a recent study looking at the role of Turmeric, a spice used in India for centuries, and the healing powers contained within it. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of Turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The study looks at the effectiveness of curcumin in its ability to attack cancer cells but not damage normal cells in the body. This is important as many current cancer treatments tend to kill everything in sight in order to kill the cancer cells. This makes healing harder on the body.

Since alternative remedies often are dismissed because of lack of scientific studies, we feel encouraged when a study is actually done. Clearly the more studies like this that can be done the better.

Small steps, but essential steps.

We have a link to the study in AntiCancer Research – International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. You can download the study by clicking this link HERE:  Article on curcumin and cancer

We initially came across this study in an article from Green Med Info. The site explores some interesting topics. If you want to check out the article you can follow this link HERE.

As always our plan is to provide you with interesting information and tools for your wellness. Make sure to let us know what you think and if you have topics you want us to explore in more detail.

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As Always – To Your Health.

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