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Curcumin (Turmeric)

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, the bright yellow seasoning used to make curries in Asian cooking, and it has been used medicinally for centuries. It is one of the fastest growing supplement categories today.

There are thousands of clinical studies showing that it has the ability to fight bacteria, viruses, cancer, depression, inflammation and other serious chronic illnesses.

Curcumin supports healthy aging, improves heart health, eases arthritis pain and combats dangerous free radicals (the rogue molecules that damage your health).

Some brain conditions may also be helped by curcumin. One animal study found that it actually stimulated the growth of new nerve cells in the brain, reversing learning and memory problems.

Immunity benefits from curcumin

turmeric root and powder, great for immunity
Your immune system is incredibly smart. It has to be. Battling billions of invading bacteria and toxins is like intercepting every raindrop in a downpour—and in a nanosecond, deciding whether to kill it, change it, or let it fall. Making things harder, countless threats disguise themselves and evade detection. Curcumin, an extract of the spice […]

Curcumin and arthritis: How to stop pain with this turmeric derivative

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What Is Arthritis? Arthritis Treatments What is Curcumin? Curcumin Reduces Pain and Inflammation Curcumin Dosage for Arthritis If you have osteoarthritis, then you know pain. This debilitating condition affects nearly a quarter of adults in America (upwards of 54 million people). And more than $80 billion dollars is spent every year on treating arthritis—usually with […]

Natural anti-aging supplements

Most of us don’t really fear aging in and of itself—we fear looking and feeling old. We fear losing our faculties and our independence. We fear looking older than other people our age. And there’s a multi-billion dollar market chock-full of “anti-aging” lotions, pills, and potions that profits heartily from our collective fears. And while […]

Curcumin: Natural Cancer Therapy

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Nearly 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. About 1.5 million new cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2016 alone. Nearly 600,000 people die from cancer each year. And by 2020, national expenditures for cancer care could reach $156 billion. These numbers—from the National Cancer Institute—do not […]

Curcumin and Mental Health

What if there’s a “cure” for depression? Not another Big Pharma, medication-for-life antidepressant with wicked side effects—but a natural, safe, plant-based cure, as in “no more depression—it’s over, here’s your life back—go and enjoy.” Rocking the bedrock It is largely accepted that depression is caused by an imbalance of chemicals, particularly serotonin and norepinephrine, in […]

Curcumin and Brain Health

A recent study points to a delicious way to increase your brain function and reduce your chances of cognitive decline. Turmeric, a spice used every day in Indian curries and other cuisines, contains an incredibly active component called curcumin. We’ve seen loads of good news about its anti-inflammatory powers recently—but most importantly, about its role […]

Golden Milk

My favorite anti-inflammatory supplement, curcumin, is derived from the beautiful yellow spice turmeric. It’s difficult to get a clinically significant dose of curcumin by having the occasional curry for dinner, but adding turmeric to your daily routine in the form of this delicious golden milk won’t hurt anyone and helps soothe and relax you for […]

You Can’t Catch Alzheimer’s But You Can Prevent It

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The media threw a scare into a lot of people recently by hyping a UK study suggesting that Alzheimer’s might be contagious. Imagine the worry among the loved ones and caregivers who deal intimately with Alzheimer’s patients. Imagine the tragedy of those millions of patients losing that care on account of unfounded fear. Fortunately, here’s […]

Curcumin for Diabetes Prevention

Good news about good health isn’t hard to find these days. With thousands of research projects underway around the world, all at our fingertips, there’s always a promising new discovery to report. But this news made my fingertips do a happy dance on the keyboard. A study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that […]

New Study Shows Curcumin’s Anti-cancer Effects

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There’s a new study out that reinforces one of my greatest finds and strongest beliefs. Curcumin is the most powerful, yet underutilized, substance known to humanity. It’s amazing what curcumin is capable of. This simple compound can treat inflammation, helps protect the brain from Alzheimer’s, fights infections, and is a powerful antioxidant. And, as the […]
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