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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.

Curcumin, HPV, and Oral Cancer

A few months ago, a young lady came to me near tears. In her early 20s, Wendy came to get a second opinion. Her previous doctor wanted to cut out her tongue. She was hoping I could save it. You see, she had tongue cancer. It hit her very young—but for a good reason. She […]

What are the Side Effects of Curcumin?

According to WebMd, “Turmeric is likely safe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin appropriately for up to 8 months.” The site offers warnings for possible upset stomach, however, curcumin is sometimes used to treat an upset stomach. Also, because curcumin has some blood thinning effects, it could be a concern for people with bleeding […]

What is Meriva®?

Meriva® is a patented, standardized form of Curcumin that is 29 times more bioavailable than ordinary curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, a bright yellow seasoning used both as a dye and to make curries in Asian cooking. But it has been used for centuries as a powerful, natural medicine, and it is […]

Curcumin Builds Bones

My patients ask me all the time, if I had to choose one supplement—only one—to take every day, what would it be? The tremendous benefits of a multivitamin and omega-3 essential fatty acids are undeniable. I’m also a huge fan of vitamin D and melatonin for overall health. But if you’re looking to get the […]

What is the correct dosage of curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, a bright yellow seasoning used both as a dye and to make curries in Asian cooking. But it has been used for centuries as a powerful natural medicine and it is one of the fastest growing supplement categories today. Thousands of clinical studies show curcumin’s ability to fight […]

Combat Acid/Alkaline Imbalance and Inflammation

man and woman standing in front of a vegetable stand
By now, most doctors (conventional and complementary alike) agree that chronic inflammation is the root cause of countless diseases. Not to be confused with the healthy, natural, temporary inflammation that occurs as the result of an injury, chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, to name just a few. But […]

Natural Joint Repair

Woman exercising on a matt
A few weeks ago, I met with a new patient named Terry. She came to me, as many people do, because conventional medicine failed her. You see, four years ago at the age of 55, she started experiencing pain, soreness, and stiffness in her joints—especially in her knees and fingers. All hallmark signs of osteoarthritis, […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention: 7 Steps

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A patient I’ll call Katherine came to see me a few years ago with a problem that’s becoming more common every day. Two of her mother’s four siblings were coping with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now Katherine wanted to know if there was anything she could do to spare her mother, Judith, from the ravages of […]

5 top supplements to keep your heart going strong

With so many moving parts in our bodies, the trillions of cells, in the multiple major organs, all endlessly interacting with each other, why single out the heart? What about cognitive health? Kidney, liver, joint and mobility health, lungs, skin, and digestive system health? Good question. One reason is that heart disease remains the number […]

Nature’s anti-inflammation hero is also a healthy blood sugar powerhouse

My experience in the health space has taught me that there are three words we should all live by. Prevention is priceless. Time and time again, I’ve seen family, friends, and acquaintances discover that truth the hard way—by looking back at what they could have done differently to avoid becoming ill. For example, anyone struggling […]

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