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Could turmeric really boost your health?

Could turmeric really boost your health?
Image copyright iStock Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley. Turmeric is a spice which in its raw form looks a bit like ginger root, but when it's ground down you get a distinctive yellowy orange powder that's very popular in South Asian cuisine. These days, thanks to claims that it can improve everything from allergies to depression, it's become incredibly trendy, not just cooked and sprinkled on food but added to drinks like tea. Now I'm usually very cynical about such claims, but in the case of turmeric I thought there could be something to it. Thousands of scientific papers have been published looking at turmeric and curcumin in the laboratory - some with promising results. Find out more Michael Mosley is one of the presenters of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor, broadcast on Thursdays at 20:00 BST on BBC Two - catch up on BBC iPlayer This is exactly the sort of situation where we on Trust Me like to make a difference. Related:  In Relation to CancerHEALTH/HEALTHCAREDiet

Piątka ogrodowych ziół zwalczających raka - Wolna Polska Pietruszka Często lekceważona tylko jako ozdoba przez kucharzy, pietruszka jest zielem, które zasługuje na dalsze badania. Zawiera olej zwany apigenina, który, jak wykazano, zapobiega tworzeniu się naczyń krwionośnych przenoszących substancje odżywcze do guzów nowotworowych, jest to proces zwany angiogenezą. Koperek Koperek zawiera związek korzystny w walce z rakiem. Rozmaryn To pachnące drewnem zioło zawiera naturalnie występującą substancję, która hamuje reprodukcję komórek nowotworowych zlokalizowanych w guzach. Mięta Mięta pomaga w pozbawieniu guzów nowotworowych dopływu krwi, potrzebnej do przetrwania i wzrostu. Tymianek Od dawna wykorzystywany w zabiegach leczniczych, obecnie jest ponad 350 gatunków tymianku na świecie. Źródła:

Table of contents – Ayahuasca and Health | Bia Labate Beatriz Caiuby Labate and José Carlos Bouso (eds.) (On-line cover: illustration “Ayahuasca Caduceus”, by Clancy Cavnar) Summary: This collection brings together perspectives from the social and biomedical sciences as well as personal accounts of ayahuasca users in order to address diverse indigenous, mestizo and Western concepts of health, illness and curing related to the use of ayahuasca. Through a comparative analysis of the different contexts in which this psychoactive substance is consumed, this work investigates the boundaries between shamanism, religion and medicine while examining hybridization across the diverse knowledge-bases of ayahuasca practices. Table of contents: Jacket text: Glenn H. Back cover blurb: Rick Doblin Foreword: “Ayahuasca at the crossroad of different forms of knowledge” – Renato Sztutman – Anthropology Universidade de São Paulo First part: Shamanism and Religion 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. This article deals with the therapeutic use of ayahuasca in Santo Daime. 7. 8. 9. 10.

What is the food that can really improve your eyesight? Many people suffer declining eyesight as they get older, but is there something we can eat to improve it, asks Michael Mosley. My eyesight has never been good. I've worn glasses most of my life and as I get older that's a situation that I've only expected to get worse. When the Trust Me, I'm A Doctor team suggested that I try taking supplements to improve my eyesight, though, I was sceptical, particularly as I am not a fan of supplements. Nonetheless I headed off to meet Prof John Barbur of City University in London to have my eyesight thoroughly tested. He also measured the level of protection that the most delicate area of my retina - the macula - had against damage from high energy blue and UV light. The results of my tests were both fascinating and depressing. The Trust Me team then handed me a 90-day supply of supplement pills that were supposed to help. Find out more The results were less of a surprise to Prof John Nolan, who I went to meet in Waterford, in south-east Ireland.

Black Pepper And Turmeric – The Combination That Could Save Lives Black pepper & ‪turmeric‬ – The combination that could save lives A group of scientists from the University of Michigan has come to a conclusion that a combination of black pepper and turmeric could act as a great protection against breast cancer. What is even more interesting is that the same mixture can even help breast cancer patients. Even though turmeric is a very strong medicinal herb, when it is taken by mouth, the body can’t absorb the nutrients to the fullest because of its fast metabolism in the intestinal wall and liver. However, black pepper has the ability to increase the level of absorption of curcumin for up to 200% which means that this combination can protect the body from infections, inflammations and cancers. 1. Curcumin and piperine are two active ingredients found in these herbs and they have the ability to affect over 700 different genes. 2. 3. The aforementioned active substances in black pepper and turmeric have strong anti-depressant properties. 4.

Korzeń mniszka lekarskiego skuteczniejszy od chemioterapii - Wolna Polska (Health Benefits) Naukowcy odkryli, że korzeń mniszka lekarskiego działa lepiej niż chemioterapia. Podczas gdy chemioterapia zabija wszystkie komórki, mniszek zabija jedynie te dotknięte rakiem. Niesłusznie zaniedbywana roślina bogata we właściwości lecznicze, i jedyna, najważniejsza rzecz to by zbierać ją w czystym środowisku, daleko od dróg. W medycynie ludowej z kwiatów mniszka robi się syrop, wiedząc że zawiera wiele substancji terapeutycznych. Ale mniej wiemy o korzeniu mniszka, który pomaga chorym na raka. Ponadto ma właściwości moczopędne, stymuluje wydzielanie żółci, oczyszcza wątrobę, pomaga w chorobach alergicznych, jest wspaniałym sojusznikiem w obniżaniu cholesterolu. Portal Natural News poinformował, że rezultaty badań na Wydziale Chemii i Biochemii Uniwersytetu Windsor w Kanadzie dają nową nadzieję wszystkim cierpiącym na raka. Badanie wykryło, że herbata z mniszka wpływa na komórki rakowe w taki sposób, że rozpadają się w ciągu 48 godzin, zaś zdrowe pozostają w całości.

Medications that Cause Weight gain Weight gain is a major concern for most people especially considering that losing weight isn’t an easy task. There are other reasons on top of bad nutrition and insufficient physical activity that could add pounds and kilograms (allow me to be a little more international) to our body weight. Medications are one of the major contributor to weight gain and a factor that is growing on a continuous basis. Especially, considering that the number of people on prescription drugs is also growing. I did some research and looked at many medications and classes of drugs that are well known for causing weight gain but there are also some that are not widely known. In this post, I’d like to provide you with a list of these medications. I know patients who have uncontrollable depression and are totally dysfunctional but at the same time greatly afraid from gaining weight, therefore they resist taking anti-depressive medications. Are you on one of the above drugs?

Are the health claims about apple cider vinegar true? Image copyright iStock Apple cider vinegar is a traditional folk remedy that has been around for many centuries. But is it beneficial for our health, asks Michael Mosley. Cider vinegar is made by mixing chopped-up apples with water and sugar, then allowing the mixture to ferment, turning some of it into acetic acid. Despite being acidic and definitely something of an acquired taste, in recent years cider vinegar has become incredibly popular. But which, if any, of the many different health claims made on its behalf stand up to scientific scrutiny? Find out more Michael Mosley (left, above, with Dr James Brown) presents Trust Me, I'm A Doctor which returns for a new series on Thursday 1 September on BBC Two at 20:00 BST - catch up on BBC iPlayer We started by testing a claim which does seem to have the most scientific credibility - the claim that drinking a couple of tablespoons of vinegar, diluted in water, before a meal will help you control your blood sugar levels.

Turmeric is a Potent Inflammation and Cancer Fighter: How Much You Should Take & How Often – By Deane Alban Historically, spices are treasured for the unique flavors they bring to food and for their healing properties. Most spices provide some health benefits, but one spice that shines for its medicinal benefits is turmeric. You may have seen turmeric in the news as a potential treatment for diseases as diverse as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, psoriasis, and Alzheimer’s. But does this spice live up to its press? And can you get the benefits of turmeric from food alone or should you take a turmeric supplement? Turmeric and curcumin are often used interchangeably. Here’s everything you need to know about the health benefits of turmeric. Traditional Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric is a spice that comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a beautiful flowering tropical plant native to India. Turmeric has been used for healing for thousands of years going back to Ayurveda, India’s 5,000-year-old natural healing system. (1) It was also used as a beauty treatment. (5) Dr. Share: