Curry and Cancer By Mrs Vera West

     I am concerned about heart disease and cancer, and when I see articles that deal with these topics, that may be of help to you I am keen to summarise them: 

“A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers hope for lung cancer patients and their loved ones. It showed how part of the answer lies in nature’s medicine cabinet. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in the unassuming turmeric, combined with anti-cancer drugs, can kill the tumors that cause cancer. It can also prevent the growth of drug-resistant cells to ensure complete recovery. Cells were treated with curcumin and the anti-cancer drug gefitinib alone. Others were treated with curcumin and the drug combined. Cell growth and death were examined closely. Statistical analysis checked for accuracy the findings. The good news is that results showed that curcumin and gefitinib suppress the multiplication of cancer cells.

The said combination can also lower resistance to the anti-cancer drug gefitinib, and win a big part of the battle against the Big C. What is this little hero called curcumin like? Curcumin is a bright yellow substance found in some plants. It belongs to the ginger family. Described as a “pharmacy unto itself,” curcumin boasts anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant qualities, with no side effects at all. It lowers the risk of the biggest killer the world over — heart disease — by improving the way the lining of the blood vessels work. Curcumin also helps the brain by increasing the levels of the growth hormone brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF). Brain disorders have been linked to low levels of this hormone.”

I recently had a lower back X-ray to check on my arthritis, and they were struggling to find any back left at all! I have found that taking curcumin has helped with my pain too. None of this is medical advice of course, just thoughts from an old woman who suffers in pain. Perhaps you know where I am coming from on this one. 



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Monday, 08 August 2022