Johns Hopkins doctor says this is the most powerful anti-cancer spice
March 16, 2013
Volume 3 | Issue 21
One of the most prestigious research universities in the world is Johns Hopkins University. The research that comes out of this university is some of the most credible you'll find anywhere. In fact, one report says the school spends nearly twice as much money on research as any school in the U.S. So when a doctor from Johns Hopkins takes notice of a nutrient, herb, or spice, we should take notice of what they're saying.
Dr. Saraswati Sukumar, from Johns Hopkins, has been studying curcumin for many years. The primary active ingredient in the spice turmeric, says Dr. Sukumar, is arguably the most potent anti-cancer nutrient in existence.
Dr. Sukumar recently told one newspaper, "We have close to 300 publications (that cite turmeric) for its anti-cancer effects. Many diseases, such as colon cancer and other types of cancer, are being traced to inflammation."
As many as 25% of all cancers have a direct link to chronic inflammation. That means keeping your systemic inflammation to a minimum is a powerful way to prevent this life-threatening disease.
But curcumin doesn't just target inflammation-related cancers. Other research shows that it also targets malignant cancer cells and alters their regulation of DNA. This causes the cancer cells to die. And, unlike chemotherapy, curcumin doesn't harm healthy cells and DNA. So there aren't any negative side effects.
Byron Richards, a board-certified clinical nutritionist, says, "Curcumin is one of the most powerful and promising chemopreventive and anticancer agents. Epidemiological evidence demonstrates that people who incorporate high doses of this spice in their diets have a lower incidence of cancer," he says.
This is great news for anyone wanting to prevent cancer or fight it. Of course, curcumin doesn't just fight cancer. I showed you a few weeks ago how it can prevent heart attacks. But that's still just the tip of the iceberg. This nutrient is one power-packed spice. It also "reduces blood cholesterol levels, prevents low-density lipoprotein oxidation, inhibits platelet aggregation, suppresses thrombosis and myocardial infarction, suppresses symptoms associated with Type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease; inhibits HIV replication, suppresses tumor formation, enhances wound healing, protects against liver injury, increases bile secretion, protects against cataract formation, and protects against pulmonary toxicity and fibrosis," explains Dr. Sukumar.
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That's quite a list – and a big reason I take turmeric every day. But I don't take just any turmeric. I prefer Meriva, the turmeric that your body absorbs 29 times better than standard turmeric. You can find Meriva in Reduloxin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient formulation.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.