With everything in this day and age is chemically treated or artificially produced, it sometimes seems like contracting seriously terminal illness will be our inevitable end. Statistics say that 1 of 4 deaths is caused by cancer, and a diagnosis with any type of cancer may soon be unavoidable.
As grim it may seem, it sounds about right. We live by processed food and every vice and brain killing habit; all is not lost. There has been a ground-breaking discovery from studies that showed turmeric rhizome is one ingredient that you can add to your cancer preventing regimen.
Turmeric is a spice native to India and Ayurvedic, as well as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains a very powerful anti-oxidant called curcumin which effectively expels cancer causing free radicals from the body.
This spice has been found to have tons of medicinal benefits, and below are some of its most popular uses:
· Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
o Chronic illness is often accompanied by chronic inflammation, and diseases like cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease may also be linked with chronic inflammation. Cancer and inflammation have a direct circular relationship with each other; excess inflammation may encourage cancer growth, or inflammation may cause cancer. The spice’s ability to tame and control inflammation is probably the its most powerful and most popular aspect which can be attributed to curcumin which is considered as the most effective anti-inflammatory in the world. It is also very effective when it comes to pain relieve and pain management as shown in a study conducted with 45 rheumatoid patients.
· Cancer Help:
o Studies have shown that Turmeric has caused cancer cell to die or what is called apoptosis, which goes hand in hand with its ability to control cancer proliferation. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, laboratory tests have shown how well curcumin is able to reverse the effects of cancer and its effectivity on stomach cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer, and skin cancer cells. A combined chemotherapy with curcumin showed that it was able to kill more cancer cells that the regular chemotherapy we all have known. In one laboratory study, curcumin was able to block cancer-causing enzymes in rodents and even reduce and kill cancer cells.
· Prevents Angiogenesis:
o When your body creates new tissue inside your body, it also leads to the formation of blood vessels called Angiogenesis. Cancer cells need blood and oxygen to grow and multiply and when there are new blood vessels, cancer cells can get the nutrients they need to survive and spread tumors throughout the body. There are a number of food available out there that starve cancer cells and prevents their growth and multiplication in the body. Consuming them with an additional turmeric as additional ingredient will ensure that those cancer cells retreat and shrink until they disappear.
· Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body:
o Our lifestyle, stress, chemical exposure, personal care, diet, and the environment we live in create highly reactive free radicals in the blood stream. These compounds called free radicals create havoc in your system destroying cells and weakening their structure which will lead to chronic diseases and cancer. The anti-oxidants in Turmeric are able to remove and repair these harmful compounds and even alleviate the effects of cholesterol in the body. Doctors have started to prescribe a more natural approach to cancer and heart disease by adding curcumin and fish oil to their artillery of remedies. The antioxidant in Turmeric is actually five times more potent that vitamin C and vitamin E and it even boosts your body’s production of the best antioxidant known to man—glutathione.
· Skin health & Digestive health:
o With its anti-inflammatory properties, creams and skin remedies with this secret ingredient have shown to help skin cuts and lesions to heal faster that its regular rate. Diseases like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea have inflammation as a common denominator which can be easily treated molecularly with the help of curcumin found in turmeric. Paired with its glutathione boosting properties, it also helps improve the formation of collagen and reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. When taken orally, it is also said to help with digestion, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal complaints, and it has properties that can stimulate the body to digest fats better.