THE MAGIC SPICE: THAT KILLS CANCER, CURES ULCERS, FIGHTS JOINT INFLAMMATION, TENDONITIS, AND ECZEMA
Dr. John W Phelts, D.C.
Turmeric root is used to make the curry spice which is very popular in the East and West Indies. It belongs to the same family as ginger, and as you can see it even looks like ginger on the outside. My mother is from Barbados, so I grew up accustomed to spicy curry dishes at a young age. I loved it, because it tasted good. Now I love it even more, because I know how beneficial it is to your health and preventing disease.
Scientists have been studying a particular component of turmeric root known as curcumin. In recent years, curcumin has been shown to have very powerful anti-inflammatory effects. More recently, research has also revealed that curcumin is effective at fighting cancer. We are also finding out that inflammation is the root of all disease. Just as curcumin can be the venom that causes disease, curcumin is the anti-venom of all disease. Through research and clinical studies we have found just how powerful curcumin is, as you will also find out as you continue to read.
CURCUMIN VS CANCER
The following is a list of the cancer fighting and cancer prevention properties of curcumin.
side note: Vitamin D is also very important during treatment of and for prevention of cancer.
CURCUMIN VERSUS INFLAMMATION OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND ULCERS
OTHER BENEFITS OF CURCUMIN:
The studies cited in this article are based on the amount of curcumin given to the subject, not the amount of turmeric root. The quality of turmeric root is measured by how much curcumin it contains. A high quality turmeric root is standardized to be %95 curcumin. We carry three products that contain high amounts of turmeric root in our nutrition store (see below). We chose these products, because they are standardized to contain %95 curcumin.
Contains large amount of curcumin and formulated to manage irritable bowel syndrome and inlammatory bowel diseases such as:chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and ulcers. It is also very effective for the management of joint diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Click here for more info.
Formulated to manage chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Click here for more info.
Designed to help with the healing of musculoskeletal injuries such as, sprains, strains, and tendonitis. Click here for more info.
Turmeric root standardized to contain 95% curcumin. Click here for more info.
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