Diet and exercise synergize to improve endothelial function, the ability of our arteries to relax normally.
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This is a follow-up video to Turmeric Curcumin vs. Exercise for Artery Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Turmeric-Curcumin-vs-Exercise-for-Artery-Function).
Endothelial dysfunction is at the heart (pun intended :) of many of our deadliest diseases. Pledge (http://plantricianproject.org/SaveEC) to save your endothelial cells and check out some of these other videos about the effects of food on our endothelial function:
• Coffee and Artery Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/coffee-and-artery-function/)
• Walnuts and Artery Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/walnuts-and-artery-function/)
• Dark Chocolate and Artery Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dark-chocolate-and-artery-function/)
• Eggs and Arterial Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-arterial-function/)
• The Power of NO (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-power-of-no/)
• How Does Meat Cause Inflammation? (http://nutritionfacts.org/2012/09/20/why-meat-causes-inflammation/)
For more on the concept of nutrient synergy, see Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/garden-variety-anti-inflammation/) and Cranberries versus Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cranberries-versus-cancer/).
Regardless what you do or don’t eat, exercise is critical:
Standing Up for Your Health (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/standing-up-for-your-health/)
• How Much Exercise to Sustain Weight Loss (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-exercise-to-sustain-weight-loss/)
• Longer Life Within Walking Distance (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/longer-life-within-walking-distance/)
• Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/exercise-vs-drugs-for-depression)
I must have dozens of turmeric videos by now, but here’s a few to get you started:
• Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-osteoarthritis/)
• Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-shouldnt-consume-curcumin-or-turmeric/)
• Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-colon-cancer/)
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Compounds that increase the activity of certain neurotransmitters (chemical signalling molecules) or the delivery of the basic energy substrates (glucose and oxygen) to the brain have the potential to improve aspects of cognitive function. Those that, like curcumin, decrease inflammation and oxidative stress may have longer-term benefits for the ageing brain.
Indeed, there is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline. [...]
After this I will be expecting everyone to be starting the process of changing your medicine cabinets!
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/20/turmeric-spice-of-life.aspx?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=content_Turmeric Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use. Among the most exciting benefits of turmeric is its potent anti-cancer activity. To discover other health benefits of turmeric, watch this video or visit Mercola.com. [...]
All natural high-potency Turmeric Curcumin herbal supplement works powerfully to improve your health. The majority of clinical research findings report the amazing effectiveness of Turmeric Curcumin root for women and men at any age.
Turmeric-Curcumin has powerful effects on various factors known to work in heart disease. The main benefit is improving the function of the lining of blood vessels. It will regulate blood clotting, blood pressure factors.
It boosts the activity and stimulates the antioxidant enzymes in the body. Its Antioxidants are so powerful that works against mechanisms behind many diseases and aging cells.
Research for evaluating the amazing effects of Turmeric Curcumin Extract has been proven by people suffering for various types of arthritis and joint pains. Turmeric Curcumin treatment was discovered no adverse events. [...]
Turmeric is commonly used as a seasoning in food and can also be used as a dye for clothes. Turmeric’s health benefits are vast, but not very well-known.
If you are not a curry fan, turmeric-milk is an excellent option. Simply add half a tea-spoon of turmeric to hot or cold-milk.
Here are the following benefits of drinking turmeric-milk before-bedtime
1.It is a liver-tonic: Laboratory tests and clinical studies have demonstrated the ability of the curcumin in turmeric to prevent and reverse liver cirrhosis and fatty-liver. Liver, being the chemical-hub of the body, is constantly engaged in the processing of chemical substances entering the body. That includes environmental pollutants, chemical additives in processed foods and drugs taken for other disease conditions. The hepato-protective and detoxifying action of turmeric reduces the impact of injuries to liver tissue by these toxic substances. Increasing the production of bile, it helps remove biliary obstructions too.
2.It is an excellent blood purifier
Turmeric has always been regarded as an excellent detoxifying agent. Our body has to deal with an onslaught of toxins that enter the blood through our food and drink as well as the respiratory tract. They can damage not only the blood vessels but all the other tissues that the contaminated blood reaches.
Toxins in the blood are the underlying causes of many abnormal-skin conditions and other diseases. Turmeric helps the elimination of blood impurities by improving the function of the liver which is entrusted with the duty of identifying these toxins and finding a way to eliminate them. Moreover, the diuretic effect of turmeric helps flush out these toxins through urine.
Turmeric can be used to help treat a variety of digestive problems, including digestive tract inflammation and reduction of gas and bloating. Just a little daily can help with almost any condition. However, those with gallbladder disease should not take turmeric due to over-stimulation.
4.Heart Health: Curcumin has also been shown to reduce bad-cholesterol (LDL), remove plaque buildups in the arteries, and prevent blood clotting.
5.It has anti-cancer properties
The curcumin in turmeric has been shown to kill cancer-cells and prevent their spread to other areas in laboratory studies. It is found to be effective against cancers of the breast, prostate, skin, colon, and lung. Many cancerous growths go undetected and untreated in the initial stages when it would have been much easier to stop them in their tracks. Drinking turmeric-milk regularly may help prevent malignant growths as well as stop their progress in the early stages.
6.Gives relief from a cough and cold
Turmeric-milk is a commonly used traditional remedy for a cough, cold, and other respiratory tract infections. Turmeric increases mucus production which naturally flushes out the microbes that have managed to get a foothold in the respiratory tract. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of turmeric can help fight the infections while the anti-inflammatory property helps relieve the symptoms. A cup of warm turmeric-milk before going to bed will relieve nighttime coughing and provide restful sleep.
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In a day and age where people identify heart disease prevention strategies with consuming what are essentially toxic chemicals like aspirin and statin drugs, it is refreshing to see clinical research being done on the powerfully cardioprotective properties of time-tested and much safer spices.
A compelling new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism has found that a daily dose of a novel form of turmeric extract (curcumin) significantly improved the functional state of the blood vessels of healthy adults within two months.
The randomized, controlled, double-blind parallel prospective study involved fifty-nine healthy adults who were assigned to either a placebo, 50 mg (50 mg), or 200 mg (200 mg) curcumin, for 8 weeks. [...]
After five years of living with cancer and the ravages of side-effects from repeated unsuccessful treatment, Dieneke Ferguson thought she was finally losing the battle. She had a serious relapse and there seemed little hope.
Dieneke had been diagnosed with the blood cancer myeloma in 2007 and had undergone three rounds of chemotherapy as well as four stem cell transplants.
‘I have been on all sorts of toxic drugs and the side-effects were terrifying,’ she says. ‘At one point I lost my memory for three days, and in 2008 two of the vertebrae in my spine collapsed so I couldn’t walk. They injected some kind of concrete into my spine to keep it stable.
’Yet, despite all this, ‘nothing worked: there was just too much cancer — all my options were exhausted, and there was nothing else I could do,’ she says.
Then Dieneke started a new treatment — not another high-tech, expensive drug, but a remedy based on something many of us have in our kitchen cupboards. Where all others had failed, this one worked, and five years on, Dieneke’s cancer cell count is negligible.
The treatment? Curcumin, which is a key component of the spice turmeric. Dieneke’s recovery was so extraordinary that it recently made the pages of the eminent British Medical Journal as a one-off case report of how a natural ingredient was somehow keeping cancer at bay.
‘When you review her chart, there’s no alternative explanation [for her recovery] other than we’re seeing a response to curcumin,’ Jamie Cavenagh, professor of blood diseases at London’s Barts Hospital and co-author of the report, said. [...]
India has a low incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer's, which may be related to genetics or a particular intake of specific foods. Some people attribute the low incidence of Alzheimer's to a high intake of turmeric in Asia.
As turmeric contains an average of 5-10% curcumin, the daily intake of curcumin is approximated in India is thought to be about 125 mg. Importantly in cooking curries, curcumin is often dissolved and extracted into fat, eg. ghee, which may increase its bioavailability. [...]
Turmeric demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities in lab studies. A few studies suggest that curcumin has biological activity in some cancer patients but more data are needed to verify its benefits.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used in cooking for centuries. Scientists have determined that turmeric has many biological activities, although they do not fully understand exactly how it exerts these effects. From laboratory experiments, it has been deduced that substances in turmeric (called curcuminoids) prevent inflammation by inhibiting the molecules that mediate inflammatory reactions. Curcuminoids may protect the body in a few ways: they enhance the activity of an important detoxifying enzyme and they also act as antioxidants by neutralizing free radicals (which can cause DNA damage). In rats, turmeric prevented the development of kidney damage from toxins. Turmeric also stimulates the flow of bile in the gastrointestinal tract. [...]
Turmeric is an old Indian spice with a powerful medicinal compound called Curcumin. Here are the top 10 health benefits of turmeric/curcumin. [...]
A detoxifying drink used in traditional Indian medicine, 'golden milk' owes its name to the bright yellow colour of turmeric. Mixed with warming spices l [...]