It does more than flavor your curry. It could potentially save your life.
Turmeric may kill precancerous cells, and is deservedly the newest superfood to hit the market by storm.
I’ve chronicled my experience consuming turmeric regularly over the period of three weeks. After reaping some profound benefits, I swear by its mystic powers. I am a big believer in natural remedies and earthly elements as a means of health betterment.
No, I’m not one of those health fanatics with an unappetizing meal plan and rigorous exercise regimen. On the contrary. For those readers who know me through my work, you know that I am someone who lacks motivation when it comes to fitness, so naturally, I’m also the person for whom doctors visits and dental appointments are difficult commitments.
I have the luxury of a relaxed approach to my health, but it’s one of those aspects of oneself that required diligence and nurturing. I think it’s because of my tumultuous relationship with healthcare that I often seek holistic (but safe) remedies for many transient ailments. I will try just about anything I can get my hands on to avoid unbearably long waiting rooms to see the doctor. Apparently, I’m not the only one.
Turmeric is touted for its benefits on cancer prevention. Cancer affects one in every three people, and is a big diagnosis to swallow. But it comes with a ton of skepticism. I mean, how can a spice seem to have eluded so much medical literature? [...]
Turmeric and curcumin are among the most popular herbal medicines, with many health benefits and few side effects. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains the concrete evidence - and how to use them.
It's the spice that everyone's talking about - barely a week goes by without us hearing about another purported health benefit of turmeric.
The kitchen cupboard staple, widely recognizable by its spectacular golden color, fast becoming one of the most researched plants in the world.
And with so many possible scientific and medical uses, it's not difficult to see why.
Last month, the Daily Mail reported how a woman dying from cancer credited turmeric with keeping her alive.
Dieneke Ferguson, a 67-year-old from North London, was told there was 'no hope' for her after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell treatments failed to halt the progression of her blood cancer.
She credits curcumin, a key component of turmeric, with keeping her alive, after she started taking 8g a day of it in tablet form.
And just last night, the benefits of turmeric were discussed last night in the Channel 4 programme Superfoods: The Real Story.
In the show, presenter Kate Quilton explained how she had fallen down the stairs last year and fractured two vertebrae in her back.
She'd had physio but had also tried to include turmeric in her diet in 'as many weird and wonderful ways as possible', after learning of its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Now back on her feet, she was on a mission to try and ascertain whether the turmeric played any part in her recovery.
Scientists Kate met assured her it had – and advised viewers to eat 1.5 teaspoons of the spice a day.
So why is turmeric such a superfood? And how can you reap the most benefits from taking it? [...]
Patrons can order this stunning drink from Starbucks with coconut, almond, or soy milk for a dairy-free treat.The new Latte With Turmeric will remain available in almost 200 stores across the greater London and will run customers about £2.65 (or $3.41) for their smallest size.
Not in London? Make Your Own Turmeric Latte at Home!
While our fingers are crossed that Starbucks decides to bring this new drink over stateside, we’re totally down to make our own version of this creamy, healing drink while we wait! Luckily, our Food Monster App has all the resources you need.
This Sunshine Turmeric Latte by Buffy-Ellen Gill is silky and rejuvenating.
This luscious latte really takes the cake. If you’ve tried turmeric lattes that have been cropping up at cafes, you are going to absolutely love this homemade version. With its blend of silky smooth sunflower seeds and coconut milk, a spicy intoxicating medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and black pepper, and a dash of natural sweetness from dates, you can bring a touch of the local café to your home. [...]
Turmeric is a commonly found condiment in Indian households and has also long been known for its health benefits. Here's another reason to add it to your daily diet, especially in your child's meal.
Turmeric is a commonly found condiment in Indian households and has also long been known for its health benefits. Here's another reason to add it to your daily diet, especially in your child's meals. A team of scientists from the United States of America have found that a bioactive compound in turmeric known as curcumin can also cure cancer in children. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common cancers in children below the age of five years. The cancer starts in early nerve cells and commonly forms in the tissue of the adrenal glands, near the kidneys. It is also associated with developmental delays, hearing loss and other disabilities.
Researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) have recently found that the nanoparticles loaded with curcumin can offer a novel treatment to target and destroy neuroblastoma tumor cells. In the study, researchers attached curcumin to cerium oxide nanoparticles and tested the nano-curcumin formulation in cell-lines of a high-risk form of neuroblastoma. [...]
If you didn’t know, all the cool kids have been drinking something fancy called golden milk. Golden milk is just a term for a turmeric latte – milk or coffee mixed in with a hefty dose of turmeric. And now, finally, Starbucks has hopped on the trend, so the turmeric latte has officially made it to the mainstream.
Targeting both the hydric and lipidic systems, the Double Serum targets five vital aspects of the skin's functioning, which if not looked after properly can be disrupted and lead to damaged and prematurely aged skin. The secret ingredient? You might have it in your spice cabinet, but not like this. Clarins’ turmeric extract has been specifically sourced because it is highly concentrated in the active ingredient turmerone which is responsible for its age control properties. Double Serum conveniently delivers these concentrated benefits directly to our faces. [...]
With no vaccine available for dengue yet, it can be scary if someone from your family gets the infection. But the good thing is that there are some effective home remedies that can provide relief from the symptoms of dengue. We bring you some of the trusted natural remedies to control or manage this dreaded disease... [...]
Over the years numerous articles have appeared claiming that turmeric is able to cure anything from heartburn to an upset stomach, and keep at bay serious diseases like diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. A regular diet of modest amounts of turmeric give us any health benefits or should we be taking supplements packed with turmeric or curcumin to ward off disease? [...]
One of the key things pointed out on Dr. Oz was the link between estrogen and breast cancer, and how estrogen (and certain foods) can fuel breast disease. Turmeric helps decrease estrogen. As little as one teaspoon a day has been shown to reduce tumor growth. [...]
Researchers conducted an over 20 year study on how medical plants, including turmeric, affect weight loss. Significant findings support claims previously made about turmeric aiding in weight loss. These researchers found that the anti-obesity function in turmeric was its ability to.. [...]
Doctors have been prescribing antibiotics at the slightest sign of illness, even for things they simply won’t help like the common cold. These prescriptions have been routinely handed out like candy despite the fact that illness, including common infections, can be successfully treated with a healthy immune system and a few natural helpers.It might be time to try some natural alternatives – and stick with them. [...]
This guide to the 4 supplements with the most evidence supporting their benefits can help you decide which one(s) may be right for you. However, you should ask your doctor before starting a new supplement to make sure it’s appropriate for your condition and won’t interact with any of your other medications [...]
Several recent studies show that turmeric/curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and modifies immune system responses. A 2006 study showed turmeric was more effective at preventing joint inflammation than reducing joint inflammation. [...]
Turmeric, “the golden spice”, is a staple in India and surrounding regions. As of late, it’s becoming increasingly popular in western countries due to its versatility and healing benefits. It’s actually the star spice in curry powder. [...]
The formation of uric acid crystals in your joints is a perfect example of poor lifestyle choices. Left unattended, it can easily lead to a more painful condition known as gout. This swelling may be slight and cause stiffness or it can create severe pain and swelling that develops in just a few hours. [...]
Prevention and inhibition of prostate cancer can include a number of lifestyle actions, and one that men can engage in several times a day involves making certain food and supplement choices. [...]