The Benefits Of Turmeric For Cancer TreatmentRuss Curran
One of the benefits of turmeric for cancer treatment is it stops tumors from growing.
Have you heard of turmeric? It is a spice that originates from Asia and Central America. Also known as Indian saffron, turmeric is used in teas, curry powders, and extracts. Turmeric’s active ingredient is curcumin and it has many known health benefits including cancer treatment.
Turmeric is used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat various conditions including skin diseases, digestive problems, and liver issues, among others. Its noted health benefits include:
- Anti-inflammatory. Research has shown that turmeric can help reduce inflammation especially among those suffering from arthritis. Among some people, there is also evidence that it works as a pain reliever.
- Improving liver health. People who need to take a lot of therapeutic drugs regularly may be putting their livers at risk. Turmeric’s antioxidant properties can help protect the liver from toxins.
- Aid digestion. Aside from adding flavor to food, turmeric supports healthy digestion and helps provide relief for people with gut inflammation or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Improve brain function. Studies found that curcumin can help increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a growth hormone in the brain. By doing so, it can help improve cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s. Further studies have also shown that curcumin can be an effective antidepressant.
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Curcumin can help improve the endothelium’s function. The endothelium is the lining of the blood vessels. When it is unable to function properly, it can cause heart problems.
Within the alternative cancer treatment community, turmeric is also known as a powerful agent with many anti-cancer properties. For instance, the curcumin in turmeric is an antioxidant that can protect the body against harmful free radicals.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can cause oxidative damage, which can then lead to various diseases including cancer. Turmeric blocks free radicals and boosts the body’s antioxidant capacity. Studies have also shown that curcumin can “contribute to the death of cancerous cells” as well as minimize or stop completely the spread of cancer and growth of new blood vessels in the tumor.
There Are Thousands Of Turmeric And Cancer Studies Already Published Showing the Benefits
In countries where people consume 100mg to 200mg of curcumin per day over an extended period, the research found that there are “lower rates of certain cancers.” Laboratory studies have also found curcumin’s ability to kill cancer cells and prevent further growth. This applied to certain cancer cells including breast, bowel, stomach, and skin.
Other studies showed that curcumin can also help prevent prostate cancer by suppressing collagen- and fiber-producing connective tissue cells also known as fibroblasts. This potent turmeric ingredient has also been found to have “radioprotective and radiosensitizing properties.” This means that turmeric can cause tumors to be more vulnerable to radiation during therapy while also improving antioxidant levels.
More recently, a research team from Washington State University was able to develop a “drug delivery system using curcumin.” This system inhibits bone cancer cells while supporting the growth of healthy cells. This work is a promising development for people with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
Bone cancer patients who use conventional methods which The LifeCo Clinic does not advocate, usually undergo high-dose chemotherapy before and after surgery. This has harmful side effects. With the outcome of this study, there is new hope for gentler treatment pathways.
Here at The LifeCo Clinic, we use curcumin as part of our integrated cancer therapies and treatments as it is highly effective in treating cancer. None of our cancer treatments bring harm to the body.
Our patients feel more vitality and strength after each day at our healing center. It is quite the opposite of conventional treatments which destroy the bodies immune system and leave the patient weak and frail.
For proper and professional guidance about harnessing the natural healing powers of turmeric for cancer treatment, give us a call today.