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Turmeric treats depression without side effects

By Godiyal: (NaturalNews) Depressive disorders affect millions of Americans every year. They can damage family relationships, affect job or school performance and be a risk factors for physical health problems as well. There are many prescription drugs available nowadays, and while they are certainly an improvement over first-generation antidepressants, they still carry with them an array of side effects that many people would like to avoid.

Curcumin eradicates brain protein fragments to fight Alzheimer's disease

By Wilson: (NaturalNews) A debilitating disease that causes difficulty remembering recent conversations, names or events, Alzheimer's, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.

Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making up two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases. Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease during the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer, according to data provided by the Alzheimer's Association.

A pinch of turmeric a day keeps the memory loss away

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Eating a single gram of turmeric each day could cause short-term memory improvements in people predisposed to memory loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and several Taiwanese research institutes, and published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"Our findings with turmeric are consistent with these observations, insofar as they appear to influence cognitive function where there is disordered energy metabolism and insulin resistance," researcher Mark Wahlqvist said.

Study: Turmeric proves more effective than pharma pills at treating rheumatoid arthritis


What if there was a way to safely and effectively treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without the need for pharmaceutical drugs? The good news is that there is a way, and researchers from Nirmala Medical Centre in Kerala, India, wrote all about it in a paper that they published back in 2012 in the journal Phytotherapy Research.

Curcumin's healing powers revealed - How this herb protects you from diabetes


Curcumin keeps coming on strong as an actual disease preventative and curative for many ailments. Sometimes it works well by itself and sometimes as an adjunct with other herbs or vitamins. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the Indian spice turmeric, which is essential to curry sauces.

Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct


The second leading cause of cancer-related death in America, colon cancer, is projected to take over 50,000 lives in 2013, just in the US. The steep death toll can be prevented, however, because the causes of colon cancer are preventable and are no coincidence. Cancer of the colon is based on risk factors acquired through lifestyle decisions.
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Indian Spice Helpful For Prostatitis And Prostate Cancer


Curcumin has many benefits for men’s health, particularly in helping men with the very painful condition of prostatitis and inhibiting tumor growth in prostate cancer. Curcumin is one of the potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory active ingredients in turmeric, a spice that is part of the ginger family. Even though people may use the names “turmeric” and “curcumin” interchangeably, these are not exactly the same thing. Turmeric has curcumin and other phytochemicals in it. Curcumin is what gives turmeric its peppery, bitter taste and it is what gives curry its flavorful kick. You’ll see why turmeric and curcumin are on the lists for the best foods for prostate health.
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Curcumin's ability to wage war on cancer stem cells further verified by research


Promising new research has demonstrated once again that the ingredient curcumin, which is the principal curcuminoid of the widely used Indian spice turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a major cancer fighter, this time proving effective against esophageal cancer.
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