Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Your spice cabinet can help prevent breast cancer?

That's what the latest research is showing. There is a spice called Tumeric that contains the active ingredient curcumin which has been shown to help prevent cancers - especially colon, breast and skin cancers.

Curcumin is high in anti-oxidants and is anti-inflamatory and so has been proven useful in fighting the effects of arthritis, alzheimer's, indigestion and high cholesterol. It also seems to help regulate blood sugar in diabetics, promote a healthy immune system and helps the body detox alcohol and chemicals.

So how do you take this miracle spice? You can do as the Indians do and cook with it turning your food a beautiful deep yellow. You can also buy it in capsules and follow your herbalist's advice on how much to take. Anti-cancer doses are up to 3 grams three or four times a day.

To make curcumin more bio-available you can make a strong tea by boiling the powder for 5 minutes and drinking the cooled liquid. You can also blend the powder with melted coconut oil and eat it on rice, eggs or vegetables. It would mix well with cooked yellow squash or plain yogurt too.

You can read more about cancer prevention here and do your own research on the wonderful benefits of curcumin. 

Be well and happy,


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