In this brief (3 min. 32 sec.) video Dr. Michael Greger talks about the results of studies involving tumeric:
*How the active ingredient in tumeric (curcumin) appears to block every stage of cancer development (from normal cell to cancer cell to proliferation to tumor growth to invasion to metastesis).
*How curcumin may help before carcinogens even get to normal cells.
*How less than a teaspoon a day of turmeric appears to significantly lower the DNA mutating ability of cancer-causing substances.
Please watch an earlier video I posted below on who scientific studies says may want to limit their intake of tumeric and how much may be too much.
An earlier posted video by Dr. Greger goes into the studies that have shown a significant increase in bio-availability of curcumin by adding black pepper.
I’m skeptical of a “magic bullet” fruit, vegetable or nutrient that, all alone will reverse advanced cancer without making any diet or lifestyle changes. But I do believe in using such herbs as tumeric as part of a complete science based integrative treatment plan (i.e. integrating the best conventional treatment the patient can access and science based nutritional and lifestyle strategies such as those advocated by Dr. Keith Block in his book Life Over Cancer–see my review in an earlier post below).