Smorgasbord Health Column – Food in the news – #Turmeric :Curcumin – Cancer, Alzheimers, Inflammation #Update

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I posted on the connection to cancer treatment and turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, last year.  Research into the herb and the possible use as a natural treatment for cancer and inflammation is ongoing and here is a reminder of that post, and also a recent update on the research.

I have taken curcumin capsules in the past as a course to test for side effects before recommending to a client. It has been used as a traditional Indian medicinal treatment for centuries and is know for its anti-inflammatory and high anti-oxidant actions on the body. Both these effects help combat a number of common health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, depression and the long term health of the brain, specifically Alzheimer’s disease.

Whilst I am a firm believer in alternative therapies, you cannot make claims for natural medicines without it going through extensive research. However, as…

View original post 913 more words