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Is Turmeric Useless For Our Health?

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I have been asked to provide more information on my earlier comments about curcumin and its potential against cancer. I will start right at the beginning.

Firstly there is a lot of misconception about the role of turmeric. Turmeric, curcuma longa, contains around 4% curcumin but it is not curcumin. When extracted from the turmeric, curcumin is approximately 80 times “stronger” than turmeric. Or, to put it another way, we would need to eat around 5 kgs of turmeric a day to get the amount of curcumin our bodies need. Historically it has been known that the consumption of turmeric has many benefits. But that comes from many generations of eating curries!

The research of curcumin centred on areas of the world, India and China, where there is an almost zero occurrence of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, MS and cataracts, to name but some of the serious or so called “incurable” diseases. Diet was found to be the root of this; namely at least one curry meal per week – over generations. Thus, handed down from the womb to the grave is an ever increasing natural immunity enhanced by turmeric’s curcumin content. We in the West have no such history. Research soon found that curcumin is the “Miracle Ingredient” – not turmeric.

In the late 20th century “big Pharma”, the global chemical producers, awoke to this and were actually granted a Patent on curcumin! However, their glee turned to chagrin when this was overturned – you cannot Patent a natural product; (hence the plethora of “Patented” or “Unique” products arriving on the market with claims as to their efficacy which are, really, just curcuma longa, or turmeric.)  Now, years after they lost their claim to manipulate the curcumin market, “big Pharma” at best derides, at worst denies, curcumin’s abilities. Everyone in mainstream medicine hides it. Meanwhile, they try to convince us that turmeric does the job so that when it does not, they can say – “we told you so”!

Meanwhile, the world-wide clinical proof of the benefits of curcumin mounts on an almost daily basis. “Overall, our review shows that curcumin can kill a wide variety of tumor cell types through diverse mechanisms. » (Curcumin and Cancer Cells). One hospital, The MDAnderson Cancer Centre continues to treat thousands of patients.  At one time, according to the hospitals papers, in 2009 it had over 1,000 patients undergoing treatment. My « insider » told me last year that they had treated over 60,000 people. This figure, of course, continues to grow.

More recently, a study from Zheijian Provincial People’s Hospital in Zheijiang, China indicates that curcumin is capable of inducing apoptosis (cell death) within Triple Negative Breast Cancer cells. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a type of cancer that defies conventional therapy. This is backed up by research at the Cork Cancer Centre in Ireland ; (Curcumin slays cancer cells in their tracks).

So, why are we not given access to curcumin in « mainstream » medicine ? The answer is simple. Is it in his interests for your doctor to cure you easily, with no adverse side effects, when he and his compatriots can make a mass of money instead of healing you ? What profits would « big Pharma » make by simply selling a plant root ? And what would all those charities do if they could not collect money for « research » ?

We are denied for just one reason : Simply because there is no money to be made from a natural product..

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John Osborne is a self-trained Naturopath with over 35 years of experience. Of an engineering formation, he looks at the root causes of people’s problems to discover the “why” rather than the “visible”. Using all forms of a natural approach, John includes phototherapy, homeopathy and aromatherapy among the means of aiding people to find a solution to their problems. John is not a doctor, so cannot diagnose, but works with the leading authorities in the world on the natural ways to cure serious illness.. His advice is given free and he is readily contactable via his website Remede Naturel.




  1. Catherine Green
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    A very interesting article, thank you for sharing! I have recently begun to explore more natural ingredients that I can incorporate into my family’s diet. I will check back with your website once it has been updated.

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