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How Turmeric Kills Cancer Cells (Video)

Cancer is an awful disease that is causing havoc on the nations all over the world, but what would you say if we told you that the effects can be different? Well, they can, and turmeric is the answer to your problems!

Turmeric is a spice that is very often used as a flavoring in Asian dishes. It belongs to the same family as ginger root, and it has so many health benefits that when you dive into the research it will make your head spin.How Turmeric Kills Cancer Cells

Curcumin could stop the precancerous changes from becoming cancer, it was shown in a clinical trial tested on 25 different patients with pre cancerous changes in their organs! Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect the bodys cells from damage caused by molecules known as free radicals. Many studies have shown that the curcumin interferes with several important molecular pathways involved in cancer spread, development, and growth. Researchers have also stated that turmeric inhibits the formation of cancer causing enzymes.

In learning the molecular biology of cancer pathways, and in learning that what the evidence actually shows the effect of natural product extracts on various relevant molecular targets in various cancers, we see that theres actually quite a large amount of evidence that supports using various pharmaceuticals, natural products, and molecules that have been around for a long time and that are already approved to affect anti cancer activity at that target, along that pathway. The treatment is called molecularly targeted anti cancer treatment, and its widely practiced in oncology today worldwide. On the other side, the use of the natural products for the molecularly targeted anti cancer activity, is not being practiced enough. Some doctors provide that for their patients because the evidence base supports and suggests the use of these treatment recommendations.

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Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death

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DESCRIPTION: The spice turmeric appears to be able to switch back on the self-destruct mechanism within cancer cells.

This is the last of a three part video series on turmeric and cancer. If you missed the first two, check out: Back to Our Roots: Curry (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/back-to-our-roots-curry-and-cancer) and Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric Curcumin (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/carcinogen-blocking-effects-of-turmeric-curcumin).

Other herbs and spices such as garlic (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/1-anticancer-vegetable/) and amla (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/some-ayurvedic-medicine-worse-than-lead-paint-exposure/) have similar selective effects against cancer cell.

I talk more about this concept of "apoptosis," programmed cell death in:
• Clonal Deletion Theory of Immunity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/clonal-deletion-theory-of-immunity/)
• Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/developing-an-ex-vivo-cancer-proliferation-bioassay/)
• Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-it-the-diet-the-exercise-or-both/)
• The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-answer-to-the-pritikin-puzzle/)

What else can turmeric do? Here's the videos I have so far (with more on the way!):
• Who Shouldn't Consume Curcumin or Turmeric? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-shouldnt-consume-curcumin-or-turmeric/)
• Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/)
• Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/boosting-the-bioavailability-of-curcumin/)
• Spicing Up DNA Protection (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/spicing-up-dna-protection/)
• Which Spices Fight Inflammation? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/which-spices-fight-inflammation/)
• Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-osteoarthritis/)

Stay tuned for another 3-part cancer series coming up in a week or two:
1. Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/phytates-for-the-prevention-of-cancer)
2. Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/phytates-for-rehabilitating-cancer-cells)
3. Phytates for the Treatment of Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/phytates-for-the-treatment-of-cancer)

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-reprogramming-cancer-cell-death/ and he'll try to answer it!

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