Turmeric: Bali’s Anti-Cancer Tonic

I’m always happy to find things in my travels to bring back to you. Today I want to tell you about a miracle of nature called turmeric. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. You can read about it in-depth in my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. The roots of this exotic leafy plant contain curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.1,2,3 What Does Curcumin Do? Curcumin neutralizes free radicals… those nasty little chemicals that travel through your body and cause damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Which means curcumin effectively treats everything from rheumatoid arthritis to heart disease and even erectile dysfunction. Now, a new clinical study published in Cancer Letters shows curcumin extract also targets cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are at the root cause of tumor formation and malignancy.4 Curcumin Benefits It turns out that curcumin can seek out and kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It also works with conventional chemotherapy drugs to make them more effective and — in some cases — less harmful. If you are a frequent reader of mine, you probably already know that curcumin helps improve blood flow to your whole body.   That’s important because poor blood flow can lead to high blood pressure, poor sexual performance, even Alzheimer’s disease. Decreased blood flow can also contribute to stroke, hardening of the arteries, and...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

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Authors: Ryba-Stanisławowska M, Sakowska J, Zieliński M, Ławrynowicz U, Trzonkowski P Abstract INTRODUCTION: CD4+ T regulatory cells (Tregs) have been described as the most potent immunosuppressive cells in the human body. They have been found to control autoimmunity, and clinical attempts have been made to apply them to treat autoimmune diseases. Some specific pathways utilized by Tregs in the regulation of immune response or Tregs directly as cellular products are tested in the clinic. Areas covered: Here, we present recent advances in the research on the biology and clinical applications of Tregs in the treat...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
ConclusionAccording to the study results, ginseng can be potentially used for cutaneous carcinoma as a chemopreventive agent by enhancing cell-mediated immunity and maintaining redox homeostasis with multiple components, targets and links.
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Hung Q. Ly, Mohamed Nosair, Raymond CartierABSTRACTOptimal revascularization in severe ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is addressed in all clinical guidelines. With an aging patient population, a growing challenge remains the management of SIHD patients deemed ineligible for surgical revascularization, the so-called surgical turndown patient. The status of surgical ineligibility remains associated with worse clinical outcomes. As the general population grows older and comorbidities increase, this subset of SIHD will likely increase...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess survival after TARE and to identify potential prognostic factors in this patient population. METHODS: Patients with unresectable and chemorefractory CRCLM treated with TARE at our institution between February 2006 and September 2015 were included in the study. Survival rate, hepatic tumor response, and potential prognostic factors were analyzed. RESULTS: In the 43 study patients, the mean follow-up was 15.0 ± 14.2 months, with a median survival of 13.0 months and 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year survival rates of 52.1%, 24.9%, 21.4%, 21.4%, and 7.1%, respectively. The mean activity of yt...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: WFRP is fast and effective in screening for diabetic retinopathy. The severity grade of the disease was similar to the gold standard of FRP in most cases. WFRP could thus be used in mass screening for diabetic retinopathy. PMID: 31104875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Glucosamine sulfate is still an option without significant concern over elevated IOP in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and normal ocular pressure. PMID: 31104873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: PD-L1 expression in microenvironment predicted better PFS. The combination of EGFR inhibitors and ICB could help deepening the knowledge about the interrelations between the EGFR and PD-1/PD-L1 pathways.Oncology
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Francesco Cuccia, Gianluca Mortellaro, Rosario Mazzola, Alessandra Donofrio, Vito Valenti, Antonella Tripoli, Domenica Matranga, Antonio Lo Casto, Giuseppe Failla, Giuseppe Di Miceli, Giuseppe FerreraAbstractObjectivesTo investigate whether assessment with two geriatric screening tools shows a correlation with clinical outcomes of patients aged 65 years or more, with early-stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (es-NSCLC) treated with hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy.MethodsFrom March 2014 to June 2018 we retrospectively eva...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTo engage frail older adults with CRC in preoperative exercise programs information on exercise should improve. Exercise programs should be easily accessible and take personal preferences, needs and abilities into account.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Elizabeth J. Siembida, Erin E. Kent, Keith M. Bellizzi, Ashley Wilder SmithAbstractObjectivesPhysical activity (PA) promotes physical functioning and health-related quality of life in older survivors of cancer. Using a population-based sample of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, we aimed to characterize the survivors who reported discussing PA with their healthcare provider.Materials and MethodsData from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registries was linked with the 2008–2014 Medicare Health Out...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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