Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively target cancer stem cells
(Natural News) In the world of health foods and superfoods there are some that stand head and shoulders above the rest and could almost be labeled “miracle foods.” One of the most well-known of these amazing foods is curcumin, the polyphenol that gives turmeric its beautiful, bright yellow color. Used for thousands of years in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happier and healthier: Curcumin-rich turmeric can help ease depression and anxiety, researchers find
(Natural News) Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

Food GOLD: Turmeric is just as effective as 14 pharma drugs but suffers from NONE of the side effects
(Natural News) What if you could replace all the pills in your medicine cabinet with just one herb? Depending on what you take and why, that may be possible with turmeric. Its main component, curcumin, boasts enough health-enhancing properties to keep pharmaceutical execs up at night. In fact, this herb is so powerful that it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14 pharmaceutical drugs?
(Natural News) Maybe you have heard the success stories about medical marijuana, how this once demonized plant-based medicine is now curing seizure disorders in children and helping patients get off multiple pharmaceutical drugs. But did you know that the Indian spice called turmeric is a powerful healing root that is just as effective as 14... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests spices outperform chemo and radiation for treating cancer
(Natural News) Turmeric is an ancient spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from giving curries extra flavor and color, this humble yellow-orange root is rapidly becoming a new health wonder. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, but in the past few decades word of its powerful medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests spices outperform chemo and radiation
(Natural News) Turmeric is an ancient spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from giving curries extra flavor and color, this humble yellow-orange root is rapidly becoming a new health wonder. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, but in the past few decades word of its powerful medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers reveal how the common curry spice turmeric kills colon cancer cells
(Natural News) Turmeric packs a powerful punch against cancer. This spice, which is commonly used to make curry, is known not just for its distinct taste but also for its various pharmacological activities. Most of its beneficial effects can be attributed to a compound called curcumin. Recently, researchers from the Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Institute of Science and Technology showed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berberine is a little-known yet powerful supplement that can support gut health and manage blood sugar levels
(Natural News) There are many herbal supplements that you can take to boost your health. One of these is berberine. This alkaloid is naturally found in plants like the Oregon grape, barberry, goldenseal, and tree turmeric. Its medicinal use can be traced back to ancient China, where it was also used as a fabric dye due... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why turmeric is truly a gold superfood
(Natural News) Turmeric is one of the most famous superfoods in the entire world. This golden spice has a wide range of benefits from supporting brain health to protecting the heart from disease. Recently, scientists from different research institutes in Sao Paulo, Brazil found another use for this superfood. In their study, which was published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers are stunned at the tremendous anticancer potential of turmeric
(Natural News) Turmeric has proven itself to be an outstanding candidate for the treatment of cancer. In a study by researchers from Guangdong Medical University and the University of Macau in China, this superfood showed potent anticancer properties against chemo-resistant cancer cells. Chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used conventional treatments for cancer. This drug-based approach aims to prevent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are your spices safe to eat? Research finds high lead levels in spices bought from China, India and other countries
(Natural News) The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigates cases of lead poisoning. Between 2008 and 2017, the department surveyed local stores and tested over 3,000 consumer product samples for lead levels. Nearly 40 percent of the products they tested were spices and flowers such as turmeric, chili pepper, and nutmeg.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent cancer with proper diet: Compounds in turmeric, red grapes, berries, and apple peels found to shrink prostate tumors
(Natural News) When it comes to prostate cancer, a lot of emphasis is placed on early screening. Many men know what signs to look out for, but few are aware that they can actually lower their risk simply by eating a few powerful foods. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why curcumin is cancer's worst enemy
(Natural News) When you think of fighting cancer, what comes to mind? Many people’s first thought is chemotherapy as it’s one of the most common treatments used for the disease today, despite carrying a host of side effects and an efficacy rate that leaves a lot to be desired. Thankfully, a new word is poised... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming turmeric for just 2 months can increase your good gut bacteria by 7%
(Natural News) Gut health isn’t just important for digestive health, it also benefits other body systems, including the nervous and the immune system. This means that having a healthy gut is important in keeping both the mind and body in shape. The key to having great gut health is to keep a balanced and diverse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin found to be a safe and inexpensive alternative for treating IBD
(Natural News) A review by scientists from various research institutes in Sao Paulo, Brazil showed that curcumin has potential use as a natural remedy against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This finding, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, was based on the potent anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by curcumin in multiple studies. IBDs like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric shows promise as a natural treatment for cancer
(Natural News) A study by researchers from Guangdong Medical University and the University of Macau in China showed that turmeric has potent anticancer properties. This finding, which was published in the journal Chinese Medicine, was based on in vitro tests involving essential oil and the compound called furanodiene from turmeric. Chemotherapy is a commonly used cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger found to be effective against many different types of cancer
(Natural News) Like its close relative turmeric, ginger is also a very powerful superfood. It has a wide range of health benefits, from treating nausea to alleviating pain. Recently, ginger has also been shown to prevent different types of cancer by causing cancer cells to undergo apoptosis, or cell death. Numerous studies have looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific literature supports using turmeric as an ideal drug alternative for treating and preventing Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Diabetes treatments tend to fall into one of two categories: medications such as Metformin or lifestyle habits like exercise and a proper diet. However, there is one category that deserves just as much consideration, if not more, and that’s herbal remedies – and turmeric in particular. With 30.3 million Americans suffering from diabetes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birdseed Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger
BIRDSEED FOOD CO. of Bend, OR is recalling Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric& Ginger that was sold between the dates of 10/03/18 - 02/07/19, because it contains undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which herbs help reduce inflammation?
Herbs that help reduce inflammation include turmeric and ginger. Green tea is also beneficial. Learn more about the best herbs to help reduce inflammation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Turmeric and cancer
Curcumin: Can it slow cancer growth? Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, which means it may decrease swelling and inflammation. It's being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Happy news: Curcumin outperforms prozac for reducing symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression has become an all too common condition in recent times. Despite its prevalence, however, pharmaceutical companies have failed to come up with a safe and effective way to address it. Lots of people think they either have to live with their negative feelings or accept the possibly deadly side effects that come... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Like salt, black pepper sits on almost every kitchen table or countertop in America. But while whole books have been written about sodium consumption and human health, black pepper and its compounds have garnered little attention from experts. But pepper probably deserves more scrutiny. Some research has linked black pepper marinades to the elimination of heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, which are the cancer-causing chemicals that form when meat is charred or cooked at high temperatures. A group at Kansas State University found that mixing one gram of fine black pepper with 100 grams of ground beef—which works out to ab...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

The top 10 immune system KILLERS of all time
(Natural News) Most health-conscious consumers know about all kinds of foods, herbs, and supplements that boost the immune system naturally. From Vitamins D, C, and B12, to turmeric and garlic, and from probiotic-rich foods to medicinal mushrooms, you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse just to give your immune system that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of golden milk?
Golden milk is heated milk with turmeric and other spices. It can be a healthful addition to any balanced diet and may have a variety of benefits. Learn more about golden milk here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A powerful antioxidant: Curcumin protects your heart from damage caused by diabetes and smoking
(Natural News) Both diabetes and cigarette smoking can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease because they increase oxidative stress in the body. To protect your heart from damage caused by diabetes and smoking, take curcumin supplements. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines found that curcumin protects the heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The science behind curcumin’s healing properties
(Natural News) Turmeric’s long history as a culinary spice dates all the way back to 2,500 years before Christ. This bright yellow, strongly flavored spice has also been used since at least 500 B.C.E. as an essential part of Ayurvedic medicine in India – and no wonder, since curcumin, the substance which gives the spice... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin may protect the brain after a traumatic brain injury
(Natural News) Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are shockingly common in the United States. According to an organization called BrainLine, TBIs – which can range in severity from mild to severe – are sustained by over 2.8 million Americans each year. Around 50,000 of these patients will die, a further 282,000 will have to be hospitalized,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin reduces the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) Diets high in fat are known as major contributors to many health diseases, such as heart disease, and cancer. Researchers at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in India discovered that taking curcumin supplements minimizes the damage caused by a high-fat diet. In their study, the researchers looked at the beneficial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric studied for its ability to seek out and destroy cancer stem cells, the source of all tumors
(Natural News) Turmeric has gained immense popularity over the years not just for the unique flavor it adds to dishes like curries, but also for its various health benefits. One of its most promising therapeutic applications is as a natural remedy for cancer. Although the anticancer potential of turmeric isn’t new, a recent study published in Cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin is a powerful natural compound that shows potential for treating diabetes
(Natural News) More and more people are hearing about the wonderful benefits that the Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa) has. It is hailed as one of the world’s best superfoods, and this is mostly thanks to its active ingredient curcumin. This golden pigment has a vast collection of biological activities that range from regulating blood sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin is a powerful natural compound that has potential in diabetes treatment
(Natural News) More and more people are hearing about the wonderful benefits that the Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa) has. It is hailed as one of the world’s best superfoods, and this is mostly thanks to its active ingredient curcumin. This golden pigment has a vast collection of biological activities that range from regulating blood sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accumulating evidence suggests curcumin and turmeric can treat psychiatric disorders
(Natural News) Living with a psychiatric disorder can be devastating for both sufferers and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many of the solutions offered by modern medicine do more harm than good while offering little in the way of relief. Thankfully, researchers have discovered that a compound in the popular Indian spice turmeric has the potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin significantly reduces inflammation in the body
(Natural News) Research has shown that supplementation with curcumin can reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet. The study, which was published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, looked at the beneficial effects of curcumin on inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance in high-fat fed rats. Researchers at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin: A major breakthrough in cancer prevention and treatment?
(Natural News) Turmeric has many uses around the world. Whether it’s being used as a spice in curries, as a natural food-based coloring agent or in medicine, this golden-hued root is up to the task. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is prescribed for a number of ailments, including pain and inflammation. As Western science has begun... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Curcumin is a powerful polyphenol that can combat the effects of chronic stress
(Natural News) Turmeric has been used to add flavor and color to food for thousands of years, but over the last decade, it has gained worldwide popularity not for its use in the kitchen but because of its many health benefits. Although there is already a long list of beneficial properties that this golden herb has,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin shows tremendous promise in curing Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) Turmeric has been used in food and medicine for thousands of years. Now, a growing body of research has shown that this prized spice can help fight Alzheimer’s disease — not only as a preventive, but as a cure. With estimates suggesting that nearly 14 million adults in the United States alone will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why turmeric is one of the best superfoods documented by modern science
(Natural News) People have thought that antibiotics could make bacterial infections a thing of the past. These days, however, the drugs are far from being the silver bullet against bacterial infection; in fact, antibiotics have given rise to an even bigger problem. In particular, bacteria that have survived antibiotic treatment have started to develop a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compelling study confirms the therapeutic effects of curcumin in removing fluoride from our bodies
(Natural News) According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 66.3 percent of the United States population is currently being subjected to fluoride poisoning via public water supplies. But research published in Pharmacognosy Magazine has identified yet another natural solution. According to researchers from India’s Mohanlal Sukhadia University,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ranger turns his donkeys' lips ORANGE with turmeric superfood
(Natural News) On the lighter side, when we have expired or damaged product from the Health Ranger Store production floor, I usually take them to my ranch and feed them to the many animals I care for. That includes the rescue donkeys that I originally adopted in 2011 after the horrendous Central Texas fires. Those... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study proves the gastrointestinal benefits of curcumin
(Natural News) Curcumin can help improve gastrointestinal function, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, adding yet another item to the already long list of health benefits from this turmeric-derived compound. The gastrointestinal tract performs a very vital function. Apart from extracting nutrients from the food you eat, it also helps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric extract combats the joint-damaging effects of arthritis
(Natural News) Arthritis is an unfortunate part of getting older for many people. If you’re not experiencing it now, there’s a good chance you will as the CDC predicts that one out of every two individuals will develop osteoarthritis by their 85th birthday. The good news is that you might not be stuck taking pills... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Is the golden spice a golden cure? Woman, 67, beat blood cancer after stopping traditional treatments and using TURMERIC
(Natural News) A 67-year-old woman from London, England has reportedly put an end to her years-long battle with blood cancer with turmeric. Doctors reportedly claim to have never seen anything like this before, where medicinal plant compounds have actually cured someone’s cancer. Formally known as myeloma, this type of cancer is formed by malignant plasma... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effective treatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart
(Natural News) Turmeric and curcumin are two substances most known for their wide array of health benefits. One of these is their positive impact on the heart; though the lipid-lowering effects of either substance is unknown. To answer this quandary, a team of researchers from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University conducted a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric tea can improve your health in at least six ways
(Natural News) Turmeric, a flowering plant from the ginger family, has been recognized for its medicinal value for thousands of years and is a staple part of both ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. In more recent years, scientific studies have established its place in modern western medicine, too. The secret to turmeric’s amazing health benefits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- When used perioperatively in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, curcumin has no beneficial effect, according to a study published in the Oct. 29 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Amit X.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural matcha green tea extract found to effectively kill breast cancer cells
(Natural News) Green tea might not be grabbing as many health headlines as it did in the past, but that does not mean it isn’t beneficial. In fact, while super foods like turmeric and ginger steal the spotlight, green tea continues to quietly prove its health value in research. In fact, a recent study carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news