Anti-inflammatory compounds might hold the key to preventing cancer. Of course, eating a plant-based diet, regular exercise, managing stress through daily meditation have all shown to significantly improve health as well.
How Turmeric Fights Cancer
Turmeric is a spice with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It actually contains one of the world’s most powerful non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory compounds.
A large number of laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin has proven chemopreventive effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent them from growing.
It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells. It’s also been proven effective against colon, prostate, ovarian, and brain cancer.
Piperine, the active compound in black pepper, can increase curcumin absorption in both rats and humans with no adverse effects . It’s been said to increase effectiveness of turmeric by as much as 2000%!
Coconut oil makes a great sidekick to turmeric because curcumin is fat-soluble. This means it needs to be dissolved in fat to make it into the intestine, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Coconut oil also full of antioxidants and substantial amounts of other compounds deemed to be anticancer agents (e.g. squalene and terpenoids).
Turmeric is a great spice to use in the kitchen, in anything from curries and vegetable seasoning to hot milk and tea.
The following recipe comes from Dr. Carolyn Anderson who recommends taking this mixture as often as you can. via HuffingtonPost
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- Mix all the ingredient in a small bowl until they all blend together well.
- Take once a day on an empty stomach.
Source: Bare Natural Truth