Health + Wellness
With so many powerful health benefits, incorporating turmeric into your diet will certainly improve your quality of life. Research into turmeric/curcumin is ongoing and leading in many exciting directions.
Researchers believe that curcumin is beneficial in treating cancer because it reduces cancer growth, development and spread at the molecular level. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the proliferation and survival of almost all types of tumour cells, which means it kills tumour cells but does not harm normal cells.
Aside from its anti-inflammatory use in preventing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, turmeric can protect the brain in other ways. It binds to heavy metals in the body and therefore reduces their toxicity. Curcumin has also been reported to boost brain neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, therefore it could be used as an effective natural approach in the treatment of depression.
Research is now suggesting turmeric could be used in the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Insulin resistance in diabetics results from inflammation signals from the immune system. The immune cells release pro-inflammatory compounds that disrupt the way the body handles insulin. Curcumin blocks the inflammatory signals that arise in diabetes.
Turmeric is an important herbal medicine for anyone who wants to maintain healthy joints, prevent cancer or neurological disease. It is a natural method of boosting your body’s own disease fighting capabilities and promoting your overall health and wellbeing.