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January 22, 2014
Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
Just because something is natural and plant-based doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. Those who are pregnant, have gallstones, or are susceptible to kidney stones may want to moderate their...
January 20, 2014
Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
Dietary strategies, including the use of black pepper (piperine), can boost blood levels of curcumin from the spice turmeric by up to 2,000%.
January 17, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
January 15, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of drugs versus curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
January 13, 2014
Spicing Up DNA Protection
The DNA of those cooking with spices such as ginger, rosemary, and turmeric appears less susceptible to breakage.
January 10, 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
June 26, 2013
Reducing Radiation Damage With Ginger & Lemon Balm
A component of cooked ginger root protects human white blood cells in vitro against radiation-induced genetic damage, and lemonbalm tea appears to protect radiology staff against radiation-induced...
May 15, 2013
Strawberries versus Esophageal Cancer
A randomized phase 2 clinical trial on the ability of strawberries to reverse the progression to esophageal cancer.
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