Less than a teaspoon a day of turmeric appears to significantly lower the DNA-mutating ability of cancer-causing substances.
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This is second of a three-part video series on turmeric curcumin and its relationship to cancer. To find out more, check out the prequel, Back to Our Roots: Curry & Cancer, and the last video in the series, Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death.
Smokers are common research subjects for carcinogen studies. For example, see what happens to carcinogen levels when those eating processed meat start eating vegetarian in Heterocyclic Amines in Eggs, Cheese, & Creatine?
Other foods that may protect DNA include kiwifruit (see Kiwifruit & DNA Repair), cruciferous vegetables (see DNA Protection from Broccoli), leafy vegetables (see Eating Green to Prevent Cancer), garlic (see Cancer, Interrupted: Garlic & Flavonoids), and green tea (see Cancer, Interrupted: Green Tea. But, which is better? See Antimutagenic Activity of Green vs. White Tea). And, to learn about the DNA-protective power of plants in general, see Repairing DNA Damage.
More information on cancer prevention, treatment, and reversal can be found in my annual presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death and More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases.