Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 4

Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 4


Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 4

August 22, 2015
Bill Haberman
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See Part 1 for Introduction

E. Curcumin Stimulates Improvements Which Some Say Lower Your Risk of Heart Problems


Heart disease runs high on the list of medical problems worldwide.

heart problem

Scientists are beginning to understand better why this happens.   

Many studies tell them that heart problems are incredibly complicated and there are various things that contribute to it.  

Curcumin in turmeric may help reverse some of the factors in the process of heart disease.

One benefit of curcumin in regard to heart disease, is improving the lining of the blood vessels which is called the endothelium.

Researchers tell us that endothelial dysfunction is a bad actor in heart disease and causes an inability of the endothelium to control blood pressure, blood clotting and other related functions of your body.

Studies suggest repeatedly that curcumin can cause improvements in endothelial function. There is research showing turmeric’s curcumin is as effective as exercise, some testing shows that it works as well as the drug Atorvastatin, and that without the side effects of that drug.

Also curcumin reduces inflammation and oxidation (as discussed elsewhere), which are also an important factors in the progress of heart disease.

In one study, 121 suffers of clogged arteries, who were to have coronary artery bypass operations, were chosen to either have placebo or 4 grams of curcumin per day, a several days before and after the surgery.

The ones receiving curcumin experienced a 65% decreased risk of heart attack while in the hospital and on curcumin.


F. Turmeric Can Help Prevent (And Perhaps Even Treat) Cancer


There are different kinds of cancer, but  several things that are common about the appear to be affected by curcumin of turmeric with supplemental usage.  

Researchers, like those a M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, have researched curcumin in cancer therapy.  This herbal compound can alter cancer’s growth, development and spread at the molecular level.


Studies have shown that it can reduce growth of new blood vessels in tumors, which is called angiogenesis, spread of cancer which doctors call metastasis. It even contributes to the death of cancer cells.

Many studies show that curcumin can reduce the growth of cancer in the laboratory animals.

Whether high-dose curcumin (preferably with an absorption enhancer like pepper) can help treat cancer in humans has yet to be tested properly.  But what could it hurt.  

Research M.D. Anderson suggests that it makes no difference if you take a high dose or low.  It is just getting curcumin into the body and the body does the rest.  They use turmeric as an add on to treatment of skin cancer which is an inflammation related cancer.

Beyond this, there has been evidence gathered from research suggesting that supplementation of this herb may aid in preventing cancer from occurring in the first place.  This is especially true of cancers of the digestive system,like colorectal cancer.

There is a study which used 44 men with colon lesions that were expected by the doctors to turn cancerous. Each day 4 grams of curcumin where taken for 30 days, and the number of lesions reduced 40%.

Maybe curcumin will be used along with conventional cancer treatment one day more extensively.   


About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student.

Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits.

He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry.

He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions.

His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics.

He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today.

As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations.

Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes.

Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality.

Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you


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