Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 6

Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 6


Turmeric as a Supplement? Part 6

September 2, 2015
Bill Haberman
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Please read the before parts for more info and introduction.

I. Studies Indicate Turmeric’s Curcumin Has Fights Depression

Curcumin, the active agent in turmeric, appears to have great promise for dealing with depression.


There was a reseach trial in which some 60 people were placed into three groups. The first set took prozac, another crowd received a one gram dose of curcumin and the third cluster had a mixture of prozac and curcumin.  I was a little disappointed that they did not have a placebo group.
After 6 weeks, curcumin, although leding prozac, improvements that were similar to prozac. The group receiving the combo prozac and curcumin showed the best results.
This small study suggests to some that curcumin can be as good as an antidepressant.  So while I do not give medical advice, if you do not want drug side effects from something like prozac, turmeric might be a reasonable alternative.
Depression is linked by some scientists to falling levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and a decline in the brain area with a role in learning and memory, the hippocampus.  Curcumin increases BNDF levels.  This may bring a patient to a more normal levels of learning and memory.
Researchers have also said that there is some evidence to say curcumin boosts the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.

J. Curcumin May Help Delay the Ageing Process while Fighting Age-Related Chronic Diseases

If curcumin from turmeric, as research before referenced indicates, helps prevent heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, etc.,  would it not be obvious that it would benefit longevity?

For this reason, curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement.  And this is in your kitchen.
Since as many say oxidation and inflammation play a role in ageing, curcumin  could be reasonably said to have promising effects beyond just prevention of disease.


Turmeric/curcumin is readily available. I by it in bulk at the wellness groceries like Sprouts in San Antonio.

But always remember to add black pepper or bioperine.  This makes the effectiveness better because it increases the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%.  In the supplement industry many of the pills and capsules include this.  Be sure and look for black pepper in if you are going for the pill type turmeric.  Otherwise most of the curcumin goes right out the digestive track.

As some research says it is not taking a lot, but getting it into your system.


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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