How WHOLE Turmeric Heals the Damaged Brain

20 02 2015

POSTED ON OCTOBER 10, 2014 BY GUEST BLOGGER

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Long considered impossible to accomplish, new research reveals how a simple spice might contribute to the regeneration of the damaged brain.

Turmeric is hands down one of the, if not the, most versatile healing spice in the world with over 600 experimentally confirmed health benefits, and an ancient history filled with deep reverence for its seemingly compassionate power to alleviate human suffering.

But, most of the focus over the past decade has been centered on only one of its many hundreds of phytocompounds: namely, the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin which gives the spice its richly golden hue. This curcumin-centric focus has lead to the development of some very good products, such as phospholipid bound curcumin concentrate (e.g. Meriva, BCM-95) which greatly helps to increase the absorption and bio-activity of curcumin. But, curcumin isolates are only capable of conferring a part of turmeric’s therapeutic power – and therein lies the limitation and hubris of the dominant ‘isolate the active ingredient’ model.

Indeed, it has become typical within the so-called nutraceutical industry to emulate the pharmaceutical model, which focuses on identifying a particular “monochemical” tree within the forest of complexity represented by each botanical agent, striving to standardize the delivery of each purported ‘active ingredient’ with each serving, as if it were a pharmaceutical drug. These extraction and isolation processes also generates proprietary formulas which are what manufacturers want to differentiate their product from all others and henceforth capture a larger part of the market share; a value proposition that serves the manufacturer and not the consumer/patient.

Truth be told, there is no singular ‘magic bullet’ in foods and herbs responsible for reproducing the whole plant’s healing power.  There are, in fact, in most healing plants or foods hundreds of compounds orchestrated by the intelligent ‘invisible hand’ of God or ‘Nature,’ or whatever you wish to call it, and which can never be reduced to the activity of a singularly quantifiable phytocompound or chemical.

Beyond The Curcumin ‘Magic Bullet’ Meme

Now, an exciting new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy provides additional support for the concept that curcumin alone is not enough to explain the healing power of turmeric as a whole plant. The study found that a little known, fat-soluble component within turmeric – Ar-tumerone – may make “a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease.”

Titled, “Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo,” German researchers evaluated the effects of this turmeric-derived compound on neural stem cells (NSCs) – the subgroup ofbrain cells capable of continuous self-renewal required for brain repair.

The study found that when brain cells were exposed to ar-tumerone, neural stem cells increased in number through enhanced proliferation. Moreover, these newly formed neural stem cells also increased the number of fully differentiated neuronal cells, indicating a healing effect was taking place. This effect was also observed in a live animal model, showing that rats injected with ar-tumerone into their brains experienced increases in neural stem cell proliferation and the creation of newly formed healthy brain cells.

This study did not go unnoticed by major medical news channels. Here are some good reviews if you wish to explore the implications in greater depth:

Newsweek: Curry Power: Turmeric Compound Boosts Growth of Brain’s Stem Cells

Guardian Liberty Voice: Turmeric Cure Evidence Grows

Monthly Prescribing Reference: Turmeric May Help Regenerate Brain Cells

Times of Malta: Turmeric Link to Brain Cell Repair

Medical Daily: Turmeric Helps Your Brain Heal Itself: Spice Up Your Brain

Organifi Green Juice Contains Turmeric

The GreenMedInfo.com Turmeric Database Confirms It’s Brain-Saving Power!

As you may already know, our database is the world’s most extensive open access natural medical database on over 1,800 different natural substances, with over 1600 study abstracts on turmeric’s healing properties indexed thus far: view the Turmeric research page here to view!  If you take a look at the laundry list of over 600 diseases that this spice (or its components, e.g. curcumin) has been studied for to prevent and/or treat, the sheer volume of supportive literature is astounding. Amazingly, we have identified over 180 physiological pathways – according to their conventional pharmacological characterization, e.g. COX-2 inhibitor, Interleukin 6 down-regulator – by which turmeric or its components heals the human body.  In addition, you will find over 100 articles on turmeric’s neuroprotective properties on this page: Turmeric as a Neuroprotective agent.

The research clearly indicates that turmeric is a great brain supportive plant. For a more layperson oriented review, read the following articles:

How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

How To Get The Most Out of Your Turmeric

One of the most frequent questions we field is ‘what is the best type of turmeric or curcumin to use’? Obviously, given the aforementioned research, the whole plant is going to carry a wider range of therapeutic compounds than curcumin alone. And yet, most have been heavily enculturated to focus entirely on the ‘how much’ question, opting to identify the molecular weight (i.e. how many milligrams in a serving) of a particular compound as more important than the qualitative dimensions (e.g. is it organic? It is delivered within its natural context as food or a whole plant?) which reflect the type of nutrigenomic information the substance contains, and therefore the ‘intelligence’ it embodies. To learn more about the intelligence of food watch my e-course ‘The Wisdom of Food.’

And really, there is no generic answer to a generic question about the best way to take turmeric/curcumin. The question always comes from an individual with a particular need, and so, recommendations must be bio-individualized.

For instance, if you have colonic inflammation or polyps, and you are trying to use turmeric to reduce inflammation there or regress precancerous growths, then using the whole plant is best versus a highly bioavailable form of curcumin in capsule form (e.g. Meriva), for instance, which will likely be absorbed by the small intestine and mostly pass through the liver never getting adequate quantities to the large intestine. So, in this person’s case taking a teaspoon of relatively difficult to absorb turmeric may result in painting the diseased surfaces of that person’s intestinal or colonic lumen with exactly the form needed to reverse disease.

But what if you have someone who wants to experience a systemic effect, say, for arthritis or for brain cancer? In these instances, getting turmeric compounds such as curcumin through the glucuronidation barrier in the liver with a phospholipid-bound or black pepper (piperine) combination could be ideal. There is certainly a place for the ‘nutraceutical’ model when properly applied, especially when provided as an adjuvant to the pharmaceutical model within an integrative medical setting.

Ultimately, the goal is not to wait to have such a serious health problem that you have to force yourself to take a ‘heroic dose’ of any herb or food extract. Better is to use small amounts in culinary doses in combination with ingredients that synergize on a physiochemical/informational and sensual basis (producing the all important vitamin P [pleasure] as well!). Recently we actually featured a study that showed culinary doses of rosemary helped improve memory whereas higher ‘heroic’ doses impaired it!

This is why exploring the use of turmeric in curries, or by adding a pinch in a smoothie, may be an ideal daily supplementation approach, versus capsules, whose questionably ‘natural’ capsules and excipients all can add up to cause some stress on the liver you are trying to protect with these natural interventions.  Just remember quality is everything and less is more!

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113 Year-old Man Reveals His Secret: Foods for a Long Life

14 02 2015

 

 

bernardoThis famous man who has lived 113 years of life is Bernardo LaPallo. He has disciplined his body and he has the desire to live longer. He has a few food secrets though, and he has been nice enough to reveal his food secrets. He resides in Mesa, Arizona and claims that he’s never been sick a day in his life. He avoids eating red meats and eats mostly organic foods. His secret is a recipe that he inherited from his from his father who was a doctor and a very disciplined man.

Bernardo is 113 and still kicking. He can still do a lot of stuff like solving crosswords and reading books. He was born in 1901 and he is still going. Don’t you want to know his food secrets? Well, I am giving them to you.

  1. Garlic: Garlic helps improve iron metabolism in the body. This is because the diallyl sulfides in garlic help increase the production of the protein ferroportin. This protein runs across the cell membrane and forms a passageway that allows stored iron to leave the cells and become available where it is needed.
  2. Honey: Honey has many health benefits including the prevention of cancer, reducing ulcers, it is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, increases athletic performance, and reduces cough and throat irritation. Honey is a great alternative to using regular sugar.
  3. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is high in a substance with very powerful medicinal properties, it is loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, cut the risk of heart disease, improves sensitivity to insulin hormone, and it lowers blood sugar levels.
  4. Chocolate: Yes, chocolate. Despite popular belief and the bad rap, chocolate gets, cacao, which is different from cocoa, has many health benefits. Consuming dark chocolate can reduce ageing, oxidative stress, blood pressure, and atherosclerosis.
  5. Olive oil: Olive oil reduces cancer risks, heart disease oxidative stress, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.

So, if you want to live till you’re 113, try incorporating more of these foods into your diet. This man will swear by these foods health beneficial powers.

 





Health Benefits of Coconut Water

27 05 2014

 

 

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Water is the perfect summer drink to beat the heat. But this healthy drink does more than just quenching your thirst. Known for its healing and medical properties, coconut water also has a number of health benefits. Here are some of those health benefits of coconut water.

 

Beats dehydration
Coconut water is one of the best drinks to beat dehydrations. Whether you want to replenish the water levels back after some physical activity or you simply want to beat dehydration caused by conditions like the stomach flu, dysentery, diarrhoea, cholera etc. coconut water should be your best choice.

Aids weight loss
Coconut water has always been recommended to weight watchers and dieters. It is an extremely healthy drink with absolutely no extra calories that will causeweight gain. It is the perfect morning drink that helps in weight loss.

Skin health
Due to its hydrating and repairing properties, coconut water has also proved useful for aiding in skin health. You can use it on your skin to beat several skin problems like ageing, acne, sun tan, blemishes etc.

Benefits pregnant women
Drinking coconut water during pregnancy will help beat pregnancy symptoms such as constipation, indigestion and heartburn.

Kidney health
Coconut water contains minerals like potassium and magnesium that improves kidney health. It works as a diuretic that aids urine flow. It is also recommended to people with kidney stones as it helps dissolve and prevent the occurrence of kidney stones.

 





Drinking water on empty stomach

24 05 2014

DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the followingdiseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily..

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.
Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:

• Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
• Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
• You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
• Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
• 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
• Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive…
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.
Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.





Miracle Cure for Dengue

2 11 2012

Miracle Cure for Dengue

It could be a miracle cure for dengue. And the best part is you can make it at home.

The juice of the humble papaya leaf has been seen to arrest the destruction of platelets that has been the cause for so many deaths this dengue season. Ayurveda researchers have found that enzymes in the papaya leaf can fight a host of viral infections, not just dengue, and can help regenerate platelets and white blood cells.

Scores of patients have benefited from the papaya leaf juice, say doctors.

Papaya has always been known to be good for the digestive system. Due to its rich vitamin and mineral content, it is a health freak’s favourite. But its dengue -fighting properties have only recently been discovered.

Chymopapin and papin – enzymes in the papaya leaf – help revive platelet count, say experts. …





Clean your Kidney

2 11 2012

Clean your Kidney

CLEAN YOUR KIDNEYS IN Rs. 1.00 OR EVEN LESS::::

Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?

It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley (MALLI Leaves) Cilantro or Coriander (DHANIYA) and wash it clean, Then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.

Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination, also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.

Parsley is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural…