Can Turmeric Cure Cancer?

Can Turmeric Cure Cancer?

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What if the spread of cancer could be stopped by something in your grocery store? That's reportedly what happened in a case report with the 67-year-old woman in the UK who'd been battling blood cancer for years with little success, until on her own, she reportedly began taking eight grams of curcumin a day which is one of the main compounds in something I love, turmeric. Now they say she is leading a normal life. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered using the household spice after stopping conventional treatments. And I want to be very clear because this was a case report and there's no cause-effect at play here. So this is one where doctors are surmising, well maybe, could this have played a role? And the reason this story is not only raising eyebrows is that we know turmeric– I always say it's anti-inflammatory, this is something I put in a lot of foods I eat, but certainly no one here is saying that you stop cancer treatments to take a spice.

Right. But it also highlights we don't know all the other things this woman was doing. We don't know exactly how her treatments evolved, but it also goes to show, when you're fighting cancer, it's not just the chemotherapy drugs, it's your body. It's the food you're putting in your body. It's your immune system. It's all these things and if you can optimize the things you're putting in your body, your chance at fighting that cancer is going to increase. That's one thing we unequivocally do know. What's in common is that your boosting your immune system and I think it's also just the effect on your mind, the positive effect if you believe in what your doing, may also give your immune system a boost. That's true. And the truth is, we don't know everything in medicine, and so I'm sure there are a number of foods that people probably used hundreds and hundreds of years ago that really do have healing properties.

But at the same time, it goes back to, you know, not saying I'm going to not proceed with traditional treatment and just do this. I would say do it under the care of a physician. It all plays a role, right? But it all plays a role. And I think there's probably a lot of truth to some of the things people did hundreds of years ago. I just wish we had the research to prove it. Yeah, exactly. And don't ever diminish, when you look at also cancer rates in various cultures and societies, they can be very disparate. And a lot of it can be based on lifestyle. A lot of it can be based on, everything from, hey, the spices one culture eats, the greens another one has, how active this society is, how low stress this is here, how high obesity, all of these things play a role. Are you on your turmeric yet, Dr. Nita? I am not. With the two of us? No, I didn't know that was a thing. It's like a club. I put, I do. I'll put turmeric in my eggs.

I do a lot of curries. It's a spice, I also do the supplement, too. Do you? Oh my gosh, you guys are so healthy, you're gonna, like, live to be 192. You're not gonna know anybody on earth. Everybody's gonna die. We're gonna– I'll tell ya– Never gonna die. I will tell you, backstage what am I drinking right now? I'm embarrassed to admit this. I'm drinking a juice with kale, parsley– Is that what you have now? Oh, there's pear juice in it. He's jealous. He wants some. I want one. See? Next time you order one of those, I want one. Oh, Drew. I want some. I gotta be honest, I don't want one. We interrupt this program to get Drew some green juice. What are we gonna talk about while he's gone? I don't know. I don't want one though. You'll try it though.

But I want to want one because it's healthy. I should want one, but I still don't want one. See, you just have to change your thinking just like John who was here who lost all the weight. Just reprogram– Think better. Yes, think better. Think better. And you get to like– oh, one of those. Oh, I know what this is. So I will tell you what's in this. Kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apples, lemon, ginger. I like apples. You wanna sip? Nope…

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