The Benefits of Tumeric

Last Update: August 8, 2018 at 9:16 am

DATE:  August 8, 2018
SOURCE:  News for the Soul


The Benefits of Tumeric


By Dr Holly, heard at noon pacific time Wednesdays on News for the Soul Radio


Turmeric – what do you know about it?

Turmeric aka Curcumin longa is like garlic and several other herbs – it operates at a cellular level and has a wonderful array of healing abilities. But first you need to understand how to utilize it effectively.

Most clinical laboratories will tell you that 80% of the world’s suppliers of turmeric are toxic. So, the first thing to recognize is the necessity in finding a very good supplier. One who actually tests the turmeric to make sure that it is clean of toxins.

The second thing we need to look at is the fact that turmeric is very difficult to absorb. However, it is easy to find ways to help the absorption rate. All you need to do is add it to some good Omega 3 oils, like avocado oil.

Remember most of olive oil is now a farce with a multitude of “crap” oils being added to the olive oil; the Omega 3s for which it is acclaimed for have been lost in the processing – so they add synthetic omega 3s. The Omega 3s carry most of the flavour and because they have been lost, synthetic flavors are added. So, I just bypass the Olive Oil for other oils like avocado oil. Another one is coconut oil which also has the lauric acid in it which makes it great for killing off microbials.

Okay, so now we have a “clean” turmeric that can ride the Omega 3s to get into the body. But, the body has difficulty metabolizing turmeric, so we add in pepper. The piperine compounds found in pepper, i.e., black pepper and white pepper, help the body to absorb (increases absorption by about 2,000%) and metabolize turmeric…

Okay, so now we have a clean turmeric that can be absorbed and metabolized. But what makes it so medicinal?

Turmeric compounds include curcumins  (curcumindemethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin) and essential oils (turmeronegermacroneatlantone, and zingiberene)


  1. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory – many of the chronic diseases of Western society are due to inflammatory issues – matches the effectiveness of various anti-inflammatory drugs with the side effects by blocking the NF-kB molecule and blocking the cyclooxygenases (COX) compounds and other enzymes involved in inflammation
  2. Curcumin is an anti-oxidant – most of us have too many free radicals (that react with fatty acids, proteins, DNA, etc) and cause inflammation and other issues – turmeric is not an anti-oxidant in and of itself, but it also boosts the body’s natural anti-oxidant enzymes
  3. Curcumin increases BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) and NGF (neural growth factor) – this is big when looking at neural disorders like Alzheimer’s and other neural issues:
  • Curcumin is attributed to increasing BDNF, which improves the function of neurons, encourages their growth, and strengthens and protects them.
  • Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has the potential to help clear these plaques which cause dementias and other issues like amyloid-beta proteins
  • Curcumin supports working memory, calmness, and satisfaction when coping with mental strain
    1. Curcumin promotes cardiovascular health
    2. Curcumin lessens physical fatigue
    3. Curcumin operates as both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant and consequently can eliminate issues like depression
    4. Curcumin is an anti- carcinogenic
  • Blocks the angiogenesis of tumors so that they can’t rob the blood of nutrients
  • Turns on DNA that controls angiogenesis – allowing cells to die
  • Also turns on DNA associated with
  • Correcting defects associated with cystic fibrosis
  • Inhibits tumor growth at three distinct levels:
  • Tumor promotions
  • Angiogenesis
  • Tumor growth
    1. Curcumin is also anti microbial
  • Anti-bacterial – pylori, Staph. Aureus, S. epidermidis, S. intermedius; Vibrio harveyi, V. alginolyticus, V. vulnificus, V. parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae; Bacillus subtilis, B. cereus, Aeromonas hydrophila, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Edwardsiella tarda
  • Anti-fungal, i., Candida albicans, Rhizoctonia solani,Phytophthora infestans, and Erysiphe graminis, etc
  • Anti-viral – effectively inhibits the HIV-1 LTR directed gene; inhibits the Tat protein of HIV; etc; as well as influenza viruses including PR8, H1N1, H6N1; in addition to the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1); etc.

Not bad for one herb. It definitely has its work cut out for it. AND…all we have to do is know how to eat it effectively.

WOW!! Enjoy.




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Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly – BASED IN CANADA – AN NFTS GLOBAL LUMINARY SINCE MARCH 2014 – Dr. Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.