What Will Curcumin Do For Me? Stuart’s Dr. True Has The Answer

by Dr. Jerry True Feb 2016 Also on Digital Edition

Q: What will curcumin do for me?

A: Curcumin is the active component of the spice called turmeric. It has been in use as a spice and traditional medicine for more than 2,500 years. Turmeric is found throughout the world and has a unique name in more than 60 languages. The curcumin extract of turmeric is not new; it was first isolated in 1842. Recent scientific discoveries have confirmed that curcumin may have amazing anti-inflammatory and disease-inhibiting properties. It has the potential to inhibit the growth of many types of cancer, reverse insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes, inhibit plaque formation in atherosclerosis and address factors that stop the development of Alzheimer's disease. These are just a few of the diseases and maladies that have been researched in the last decade in which curcumin was found to have a positive impact. Although curcumin has been used for centuries as a medical compound and thousands of scientific studies have proven it to have an outstanding impact on diseases, curcumin has not been approved as a treatment for any disease. However, taking curcumin on a daily basis is extremely safe and it is very well tolerated. There are many brands of curcumin on the market and some brands have substantially better absorption and utilization.

Stay healthy!

Dr. Jerry True

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