Turmeric Slows Spread of Breast Cancer – Beating Cancer with Nutrition

11th May 2012

By  Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World

Are you interested in  beating cancer with nutrition?

Mainstream medical practices for cancer treatment have been shown to be both dangerous and ineffective, lending further merit to the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

While medical professionals are being educated in the field of medicinal treatment revolving around pharmaceuticals, many foods are repeatedly being recognized as powerful cancer-fighters and overall health-enhancers.

Who would have thought that nutrition and eating habits could help to maintain your health?

Showcasing just one of the countless ways you can begin beating cancer with nutrition, research has shown that turmeric can slow down the spread of breast cancer.

Studies out of the University of California, San Diego, published in the British Journal,  NATURE, have previously discovered a molecule known as RANKL.  This molecule is found in aggressive breast cancer cells, which predict more life threatening disease. Aggressive cancer cells predict that the breast cancer will spread throughout the body, putting the body in a state of  metatasis. Breast cancer patients often pass after cancer has metastasized to other body parts, ruining the functioning of vital organs such as the liver, lungs or brain.  Interestingly enough, cancer drugs have been shown to ‘metasize’ tumors  in some research.

The findings suggest that if RANKL molecules were blocked, then early stages of breast cancer could be prevented, while advanced progression of the disease and metastasis could be halted.  Curcumin  has been found to  possess properties that reduce the expression of these deadly molecules within cancer cells, and can potentially  slow the spread of breast cancer.

Of course this isn’t the only time turmeric and curcumin have been shown to battle and prevent cancer.  Researchers at  UCLA found  that curcumin — a natural phenol and primary compound of turmeric — exhibits  cancer-blocking properties powerful enough to block cancer growth. In addition, curcumin has previously been found to  reduce tumors by 81%  in more than 9 studies, which also gives credence to the natural anti-cancer health benefits of turmeric and curcumin intake.

While many foods are powerful health enhancers, curcumin alone is known to positively impact  over 560 diseases  according to peer-reviewed research.  Beating cancer with nutrition means to acquire the knowledge of how the foods people eat every day can be utilized to treat or prevent illness and disease. While the advancements humanity has made throughout history are great, mainstream medicine has been going down a dark road. It is time to shift from a pharmaceutical-dependent state to nutrition-based prevention and treatment.

About the Author

Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of  Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites  Facebook  –  Twitter  –  Web

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  • http://Website Jo Hayes

    I read just last week in the Australian Age or Sun Herald, that medicine is adding tumeric/curcumin into their chemo mix. Thought that was interesting…

    Note from Wake Up World: we tracked down the article in question, which appeared in ‘The Australian’ newspaper on 8th May 2012: “Curry May Help In Bowel Cancer Fight”.
    Click here to read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nocookies
    Thanks to Jo for sharing!