Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

September 24th, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Disturbingly Common Modern Rite of Passage

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), sadly, has become a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AD is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function in previously unimpaired persons, beyond what is expected from normal aging.

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Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances

Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances

September 21st, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

According to the FDA’s legal definition, a drug is anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease.” The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA.

How can this be? Well, the FDA has assumed for itself Godlike power, requiring that its official approval be obtained before any substance can legally be used in the prevention and treatment of disease. The FDA’s legal-regulatory control therefore is totalitarian and Napoleonic in construct; what it does not explicitly permit as a medicine is implicitly forbidden.

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Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

2nd September 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Increasingly, science is validating the therapeutic value of spices to prevent and treat disease, including conditions as serious as lethal brain cancer. 

Modern medical science is finally catching up to the wisdom of our distant ancestors. Spices, for instance, were once traded along ancient spice routes throughout Asia, Northeast Africa, and Europe, as highly precious commodities; some of them were so prized for their life-saving properties they were literally worth their weight in gold. Only in the past few decades have the traditional folkloric uses of these powerful plant extracts undergone validation via pre-clinical and clinical research. The results are nothing short of amazing, especially when it comes to providing hope for conditions that conventional treatment not only does not have anything to offer, but may actually worsen.

There are a number of driving factors behind the increasing interest in natural substances as drug alternatives, one of which is the fact that a large number of popular over-the-counter and prescribed drugs are extremely dangerous, don’t work as advertised (ineffective), and are exorbitantly over-priced (e.g. Some patented chemotherapy agents can cost 4,000 times more than gold by weight!). To the dismay of the medical industrial complex, the public is growing increasingly aware of these facts. Indeed, it’s a problem hard to ignore when correctly prescribed drugs have been estimated to take over 100,000 lives each year in the U.S. alone.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Turmeric – Nature’s Powerhouse of Wellbeing

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Turmeric – Nature’s Powerhouse of Wellbeing

By Katrin Geist

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

If there has ever been one plant that “does it all”, turmeric (Curcuma longa), seems the perfect candidate. Its many health benefits and applications fill entire libraries: a search for “turmeric” on Web of Science returned 6.681 hits, and a search for “curcumin”, turmeric’s best known constituent, yielded a whopping 28.122 papers. At point of writing, the Cochrane Library holds 94 publications of controlled clinical trials involving turmeric: whoever says that knowledge of its health benefits is ficticious or anecdotal at best, has accomplished a high degree of ignorance. Even more so since turmeric has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes in Asia for over 6000 years (Hutchins-Wolfbrandt & Mistry 2011) – Western science today only confirms what people have naturally known and practiced for millennia (Goel et al. 2008). In the past two decades, turmeric and curcumin have been extensively studied for their therapeutic benefits as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, renoprotective, immunomodulatory, cancer chemopreventive, antidepressant, and neuroprotective agent (Pakfetrat et al. 2014, Chuengsamarn et al. 2012).

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Yeast is a Cause of Cancer and Turmeric Can Kill Both, Research Confirms

Yeast is a Cause of Cancer and Turmeric Can Kill Both, Research Confirms

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?

A recent study published in Critical Reviews in Microbiology lends support to the concept that opportunistic Candida albicans (yeast) infection may not just be a consequence of cancer, but is an actively contributing cause as well.

Titled, “Candida albicans and cancer: Can this yeast induce cancer development or progression?“, the study provided the following important background information on this controversial subject:

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Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root?

Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root?

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cures for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet?

Diabetes is a very big business, representing tens of billion of dollars in pharmaceutical drug sales annually. Tragically, while the number of diabetes diagnoses continue to expand globally the drugs themselves, including recombinant (GMO produced) insulin, appear to actually increase mortality. Upton Sinclair nailed the problem on its head when he stated:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally

Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally

PLUS inflammation-busting Golden Milk recipe!

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

One of the most common physical symptoms people suffer is inflammation. It is a sign that the body has initiated self-healing, but when inflammation is prolonged, it can result in an excessive free radical activity and tissue damage.

There are numerous mechanisms in the body which can cause inflammation and it can show up in various forms, but most of the time it directly involves a dysfunction of the digestive system – like most ailments.

The immune response is one of the main mechanisms to initiate inflammatory processes. Citokines are one of the most well-studied molecules involved in the immune response, and are responsible for cellular apoptosis (cell death) and cascades of inflammatory processes. An excessive level of citokines in the body is associated with insulin resistance, diabetes and many other health problems.

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Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Turmeric is one of the most potent spices, and when it comes to health benefits, nothing can match it. Not only is turmeric one of the most impressive free radical scavengers, it’s also been shown to support brain health, protect cell integrity, and even encourage a balanced mood.

New research is showing that turmeric may also play a key role in supporting thyroid health.

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How Turmeric Keeps You Looking Young

How Turmeric Keeps You Looking Young

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If you’ve been reading this blog for quite awhile, you’re probably already familiar with the wonderful benefits and uses of turmeric. Research on this ancient spice commonly used in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic practices continues to mount, with science already firmly establishing it as protective of the cardiovascular system, [1] supporter of healthy cholesterol levels, [2] and a potent free radical scavenger.[3] New research coming to light is also showing that turmeric may keep you looking young, possibly slowing down the rate at which the skin ages. Is it time to start adding this yellow spice to your beauty regimen?

How Turmeric Keeps You Young

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Turmeric Extract Improves Asthma Patients on Meds

Turmeric Extract Improves Asthma Patients on Meds

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Bronchial asthma can be a life-threatening condition and even the medications used to treat it can be deadly. All the more reason why a study on a turmeric extract safely improving the condition is so exciting.

According to the World Health Organization, bronchial asthma afflicts between 100-150 hundred million people worldwide (roughly the equivalent of the Russian Federation.[i] The condition is believed responsible for over 250,000 deaths annually.[ii] I myself suffered from this condition from at least six months of age when I was first diagnosed until the age of 18 when it disappeared almost overnight.

I still remember routinely experiencing severe asthma attacks requiring emergency room visits and the injection of epinephrine to open up my constricted airway passages. It was not until college, when I started getting deep into nutrition and natural healing, that I discovered the complete elimination of cow’s milk products like milk and cheese resulted in the total remission of my asthma, enabling me to leave behind the inhaler I used to tote around wherever I went. Interestingly, it was around six months of age that I was prematurely weaned off of breast milk onto cow’s milk based formula. I suspect I am not an isolated case and that there are thousands of unsuspecting asthma patients who would benefit from removing cow’s milk products (especially conventionally produced and beta casein alpha-1 containing forms) from their diet as well.

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8 Impressive Health Benefits of Turmeric

8 Impressive Health Benefits of Turmeric

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is an ancient spice used traditionally among the peoples of India and Asia as far back as 2,000 BC. The spice belongs in the ginger family and has been highly prized in the culinary traditions of these ancient cultures for millennia. Turmeric imparts a vibrant yellowish hue to curry dishes, and the spice is also used as a natural dyeing agent for cloths. In Persia, turmeric comes from the word saffron and is closely related to the spice.

The main phytochemicals that give turmeric its most impressive and wide-ranging health benefits are curcuminoids. Amazingly, over 9,000 medical and clinical research studies have been conducted on this amazing spice and its extracted curcumin in recent years, with most finding significant physiological benefits.

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No Flu for You! Natural Ways to Stay Free from Flu this Winter

No Flu for You! Natural Ways to Stay Free from Flu this Winter

By Gavin Bragg

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Removing the toxic burden from the body is the first natural step toward optimising your immune system. Toxins are everywhere, in our food, water, air, you name it. Nearly everything has got some sort of chemical or toxin in it. Our bodies are filled and clogged with toxic debris and are in most cases unable to properly flush these toxins, so instead our bodies end up storing them.

Toxicity in the body has been shown to dramatically reduce immune function, and has even been linked with autoimmune disorders. According to renowned Functional Medicine physician Dr. Mark Hyman MD, “The fact is, toxins may be the most important cause of autoimmune diseases”.

With that in mind, here are some natural ways to support your immune response and help you stay free from flu this winter.

Natural ways to support your immune system

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