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Posts Tagged ‘turmeric’

Are you familiar with Movember, also known as Men’s Health Awareness Month or No Shave November? Movember is a growing trend among men, and women more recently, during the month of November where men grow a moustache, or even let their facial hair grow, both of which raise awareness for men’s health. In particular, Movember [...]

While Starbucks is a huge name the world knows today, the products it serves are not necessarily known to make your body healthier. However, they recently released a new latte made with turmeric. You may think, “OK, what does that have to do anything?” Well, turmeric has more scientific data behind it proving that it [...]

Curcumin the Powerhouse Herb

March 18th, 2015

Many of us are familiar with Turmeric, the bright yellow culinary spice used primarily in western cooking dishes such as curry.  Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of a plant called Curcuma Longa which is a member of the ginger family. Many people, especially those who love curry are familiar with Turmeric, but what [...]

In a study reminiscent of the back-and-forth over whether beta carotene increases lung cancer risk in smokers or not, a study now suggests that curcumin too can increase the risk of lung cancer development when cancer-promoting factors like smoking, or a history of smoking, are present. As a possible mechanism for this effect, the researchers suggested that curcumin may promote cancer in smokers by accelerating the formation of free radicals in damaged lung tissue.