Hi, my dog had a tumor removed off her hip and the vet had to go deeper and did not have a good outcome. I researched and found that turmeric which its main ingredient being curcumin shrank cancerous tumors.
I started giving her 1000mcg of turmeric with some sought of fat, coconut oil was recommended in order for it to be more effective and adhere better in he bloodstream.
She went back to the vet 2 years later for just a check up and had no signs of any cancer, no lumps. He printed out a paper saying the same thing I found. That was 4 years ago and she is still acting like a puppy, she weighs 74 pounds and I give her now 1000mcg every other day.
ALSO, a friend, who is in her 80's was given 4 months to live and put on hospice last January. I started her on turmeric with any fat and she is OFF OF HOSPICE and doing very well. In my research, I found that India has the LEAST amount of cancer in the world. India is the highest consumer of turmeric, they use it on everything as a spice. I take it everyday for arthritis. I know the big pharma is getting wind of this because I have seen a commercial on tv for some med with turmeric in it and the prices of turmeric in capsules has gone up. If this isn't proof of turmeric shrinking cancerous tumors, I don't know what is.....
Better But With Side Effects
Turmeric may work to a very small extent because like cinnamon it modulates blood sugar levels. Research shows that sugar is the chief cause of most cancers. Taking out sugar therefore would be far more effective than Turmeric.
Turmeric apparently has a particular type of soluble oxalates which increases the risk of Kidney stones. So that limits how much you can take. For Turmeric to make a serious dent you would have to consume huge quantities of it.
But taken in moderation (no more than a 1/4 teaspoon per day) Turmeric probably will contribute to your overall health and well being. But not a cancer cure.
New York City, NY
Just read the Earth Clinic article on the healing and protective benefits of turmeric. I would like to share a helpful note to readers, many who may now wish to incorporate an herb (rhizome, technically) they traditionally have not used. The properties of curcumin are most effective when it is heated first and consumed with black pepper.
We enjoy cooking with it and always remember to include freshly ground black pepper in the meal. Piperine is a property of black pepper that assists the bioavailability of certain herbs (like milk thistle and turmeric). The NCBI website has an article quoting the increase in absorption at 2000% when accompanied by piperine!
Best regards, Leslie
Los Angeles. Ca