I was watching the local news when they featured a study suggesting that The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown that turmeric and black pepper help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells and potential tumors. I wondered if Ayurveda, the system of medicine native to India, prescribes a specific diet for breast cancer prevention.
We read so much about healthy teeth, taking care of teeth, whitening teeth, brushing, flossing, gargling et cetera that it’s very easy to think that’s all there is to oral hygiene. But we should also devote equal time to our gums; after all, they’re the home base for our teeth.
Today, antibiotics are prescribed for all infections indiscriminately and as a result of this, there is increased microbial resistance, the evolution of super-bugs like the MRSA’s, the ESBL organisms, the resurgence of fatal viral infection and fungal diseases, and a population that is grossly immunologically compromised. So, we’d like to recommend some natural alternatives to antibiotics.
One taste of turmeric and you’ll know why this vivacious root vegetable has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to cleanse the liver, reduce arthritic inflammation, and improve energy levels. This powerful plant is a close cousin of ginger and has the same kind of super-concentrated flavor.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant from the ginger family and is native to tropical South Asia. Turmeric is a potent natural treatment long used in Asian healing traditions as an anti-inflammatory medicine and also fights cancer, improves liver conditions, lowers blood cholesterol and may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.