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Anti Cancer Foods - Turmeric for Cancer

Updated on August 27, 2014

Turmeric and Cancer Treatment

Turmeric is catching the attention of scientists more and more lately. Scientists are studying this spice as a complementary treatment for many diseases including diabetes, cancer and many more.

This powerful Indian spice has a number of health giving properties including:

These aspects are all important for a good anti cancer diet. We will discuss the various aspects below and how turmeric can help you to create a health cancer diet and also help you fight cancer.

Turmeric fights cancer

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The Keys to Cancer

Fighting cancer is about more than just killing the cancer cells. To create a comprehensive cancer care plan you must also include all the factors that can cause or promote cancer. In other words you need to stop new cancer cells from forming and you need to stop the current cancer from growing and spreading.

To create a comprehensive cancer care plan, you therefore need to create a plan that includes strategies to address the following key areas:

  1. Inflammation
  2. Immune System
  3. Digestion and Nutrition
  4. Detoxification
  5. Sugar & blood sugar regulation
  6. pH and Acidity
  7. Sleep
  8. Nutrition
  9. The lymphatic system

Turmeric is a powerful anti cancer food because it addresses five of the nine key areas that cause cancer. Turmeric fights inflammation. It helps the body detoxify. It aids digestion and therefore improves nutrition. It regulates blood sugar levels. It also helps to kill and remove cancer cells.

Because turmeric helps to fight inflammation and it also aids detox, it is also a good way to reduce the side effects experienced from chemotherapy. When you go for chemotherapy, the therapy itself causes inflammation and causes a lot of toxins to build up within the body. By drinking golden milk or taking turmeric as a supplement, you can decrease the side effects you may experience.

So turmeric is truly a powerful cancer fighting food that can be added to any good cancer care plan.

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Turmeric is easy to add to your anti cancer diet

Turmeric is a really versatile spice. You can add teaspoons of the spice to your curries and savory dishes. You can add a teaspoon to rice with a handful of raisins to create a delightful rice dish for stews and curries.

You can create a paste of turmeric and ginger and use this paste in milk. This is called golden milk. Drinking a glass of Golden Milk every day is a great way to include turmeric in your diet everyday without eating curry for every meal. It tastes great and it makes sure you get a good amount of turmeric in your diet everyday. Remember foods are not like drugs. Foods are a long term strategy for health and to fight cancer.

There is a golden milk recipe in the video included in this post.

You can also purchase turmeric as a supplement from most health stores. If you are taking turmeric as a supplement, then be sure to tell you doctor or cancer care professional that you are taking it as a supplement.

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Turmeric Anti Cancer Food

Turmeric fights cancer by fighting the following keys to cancer:

  1. Turmeric fights inflammation.
  2. Turmeric aids detoxification
  3. Turmeric regulates blood sugar levels
  4. Turmeric aids digestion and therefore aids nutrition for cancer
  5. Turmeric fights the cancer

The five keys areas in more detail

Turmeric fights inflammation

Inflammation is a key to cancer because inflammation actually creates an environment that encourages cancer to form or to start. Inflammation also feeds the tumor so inflammation actually encourages cancer to grow and to grow faster. Inflammation creates an environment where the cancer tumor can create its own blood supply - through a process called angiogenesis. This process allows the tumor to grow even faster. And finally inflammation allows the cancer to spread through a process called metastasis. So inflammation creates a place for cancer to start grow and spread.

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory food. It has been shown to reduce the chemicals which cause inflammation. In fact it is so powerful that in one study, inflammation out performed ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory!

Turmeric Aids Detox

Your liver has to filter toxins and cancer from the body. Cancer causes its own set of extra toxins and killing the cancer cells creates even more toxins. The liver filters three pints of blood every minute! When you have cancer the liver is under major strain to remove toxins and create the energy you need. Detox is vital for a cancer patient - to remain healthy and to have the energy you need to feel better.

Turmeric is great for protecting the liver, for helping the liver to create bile and for supporting the detox process so that the liver can cope.

Turmeric Aids Digestion

Turmeric is also a well known digestive aid. Digestion is essential to get the nutrients you need to fight cancer. By improving digestion, turmeric helps you get the nutrition you need to build new healthy cells to replace the dead or dying cancer cells.

Turmeric Regulates Blood Sugar

Regulating blood sugar is essential for any cancer patient. Insulin spikes cause inflammation which in turn cause cancer. High glucose levels also encourage the formation and spread of cancer throughout the body.

Turmeric is a powerful glucose regulator. In fact there are trial to see if turmeric can actually be used to treat patients who are suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Turmeric Fights Cancer

And finally last, but not least, turmeric has been shown to kill cancer cells, stop cancer growing, stop cancer spreading and even protect smokers from cancer.

There are numerous studies on turmeric and cancer and turmeric has been used to kill cancer cells in breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, throat cancer and even skin cancer. You can read more about Turmeric and Cancer Treatment here too.

Anti Cancer Foods - Turmeric

Keys to Cancer
Fights inflammation
Regulates Blood sugar
Blood Sugar
Helps Detox
Aids Digestion
Fights cancer cells
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Cancer Fighting Foods - Turmeric

There are a number of different powerful cancer fighting foods you can add to your diet to help you fight cancer, fight the symptoms of the disease and treatment and to help you create a healthy new body.

The video shows you how you can use Turmeric to help you fight cancer and how you can make golden milk to help you fight cancer through daily intake of turmeric.

Turmeric for cancer treatment


Summary - Fighting cancer with foods like turmeric

It is important to realize that most foods are not powerful to fight cancer on their own but that does not make them useless in the fight against cancer.

When fighting cancer you need all the help you can get. By adding regular amounts of turmeric to your diet you will help the body:

  • Fight inflammation
  • This will help you fight some of the pain caused by cancer
  • Support Detoxification
  • This will also help to reduce the symptoms you experience during treatment
  • Aid Nutrition
  • This means you will have more nutrients to help you build new healthy cells
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • This will stop cancer from growing faster and will reduce the fatigue you experience since blood sugar spikes cause fatigue
  • Fight the cancer cells themselves

So if you are fighting cancer, be sure to get a comprehensive cancer care plan and include turmeric in your cancer care plan to help you fight cancer.


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      3 years ago

      YES you are very right and good right up, thank you. We use Turmeric and seeing miracles especially Brain Cancer. People need to look for safe alternatives

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      There are populations which are far more likely to use turmeric as a frequent ingredient in their cooking than some other populations. Given the assertions of your Hub, why not include cancer rates of those populations versus cancer rates where turmeric is much less frequently used as a regular cooking ingredient?

      Interesting Hub. Like, Useful, Interesting.

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      4 years ago from Florida

      very helpful hub. Keep up the good work


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