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turmeric – more effective when cooked

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 16, 2009

I can’t find the research that is supposed to support this contention – that turmeric is more effective when cooked (for about 8 minutes) but I did find this excellent source of information on turmeric


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Is turmeric the perfect spice?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 17, 2009

Dr Mercola quotes Dr. David Frawely, founder and director of the American Institute for Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico:

“If I had only one single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish.

Turmeric has a broad spectrum of actions, mild but certain effects, and is beneficial for long term and daily usage. Though it is a common spice, few people, including herbalists know of its great value and are using it to the extent possible. It is an herb that one should get to know and live with.”

For a list of its beneficial effects go to

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turmeric and curcumin – and prostate cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 18, 2009

There’s really a lot of info on this site so do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books.  For more information go to

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?”- Rev. Bill Newbern


Two level tablespoons of Turmeric will yield slightly
more than 2 x 500mg capsules of Curcumin (2.4 capsules, to be exact).

Add ground black  pepper to the mix as this works synergistically with turmeric.

Turmeric contains roughly 4% curcumin. That means for every 4mg
> curcumin, you need to take 100mg Turmeric (1:25 ratio). Therefore, to
> get 3 gram (3000mg), you will have to take 75 gm (75000mg) of
> turmeric. If you want to ingest relatively large quantities of
> curcumin, then taking it via turmeric is not the way to go. See
> http://www.turmeric -curcumin. com/ for a discussion on this.

Researchers believe the combination of cruciferous vegetables
and curcumin could be an effective therapy not only to prevent
prostate cancer, but to inhibit the spread of established prostate
cancers.  Best of all, this combination- cauliflower spiced with
turmeric-is absolutely delicious! For protection against prostate
, cut cauliflower florets in quarters and let sit for 5-10
minutes; this allows time for the production of phenethyl
isothiocyanates, which form when cruciferous vegetables are cut, but
stops when they are heated. Then sprinkle with turmeric, and healthy
sauté on medium heat in a few tablespoons of vegetable or chicken
for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and top with olive oil, sea
salt and pepper to taste.

(Thanks to Marc Swanepoel and Duane Christensen for this information)

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