Today I would like to comment on one of the most incredible discoveries in the field of cancer, and that is a substance that has been very thoroughly researched over the last fifty years and it is called curcumin which is derived from turmeric, the herb that is used in Indian kitchens or many places in the world where curry is used in the food. And curry basically derives its yellow color from turmeric which is the root, it is an orange yellow root which contains a very powerful active ingredient called curcumin.
This curcumin has been researched very thoroughly with regards to healing cancer and many inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and it is turning out to be far superior in not just preventing cancer but also having healing properties. And the curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, having an ability to actually change the environment of the tumor or cancer cells to a point that cancer cells either die or they simple become inactive and it prevents the generation of blood vessels that support tumor cells.
So it is now believed particularly by such fantastic cancer research centers as the Texas Anderson Cancer Center which published a groundbreaking scientific review of their favored anti-cancer nutrient curcumin, and I quote here, say that “Curcumin is one of the most powerful and promising chemo preventive and anti-cancer agents.”
The anti-cancer properties of Curcumin have been thoroughly investigated and several mechanisms of action have been discovered.
Curcumin exerts its biological activities in healing cancer through epigenetic modulation.
Curcumin is one of the most powerful Cancer gene regulators
Epigenetic is a ring of genetic research science that is looking at what influences gene behavior and it is found that, genes themselves do not undergo genetic mutation without an external reason. That means something in the environment, something that is external to the gene, is creating a modulated or changed gene behavior.
Now this is very important because for many years we have been told that genes just change, they may just develop a faulty mechanism and then they create diseases, but, as we are learning now from genetic research, the most advanced genetic research is that, epigenetic, that means the environment influencing the gene behavior, is far more crucial than finding out what the genetic faults there may be because the genetic behavior can be modified again and again.
Genes can, that have mutated into cancer promoting genes, can be re-modified, can be changed again simple by changing and altering the environment and the effect the environment has on these genes.
In other words, if we have a way to control the surroundings of the genes, then the genetic blueprint will be changed again. So there are, every gene has, many thousands of different possible gene expressions that can come about simply by altering the gene environment.
So what does the environment include?
Well, it is what eat, how clean our blood is, how well our liver functions that cleans up the blood, the amount of bile we produce in the liver to allow us to digest our food effectively, so the better the liver works, the better blood and cleaner environment we have, which in turn affects or influences the genetic blueprint of a cell. So that is one thing, then there are toxins that sometimes cannot be cleaned up by the liver if they enter the cell environment then that affects the gene behavior, that is again epigenetic, the cell environment is modifying the genetic blueprint.
Then either our thoughts, feeling and emotions which have now been proven very,very strongly to have very powerful effects on our gene behavior. There are many scientific studies that show directly very clearly how the thoughts and feeling and emotions translate into changed gene behavior.
So for example, if we are angry about something, then that will immediately impact the functions of the genes, how well they produce certain proteins and what they do in order to create a very healthy output of these proteins that are necessary for normal cell and organ functions.
The other thing that influences genes are obviously what we drink and what we eat. There are certain foods that have very powerful influences on cell behavior and gene behavior such as cruciferous vegetables, which not are known to have great anti-cancer properties. But is not against the cancer, it is basically removing the need for cancer.
In my book “CANCER IS NOT A DISEASE, IT’S A SURVIVAL MECHANISM“, I clearly described the mechanism, how we influence the environment of the cell which in turn then has to modify its genes in order to accommodate these changed environments.
And so when a person is undergoing cancer or developing cancer cells it does not necessarily mean that he will ever develop cancer. In fact, new research shows that so many person have groups of cancer cells in the body and they will never ever develop into what is known as the disease cancer.
So it depends on how we control… we do not have to control the cancer… how we support the cells in the body, how well they are oxygenated, we now know that oxygen deprived cells can develop into cancer cells simply as a matter of survival, they want to survive. They want to continue serving some functions in the body and if they are oxygen deprived, if they are congested, if the environment is clogged up with waste matter then, obviously, they cannot.
They can’t breathe oxygen very well and therefore there is a requirement to produce new blood vessels that supply new oxygen or oxygen to those cells and however that also delivers more glucose to the cells and so cancer cells may proliferate when these extra cells are created.
Turmeric can prevent Cancer
Now with turmeric and curcumin it is found that the herb itself or, the active ingredient curcumin itself, can discourage the formation of new blood vessels which means that existing cancer cells can never ever proliferate or spread or grow into solid tumors. So curcumin is definitely is a great way to prevent cancer, and if it is there to reverse, to help reverse it, simply by denaturing and decomposing or breaking down existing blood vessels that nurture tumor cells
There is a simple recipe that is being known to allow the sort of a high absorption of curcumin to enter the cells of cancer cells, that is to boil curcumin, a tablespoon, in water for five or ten minutes and then drink the solution of that, that will help to increase the absorption of curcumin into the cells of the body.
So there is a lot of information you can find on the internet, just search for research – turmeric – curcumin, you will find a lot of answers.
Of course I have also discussed it in my book quite a long time before anyone was really talking about it. I have been eating turmeric for about forty years, I add it to my foods, at least half a tablespoon in my food, every single day, it is just part of my diet, I add it to vegetables and plain foods like rice.
So I suggest you do that, it is a great preventive, it is now indicating and preventing or helping with hundreds of different kinds of ailments so, definitely, it is something you would want to add to your diet.
Article and Video by Andreas Moritz of the Ener-Chi Wellness Center