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101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

David W. Grotto, RD, LDN
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Making a paste from barley, turmeric, and yogurt in equal proportions is another common preparation. The paste can be rubbed on sunburned areas of the body. The same paste, mixed with one half glass of buttermilk and the juice from half a lime, may relieve the symptoms of bladder or kidney infection. Throw Me a Lifesaver! CONSTIPATION AND COLON CANCER: Two rat studies showed promising results in treating vastly different illnesses. In one, constipated rats were fed barley, which increased bowel movements. In another, rats with colon cancer were fed varying high-fiber diets.

Bottom Line's Prescription Alternatives

Earl L. Mindell, RPh, PhD with Virginia Hopkins, MA
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Turmeric or curcumin (curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric), which you mainly know as a spice, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as cortisone for some people during arthritis flare-ups. For a flare-up, you need to take 300 to 600 mg of curcumin, three times a day in capsules. (If you take turmeric, you may need as much as 50 grams a day, which is overdoing it!) Cat's claw or una de gato (Uncaria tomentosa) is a South American tree. Its inner bark is used to treat arthritis. You can take it as a tea (the way the natives take it), in capsules, or in tincture form.

101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

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Place olive oil into pot and heat on medium-high for 'A minute. Add turmeric, black pepper, garlic, and ginger to the oil and stir constantly until you can smell the garlic. Add chicken stock and white wine to pot and let mixture come to a boil. Add salt and stir twice. Add pasta to the seasoning mixture and fold into the sauce to completely cover noodles. Turn off heat and add broccoli to pasta and fold until completely coated. break it down . . . Calories: 350; Total fat: 6g; Saturated fat: lg; Cholesterol: Omg; Sodium: 55mg; Total carbs: 61 g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 13g.

Handbook of Medicinal Plants

Amarjit S. Basra
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Medicinally, turmeric is considered to be a strong antiseptic and is used to heal wounds, infections, jaundice, urinary diseases, ulcers, and also to reduce cholesterol levels. turmeric in the form of a paste has been used to treat external conditions such as psoriasis (anti-inflammatory) and athlete's foot (antifungal). A major medicinal compound from C. longa is the phenolic constituent curcumin. This compound has been shown to be effective against some forms of cancer and has been intensively examined as a possible antiinflammatory drug.

If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It! The No-nonsense Guide to an Eating-for-Health Lifestyle

Kelly Harford, M.C., C.N.C.
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Briefly saute lemon rind, turmeric, and saffron in light olive oil or ghee, stirring constantly. Stir in rice until coated. Add water and 1 tbsp. parsley flakes and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until all water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, garnish with remaining parsley and serve immediately. Ľ turmeric is a colorful, flavorful herb that has many medicinal qualities. It is especially beneficial to the female reproductive system.

The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-study, One-stop Guide

Brigitte Mars, A.H.G.
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Range and Appearance Native to southern Asia, turmeric is a perennial that grows up to IV2 feet tall. The leaves are long and bladelike. The beautiful white flowers grow in spikes. The orange root grows to about 2 feet in length. The plant requires a warm, frost-free climate, light shade, and moderate water. USNEA Botanical Name Usnea spp., including U. barbata, U. bayle, U. californica, 17. ceratine, U. dasypoga, U. diffracta, U. filipendula, U. florida, U. hirta, U. lobata, U. longissima, U.
The root has a smell like a cross between turmeric and mango and is used similarly to ginger, though it is more bitter. The root is sometimes used in making cordials and wines. Other Uses The essential oil is sometimes used in some perfumery. The root yields a yellow dye.
Pure Saffron Powdered saffron is frequently adulterated with the male stamens or with marigold, safflower, calendula, or turmeric. To make sure you are getting the real thing, buy the whole stigmas rather than the powder.

101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!

David W. Grotto, RD, LDN
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INGREDIENTS: 3 cups broccoli, stems and florets, raw, trimmed 1 pound penne rigate pasta, raw 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil I teaspoon turmeric, ground 'A teaspoon black pepper, cracked and ground I tablespoon garlic, fresh, minced I teaspoon ginger, fresh, minced 'A cup chicken or vegetable stock 'A cup white wine, Chardonnay 'A teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: Fill a 4-quart pot with cold water and bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until tender. Once broccoli is cooked, take out of water and place into a strainer in the sink. Do not rinse.
SKIN CANCER: In an animal study, turmeric was shown to reduce skin tumor size by thirty percent and skin tumor occurrence by eighty-seven percent compared to the control group. A study out of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston treated three melanoma cell lines with curcumin. Cell growth was inhibited and increased tumor cell death was observed. BREAST CANCER: Researchers found that curcumin inhibited metastasis to the lungs of mice with breast cancer.

Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness

Tori Hudson, N.D.
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Use seasonings such as turmeric (curcumin) that protect against environmental carcinogens, decrease inflammation, and increase bile secretion. Ginger is helpful with many types of inflammationŚand helps with liver detoxification. Adding a tablespoon of soaked and ground milk thistle seeds each day can also help with liver function. Grind a tablespoon of fresh flaxseeds and place on cereals or salads. The increase in lignans from these seeds aids in providing fiber as well as an oil that helps in the anti-inflammatory pathway.

Bottom Line's Health Breakthroughs 2007

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Possible side effects: turmeric stimulates liver function, so it should be avoided by anyone who has gallstones or any other bile-duct obstruction. Preliminary studies show that curcumin may lessen the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs, such as doxorubicin (Rubex) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). If you are undergoing chemotherapy, talk to your doctor before taking curcumin. Curry Fights Skin Cancer In a lab study of human cells, curcumin (the compound that makes curry yellow) was shown to interfere with the development of melanoma cells.

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown

David Steinman
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Hall had insisted early on that we send our reporters or, better yet, that I should come myself to visit Luna Nueva, the company's roughly two-hundred acre organic turmeric and ginger farm in Costa Rica, where several of the herbs in the formula were being grown. Although Lewis and Hall were not medical experts and were clearly going to be perceived as biased since they worked for New Chapter, other medical experts had been impressed by the formula.

PDR for Herbal Medicines

Joerg Gruenwald, Ph.D.
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Artificial colorings such as butter yellow or turmeric may be added. Other Names: White Mustard ACTIONS AND PHARMACOLOGY COMPOUNDS Glucosinolates: chiefly sinalbin (p-hydroxybenzylglucosino-lates, 2.5%), grinding the seeds into powder and then rubbing with warm water (not with hot water Ś enzymes would be destroyed), as well as chewing, releases the nonvolatile mustard oil Steinegger E. Hansel R, Pharmakognosie, 5. Aufl., Springer Verlag Heidelberg 1992. Teuscher E, Biogene Arzneimittel, 5. Aufl., Wiss. Verlagsges. Stuttgart 1997.
Storage: turmeric should be protected from light. LITERATURE Ammon HPT, Anazodo MI, Safayhi H, Dhawan BN, Srimal RC, PM 58:226. 1992. Ammon HPT, Wahl MA, Pharmacology of Curcuma longa. In: PM 57:1-7. 1991. Basu AB, (1971) Ind J Pharm 33:131. Dhar ML et al, (1968) Ind J Exp Biol 6:232. Garg SK, (1974) Planta Med 26:225. Kiso Y et al, (1983) Planta Med 49:185. Krishnamurthy N et al, (1976) Trop Sci 18:37. Masuda T et al., Anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory curcumin-related phenolics from rhizomes of Curcuma domestica. In: Phytochemistry 32:1557. 1993.

The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis

Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George
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The neuroprotective effects were attributed to curcumin, the active ingredient in the curry spice turmeric. Like resveratrol in wine, curcumin is a polyphenol that is thought to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-amyloid properties. Previous studies in mice have shown that a diet high in curcumin appears to both lower inflammatory agents (cytokines) in the brain and significantly reduce the formation of beta-amyloid protein depositions.

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown

David Steinman
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According to Katz, "Zyflamend's [combined] effects were found to be significandy more potent than a compound in the spice turmeric called curcumin, which is believed by many researchers to be one of the most promising molecules for the prevention and treatment of cancer." In fact, Zyflamend was found to be almost equivalent in its COX-2 inhibiting activity to the pharmaceutical selective COX-2 inhibiting drug NS-398. "This study on Zyflamend is exceptionally promising," he stated. "This is the first known natural blend of botanicals that is showing COX-2 inhibitory activity.

There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program

Gabriel Cousens
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Indian-Style Savory Balls 'A cup almonds, soaked Yi cup sunflower seeds, soaked A cup hemp seeds Y, cup celery, minced Y* cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated Yi teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon coriander dash turmeric dash cayenne dash hing dash mustard seed dash fenugreek Process all nuts and seeds in food processor and place into bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix to a texture that can be formed into balls. Hint: Use an ice cream scoop that is 1 % inch in diameter to portion size. Dehydrate on 145?for 2 hours.
When lentils are soft, mash them or blend with water and add into the cabbage pot. Add turmeric and salt. Remove from heat. Toss in cilantro, tomatoes, and lime juice. Serves 2.
Super Green Cactus Chia Soup 1 young raw nopal cactus pad, spines removed 4 cups greens (kale, spinach, lamb's quarters, baby lettuces, or other favorite greens) Va, cup hemp oil or stone-ground cold-pressed olive oil Va cup chia seeds or hemp seeds 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice 2-4 tablespoons ginger juice 1 -3 teaspoons kelp powder 1 -3 teaspoons maca root powder dash black pepper, cayenne, turmeric, and hing dash Himalayan or sun-dried sea salt 1 cup blessed water to desired consistency Toss all ingredients into blender and blend on high speed. Serves 1-2.

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown

David Steinman
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Spreading out over the hillsides were the broad leaves of the turmeric plants, exploding into white flowers with potent anti-inflammatory compounds. Walking in the rain forest, my ankle felt better. The rain fell hard and furious. "The farm is meant to sustain the forest because the forest is our farm," said Farrell as we tramped in and out of lush vegetation.4 Don't think that what is going on here is simply a feel-good story for effete greenies. The potential benefits and profits from this rain forest remedy could be enormous.

There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program

Gabriel Cousens
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Indian-Style Sauce 1 cup olive oil (or other recommended oil to taste) 2 cups Brazil nuts 6 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, ground 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 2 tablespoons cumin, ground A teaspoon turmeric powder 'A-% teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan salt 'A teaspoon hing 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper A teaspoon cayenne A cup ginger juice one-half bunch cilantro one-half bunch basil Optional Thai version: Add 1 tablespoon lemongrass and 1 lime leaf Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed. Serves 4 when used as marinade for vegetables.

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown

David Steinman
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Ginger and turmeric mingled with wild gotu kola, a valuable circulatory-health herb growing amid smooth pebbles and small boulders. Everywhere along fallen logs and branches was mycelium, provider of powerful immune-modulating beta-glucan sugars that protect against diseases like cancer and even prolong the survival of cancer patients (and were widely used as cancer drugs in Japan, whose average lifespan is years longer than that in the United States).

Health and Nutrition Secrets

Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
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If you insist on frying your chicken, fry it in extra virgin olive oil with turmeric or extra virgin coconut oil with turmeric and use unprocessed flour. Many people say they cannot eat turkey night after night, and want some variety in their cooking. If so, introduce chicken, but eat it no more than once a week. At this point, let me clarify my position on this issue for my vegetarian friends. While I don't think there is anything wrong with eating organic meats it must be balanced with an increased consumption of high-nutrient-dense vegetables and some fruits.

Hunger Free Forever: The New Science of Appetite Control

Michael T. Murray and Michael R. Lyon
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Such foods include: ■Garlic, legumes, onions, eggs, and other foods with a high sulfur content ■Good sources of water-soluble fibers, such as pears, oat bran, apples, and legumes ■Cabbage-family vegetables, especially broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage ■Artichokes, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, and many herbs and spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, red pepper, ginger, and licorice ■Green foods like wheat grass juice, dehydrated barley grass juice, chlorella, and spirulina.

Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition

Hyla Cass
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MSM: Up to 6 grams daily ?Turmeric: 400-600 mg three times daily Don't forget to follow the diet and multivitamin recommendations from Chapter 2. All forms of arthritis respond well to natural treatments, including supplements. Most of these treatments are side-effect free, and they treat the problem at its root cause rather than simply addressing the symptoms. Even if you are taking anti-inflammatories, a good diet and supplement program will begin the healing process.

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

David Winston, RH(AHG), and Steven Maimes
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It is usually combined with other hepatoprotective herbs such as milk thistle, schisandra, and turmeric or nephroprotective (protects the kidney) herbs such as cordyceps, nettle seed, and S. miltiorrbiza. Dosage and Safety Tincture (1:5): 40-80 drops, three times per day. Decoction: Add 2 tsp. dried cut/sifted root to 12 oz. water. Slowly decoct for twenty to thirty minutes. Let steep another lh hour. Take up to three cups per day.

The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps

Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith
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Total-Body Basic Cleanse Ingredients Morning Formula artichoke blessed thistle burdock root dandelion echinacea fenugreek garlic green tea hawthorn berry horsetail kelp milkthistle mullein nettle oatstraw oregano parsley red clover turmeric wormwood yarrow yellow dock Evening Formula buckthorn flaxseed marshmallow* rhubarb slippery elm triphala" Total-Body Advanced Cleanse The ideal advanced cleanse would be a blend of herbs and minerals formulated for deep total-body cleansing.

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

David Winston, RH(AHG), and Steven Maimes
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Other products that meet these parameters are milk thistle, cur-cumin (made from turmeric), and saw palmetto (which consists of 85 to 95 percent fatty sterols). These products are highly concentrated and they no longer represent the whole herb, so they are now considered to be phytopharmaceuticals. In many cases, such as with ginkgo and milk thistle, they are vastly more effective than the whole herb, but some effects of the herb may be lost and the potential for adverse effects and herb/drug interactions may increase.

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