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Health Benefits of Turmeric

                                            History of Turmeric

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The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. In the Oprah Winfrey show it was called the magic drug.

 Why take turmeric?

The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. It helps in fatty liver and pancreatitis ( inflammation of Pancreas). Cases of colon cancer are much rare in the Indian subcontinent due to the high usage of turmeric while cooking food.

Here are some health benefits of turmeric:

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs.

4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to die.

5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.

6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.

7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.

10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.

11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.

12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.

14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.

16. Studies have proved its positive effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.

17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.

18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.

19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

20. It also aids in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form. It is available in pill form in most health food stores, usually in 250-500mg capsules. In powder form it should be taken as half a teaspoon dissolved in half cup of full fat milk or with olive oil as fat makes its digestion and absorption easier.

Precautions:

Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant. It is also a blood thinner so people using statin drugs should consult their doctor before starting turmeric therapy.

Stay Healthy & Happy Always!

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Twelve Cancer Causing Substances

CAREX Canada is a multidisciplinary team of researchers based at the University of British Columbia that is developing estimates of the number of Canadians exposed to known probable and possible carcinogens in workplace and community environments.

Crystalline silica

Associated cancers:

Lung cancer

What is it?

Crystalline silica is a component of soil, sand, and rocks (like granite and quartzite). Only quartz and cristobalite silica that can be inhaled, as particles are designated known carcinogens.

Where is it found?

•In the air during mining, cutting, and drilling.

• Household cleaners, paints, glass, brick, ceramics, silicon metals in electronics, plastics, paints, and abrasives in soaps.

Benzene

Associated cancers:

Lymphatic and blood-borne cancers (like leukemia)

What is it?

Benzene is a flammable, organic chemical compound that is a colorless liquid with a sweet aroma.

Where is it found?

• Naturally produced by volcanoes and forest fires.

• In manufacturing, used to produce some types of rubber, lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, skin contact Occupations most at risk:

Wood dust

Associated cancers:

Cancers of the nasal cavities, Para nasal sinuses, and naso pharynx.

What is it?

Particles of wood created by cutting and sanding.

Where is it found?

• Anywhere wood is chipped, turned, drilled, or sanded. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation Occupations most at risk: Those in the construction industry, and to some extent, those in the logging industry.

Artificial UV radiation

Associated cancers:

Skin cancer

What is it?

Artificial UV radiation comes from man-made machines like sunbeds, medical and dental technology, and various lamps.

Where is it found?

• UV-emitting tanning devices.

• Devices that employ UV radiation in electric welding, medical and dental practices, curing lamps to dry paints and resins, and lamps used to sterilize hospital materials. Mode(s) of exposure: Skin exposure.

Asbestos

Associated cancers:

Lung, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers

What is it?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that form heat-resistant fibers.

Where is it found?

• Naturally in rock formations.

• In some auto parts like brakes, gaskets, and friction products.

• In some industrial textiles.

• In some safety clothing. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, a bit through skin contact Occupations most at risk: Asbestos miners, brake repair mechanics, building demolition or maintenance workers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, construction workers, electricians, plumbers, plaster and drywall installers, auto mechanics.

Chromium (hexavalent)

Associated cancers:

Lung cancer

What is it?

Chromium is a naturally occurring mineral that becomes carcinogenic when it is transformed into its hexavalent form through industrial processes.

Where is it found? •

In the manufacturing of stainless steel and other alloys.

•In the industrial wood preservative, CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate). • Used in small amounts in printer ink toners, textile dyes, and during water treatment. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, skin contact.

Nickel and its compounds

Associated cancers:

Lung, nasal, and paranasal sinus cancers

What is it?

Metallic nickel, a possible carcinogen, is a silver-like, hard metal or grey powder. Nickel compounds, known carcinogens, tend to be green to black, but yellow when heated.

Where is it found?

Used to make stainless steel, and also found in magnets, electrical contacts, batteries, spark plugs, and surgical/dental prostheses. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, skin/eye contact

Formaldehyde

Associated cancers:

Nasopharyngeal cancer, leukemia

What is it?

A colorless, combustible gas with a pungent odour.

Where is it found? •

Used in the manufacture of textiles, resins, wood products, and plastics

• As a preservative, formaldehyde is found in embalming fluid.

• As a preservative and disinfectant, it’s used in soaps, shampoos, deodorants, mouthwash, and cosmetics. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, skin contact.

Ionizing radiation and radioactive elements

Associated cancers:

Thyroid, breast, and blood-borne cancers

What is it?

Includes particles and rays emitted by radioactive materials, nuclear reactions, and radiation-producing machines.

Where is it found?

• X-rays, radiotherapy.

• Nuclear power plants.

• Naturally in uranium mines.

Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, via skin

Cadmium

Associated cancers:

Lung cancer

What is it?

Cadmium is a silvery-white or blue metal typically found in mineral deposits.

Where is it found?

• Zinc deposits.

• As a byproduct of mining for lead, zinc, and copper.

• Battery production.

• As pigments in plastics and coatings for electronics, steel and aluminum to prevent corrosion.

Mode(s) of exposure: I

Inhalation, ingestion

Chlorambucil / Melphalan / Cyclophosphamide

Associated cancers:

Leukemia (Yes, this is correct – these chemicals that are used in conventional medical care to “treat” malignancies can actually contribute to the formation of leukemia.)

What is it?

These chemicals are tumor growth inhibitors used as chemotherapy drugs.

Where is it found?

• In hospitals and pharmacies where malignancies are treated with conventional pharmaceutical agents. Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, skin contact

Arsenic

Associated cancers:

Lung and skin cancer

What is it?

A natural element that is a tasteless and odorless.

Where is it found?

• Trace amounts are found in all living matter.

• Used in manufacturing batteries, ammunition, hardening copper, and glassmaking.

• Used to make CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate), a wood preservative that contains hexavalent chromium (also a carcinogen). Mode(s) of exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, skin contact

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Sources: CAREX Canada and CBC Canada News

 
 

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The surprising benefits of lemon!

A contribution by:

Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore MD 1201.

This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer! 

 Read carefully & you be the judge.

  •  Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
  • Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.
  •  You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.
  • Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce thehorrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?
  • As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.
  • You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc…
  • It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.
  • Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer.
  • It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms.
  • It regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant combats stress and nervous disorders.


  • The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that: It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas .

  • The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.
  • And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

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Live strong. Live healthy & Live Long.

 

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in healing, health, naturopathy

 

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Ghazala & Mohsin ke naam!

A marriage ended after 22 too short years. My darling friend who was just like a sister Ghazala left us for a better place at just 41 years of age. so unpredictable and tragic. Cancer is a silent killer.

Her husband my dear friend and brother Mohsin is left behind to face this world and what it has to offer with the support of just his family and some friends. 

Nothing can fill the gap that his beloved , wife and friend Ghazala left. This poem; written in Roman Urdu; is dedicated to them.

                 ” The most loving, compassionate and caring couple,

                              I ever came across in my entire life.”

Kab Yaad Main Tera Saath Nahin

Kab Haath Main Tera Haath Nahin, 

Shukar hai Ke Apni Raaton Main 

Ab Hijr Ki Koi Raat Nahin..

 

                                                         Jis shaan se koi qabar mein utray

                                                          Wo Shaan Salamat Rehti Hai, 

                                                          Ye Jaan To Aani Jani Hai

                                                          Is Jaan Ki  Koi Baat Nahin..

 

Maidan-e-Wafa Darbar Nahin

Yahaan Naam-o-Nasab Ki Pooch Kahan, 

Aashiq To Kisi Ka Naam Nahin 

Aur Ishq Kisi Ki Zaat Nahin..

 

                                                        Ye Baazi Ishq Ki Baazi Hai 

                                                        Jo Chaho Laga Do Dar Kaisa, 

                                                       Jo Jeet Gaye To Kya Kehnay 

                                                      Haaray Bhi to Bazi Maat Nahin…..

                            Together with her family; in spirit; FOREVER

                              ” May your Love live till eternity”.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in nostalgia, poems

 

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