Better But With Side Effects
Turmeric may work to a very small extent because like cinnamon it modulates blood sugar levels. Research shows that sugar is the chief cause of most cancers. Taking out sugar therefore would be far more effective than Turmeric.
Turmeric apparently has a particular type of soluble oxalates which increases the risk of Kidney stones. So that limits how much you can take. For Turmeric to make a serious dent you would have to consume huge quantities of it.
But taken in moderation (no more than a 1/4 teaspoon per day) Turmeric probably will contribute to your overall health and well being. But not a cancer cure.
New York City, NY
Just read the Earth Clinic article on the healing and protective benefits of turmeric. I would like to share a helpful note to readers, many who may now wish to incorporate an herb (rhizome, technically) they traditionally have not used. The properties of curcumin are most effective when it is heated first and consumed with black pepper.
We enjoy cooking with it and always remember to include freshly ground black pepper in the meal. Piperine is a property of black pepper that assists the bioavailability of certain herbs (like milk thistle and turmeric). The NCBI website has an article quoting the increase in absorption at 2000% when accompanied by piperine!
Best regards, Leslie
Los Angeles. Ca