Melanoma is a one of the more dangerous cancers, a skin cancer that can rapidly spread through the body with fatal consequences. Yesterday I read a new study that was published last month (January 2015) examining the effect of Curcumin on melanoma. Curcumin is an extract of the spice Turmeric-that spice that gives curry powder its yellow color. It is also one of the most researched natural ingredients, showing impressive health potential. The study I read reported that curcumin caused apoptosis (cell death) in melanoma, and inhibited its spread. The authors of the study were impressed enough to state that it should be considered as a novel and effective treatment for melanoma. Curcumin is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, and is readily available for purchase from many sources (we sell it in our clinic).
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There is value in pointing out healthy alternatives to the standard of care in these horribly threatening degenerative diseases. Their equally undesirable treatments cry for rethinking. Some day we’ll look back on standard cancer treatments used today and find them to have been expensive, ineffective, inhumane, and barbaric.
Enhancing the signalling mechanisms of our immune response as sugested in the article can be much more desirable!