A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric.
Comments: She took slightly more than 1 1/2 tsp. daily. Few real facts here but anything is better than chemo if it works.
Not just any old kitchen turmeric, but curcumin. I’m seeing it in many medical articles these days.
Do NOT get your medical advice from a DM reporter! There are far better sources for information on “natural medications”.
Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, may help to reduce inflammation. Several studies suggest that it might ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, like pain and inflammation. Other compounds in turmeric might also be medicinal.
In lab tests, curcumin seems to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors. One study showed that turmeric extract containing curcumin could -- in some cases -- stabilize colorectal cancer that wasn´t helped by other treatments. But more research is needed.
My son has been battling Crohn´s Disease for 13 years. He has burned through several drugs. Always escalating to something more expensive and with more dangerous side affects. For years we have asked the doctors about diet. They all poo poo´d the idea with one doctor being so condescending about it that we dumped him and went elsewhere. Dec 2016 my son was in the worst shape we have seen him and he embraced a diet called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. At the same time the doctor was moving him off of Remicade and onto Entyvio. The diet had an immediate result. My son felt the new drugs were of no help so he decided to stop the drugs and simply follow the SCD diet. He is leading a normal life now. I kid you not. He looks better and feels better and doesn´t have to go to the hospital for an infusion every 6 to 8 weeks. My theory why doctors don´t want to talk about diet...hospitals in Ohio charge our insurance company $25,000 for one Remicade treatment. He was in California for a while and they charged $50,000 per treatment. Entyvio was $8-10K per treatment. If you have Crohn´s or know someone who does, look into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It has been a life changer for us.
She has multiple myeloma which is 100% fatal with no known cure. Dr. Barlogie, formally of UAMS, Little Rock AR, has been the world´s expert and even he doesn´t say cure. What the treatments, which this person has had, does is prolong life much more than even 2 decades ago. So was it a spice or the treatment she has received? Hard to tell from the article.
I was shocked to find out how little nutrition is taught in med school. There have been oncology nurses fired for promoting nutrition in addition to chemo. I´ve had 4 chemo treatments for lymphoma, achieved a complete response, however it doesn´t kill the cancer, I maintain my health with vitamins and supplements including 400 mg of Bio Curcumin turmeric. Only one Dr agreed with me, you don´t put diesel fuel in a gas engine. Maybe not a cure, but a great quality of life through proper food and supplements. Long time member of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, never dreaming I would need their help, recommend anyone with blood cancer contact them.
If you are interested in this and are looking at Amazon (for reviews of any product) no matter how many glowing reviews (evens thousands) always check the url of the Amazon product on:
This nifty site figures out and grades (scale of A to F) the legitimacy of reviews. I found it when we were on our fifth garden hose and I noticed how most of the reviews were posted around the same time. The reviews were as fake as the hoses were worthless).
I am 73 and am appalled how medicine has turned into assembly line medicine. Get them in, get them out and refuse to prescribe certain medicines. My recent PCP left and finding a good PCP has been a nightmare.
Turmeric is a nifty anti-inflammatory. My orthopedist told me to try it instead of getting cortisone shots for my bum knee, and one gram a day is working pretty well. HOWEVER: This lady was not taking turmeric -- she was taking (or claimed to be taking) pure curcumin. That´s a whole ´nother thing.
can´t risk a chat but this is old news. Cancer Prevention
Inhibitory effect of curcumin on epidermal growth factor receptor kinase activity in A431 cells
We explored the mechanism of antigrowth action of Curcumin by investigating its effect on epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor intrinsic kinase activity in the human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells. The short-term treatment of cells with Curcumin inhibited EGF receptor intrinsic kinase activity up to 90% in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and also inhibited EGF-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of EGF receptors. The observed early effects of Curcumin were mediated via a cellular mechanism(s), and preceded the period when inhibition of cell growth occurred.
Once again Dr. Atkins is proved correct. His book on Vita-Nutrients is a must have for those who believe that God gave us all we need to treat our problems within His creation. Most of the times big-Pharma extracts a natural ingredient from plant/fungi then wrap it up in some proprietary cover and broadcast it as their wonder-cure. Of course big-Pharma also wants the Feds to put vitamin & herbal companies out of business.
Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month. (snip) “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address,” Wilson said in a statement late Sunday. “I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty
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Sicily has borne much of the brunt of the large wave of migrants coming into Italy. But despite this, the mayor of Palermo has declared his love for migrants saying that the future of Italy is “Google and Ali the immigrant”. Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando declared his love for newly arrived migrants from Africa, most of them coming into the country illegally claiming to be asylum seekers, in a largely pro-migrant article published by French centre-left newspaper Libération. “If you ask me how many immigrants there are in Palermo, I do not answer 60, 70, or 80,000. Anyone who
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As President Trump´s many critics melt down over his use of the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and some African countries, not everyone is distracted by the president´s poor word choice. While some CNN correspondents were quick to call Trump a racist, some Fox News personalities were more willing to consider the truth behind the president´s controversial statement. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the Washington Post quoted the president as saying Thursday during a White House meeting on immigration reform. The president reportedly asked why the United States doesn´t take more people from
Nancy Pelosi has just returned to Washington, and she brought her bizarre behavior back with her. As the House Minority Leader returned to her weekly press conference, she was seen repeating words, having trouble saying “Martin Luther King” and slurring “prescription drugs.” Talking about how Democrats used Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy to push socialized medicine, Pelosi had trouble speaking. She said Democrat protests were “inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King,” tripping over the words. Pelosi retreated to her notes as she appeared to get confused about King’s message. She said she was “inspired by Dr. King’s call for fairness...
When a "White Racism" class meets Tuesday at Florida Gulf Coast University, at least two campus police officers will be on guard as a precaution. Today marks the start of the spring semester at FGCU, and Tuesday will be the first time the class meets. The course has caused controversy due to its name and garnered national media attention. "We have prepared for any possible distractions related to Tuesday´s first class of the White Racism course, but we are expecting normal campus civility as our students engage in this and other courses at the spring semester´s start," Susan Evans, FGCU´s
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Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer, who is leading a campaign for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, plans to hand-deliver 535 copies of Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, to every voting member of Congress. Steyer told San Francisco Bay Area public radio station KQED: ““We believed when we started this impeachment petition on Oct. 20, we felt every subsequent day would bring information that would bolster our argument that this was a dangerous, unfit president who needed to be removed from office, and from what I can tell, this book makes that case in very bold
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Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights. Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion. In an email to the Catholic Herald, Ms. Ploumen said that she was “very honoured” by the pontifical medal, which was sent via the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month. In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a
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Former FBI director James B. Comey is joining the faculty of his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, and plans to teach a course on ethical leadership at the school’s Washington center starting in the fall. Comey, whom President Trump fired last year, will have a nontenured position as an executive professor in education, the school announced Friday. His course will be offered through the W&M Washington Center to students of the public college based in Williamsburg, Va. Comey will teach the course in fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 with executive assistant professor Drew Stelljes.
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During his town hall tour across Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given explicit notice to pro-life Canadians that their beliefs on abortion make them second-class citizens. (Snip) According to the article, Trudeau warned that "an organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women´s rights by removing rights to abortion, the right for women to control their own bodies, is not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society." According to Trudeau, his tongue-lashing of pro-life groups was prompted by responses to a change to who can receive grants as
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