Let’s hope they are onto something BIG!
Good post, u can’t PATENT straight-up curcumin, so they ligate it to this fancy stuff, so they can make big bucks.
Be aware that absorption of curcumin is very low —good to eat something really fatty in order to boost (typically low) absorption —cocunut oil, curry, whatevah.
Also add piperine or bioperine.
Cheap as hell, and effective.
Wow. This sounds like they may be on to something here.
Ok, this is cool.
Well what do you know...Thalidomide causes defects in cancer cells and drives curcumin into them and they die...
I wonder if liposomal curcumin could be effective w/o the Thalidomide...
Liposomal vitamin C is easy to make at home and easily administered orally...it is as much as ten times more effective than IV-C against cancer.
Turmeric can kill cancer cells without needing thalidomide. It is a natural anti-cancer compound, among other things beneficial.
Of course, if you want to prescribe a DRUG and CHARGE LOTS OF MONEY FOR IT, pair it up with thalidomide.
I actually don’t see why they banned thalidomide.
There are two forms of thalidomide, a left handed chiral and a right handed chiral. One is safe, the other is the one that causes birth defects. Why they simply didn’t allow the one form that didn’t cause birth defects to remain the one to prescribe is kind of an over-reaction.
I remember the thalidomide babies of the 1960s. Abortion got a big push when some woman from the US was pregnant, used thalidomide, then was afraid the child would be deformed.
I remember the magazines then showing this extremely stressed out woman, while mentioning that abortions were not legal in the US.
She later went to Sweden and got her abortion.
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one of my myeloma patients was put on thalidomide, and that was a couple of years ago, so that’s not exactly new.
It is also used for leprosy patients.
Because of the danger to a fetus, they have to be very careful about using the medicine.
I have been adding turmeric capsules to my diet for about a year
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!
you know you are taking enough if you start to crave PEPPER on everything (instead of salt)