As you may already know, I am a multiple myeloma survivor.  Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow.

For years, curcumin (an abstract of the east Asian spice, tumeric) has been touted as a natural alternative to chemotherapy against myeloma.

I have friends who take it regularly along with their conventional myeloma therapies.  I also know of a few people who are relying on curcumin alone.

Effectiveness is a difficult thing to prove with any supplement.  There are ongoing classic, clinical studies looking at curcumin in multiple myeloma and several other cancers.

I do know that in order to gain any benefit, proponents feel the patient must take a lot–and I mean a lot–of curcumin daily.

Which presents another challenge:  What dose works best–if it works at all?

From time to time I read about curcumin being used against other cancers.  Here is a link to Dr. Mercola’s website, touting curcumin’s ability to prevent up to 50% of breast cancer cases.  Dr. Mercola is a raw food advocate and self proclaimed nutritionalist.
Woman with Cancer Awareness Ribbon

A lot of what he says makes sense.  But how do you prove a claim like this?  Wouldn’t the Today Show be opening with headlines promising a 50% reduction in breast cancer?

Big claim.  Any real evidence?  Go to:  Breast Cancer Breakthrough – Cut Your Risk of Death in Half and see what you think.

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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