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Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death

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DESCRIPTION: The spice turmeric appears to be able to switch back on the self-destruct mechanism within cancer cells.

This is the last of a three part video series on turmeric and cancer. If you missed the first two, check out: Back to Our Roots: Curry ( and Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric Curcumin (

Other herbs and spices such as garlic ( and amla ( have similar selective effects against cancer cell.

I talk more about this concept of "apoptosis," programmed cell death in:
• Clonal Deletion Theory of Immunity (
• Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay (
• Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both? (
• The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle (

What else can turmeric do? Here's the videos I have so far (with more on the way!):
• Who Shouldn't Consume Curcumin or Turmeric? (
• Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis (
• Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin (
• Spicing Up DNA Protection (
• Which Spices Fight Inflammation? (
• Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis (

Stay tuned for another 3-part cancer series coming up in a week or two:
1. Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer (
2. Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells (
3. Phytates for the Treatment of Cancer (

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