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  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is now the focus of an unprecedented number of clinical trials. The curcuminoids contained in turmeric are the primary active compounds that have been shown to:
    • 1.
      Improve blood sugar metabolism in diabetes and prediabetes.
    • 2.
      Reduce risk of blood clots.
    • 3.
      An increase in HDL ( good cholesterol) and a decrease in total serum cholesterol.
    • 4.
      • Cancer support - clinical trials have shown a slowing down of disease progression, a decrease in bowel polyps, increased rate of cancer cell death, reduction of inflammatory compounds that promote cancer, reduction of DNA damage, improvement in chemotherapy related symptoms.
    • 5.
      Musculo-skeletal - a reduction in joint swelling, morning stiffness and improvements in walking times.
    • 6.
      GUT health - decreased abdominal pain in IBS sufferers, reduction of inflammatory markers such as ESR and CRP.
    • There are mixed discussions regarding dose and bioavailability of Curcumin. If you need to know more about how this spice can help you, or you are confused about dosing etc, please contact the practice to organise a visit with Christine.
    • For all of the issues mentioned above, there are additional guidelines and dietary interventions that can be put in place to help you achieve better health...
    • Time to spice up your pantry,
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