Turmeric Curcumin: Health Solution or Health Scam?

filed by Dr. Shawn Avery | February 16, 2017

Turmeric Curcumin: Health Solution or Health Scam?

A New Study Reveals 3 Shocking Facts




This extract from a yellow culinary spice has become one of the most talked about supplements in recent years. Famous physicians such as Dr. Oz and Dr. Weil, as well as numerous health publications, have touted it as a “must take” for numerous chronic conditions.


The QUESTION however, is does the science back up these claims? How well does Turmeric perform in relation to prescription drugs when treating Arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Cancer?


Luckily, respected ethnobotanist Dr. James A. Duke, did the legwork for us. He reviewed more than 700 studies to compile the most comprehensive report on Turmeric ever published. How well did it stack up? The results may surprise you…

Clinically shown to prevent the onset of :

  • Alzheimer’s disease – Duke found more than 50 reports that indicate that extracts of turmeric effectively block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the harmful plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.

Works as well as dangerous medications to fight:

  • Arthritis – Turmeric contains more than two dozen known anti-inflammatory compounds. In his report, Duke concluded that patients with arthritic symptoms showed an incredibly high rate of improvement when taking curcumin, with none of the side effects of prescription drugs.
    If you would like to learn more about Arthritis and Joint Pain be sure to read:

    3 Surprising Ways That Joint Pain Can Ruin Your Family Life…

Studies indicate that it is effective in the prevention of:

  • Cancer – Dr.Duke noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and turmeric were effective in animal testing in the prevention and treatment of colon, mammary, prostate, and several other types of cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with the results reported for pharmaceuticals.

The scientific data substantiates the claims that Turmeric Curcumin appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases and does so with virtually no adverse side effects.


  1. Beckstrom-Sternberg, Stephen M. and James A. Duke. Phytochemo Database USDA-ARS-NGRL. 5/15/01.
  2. Chopra, Deepak. Perfect Health. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  3. Duke, James A. Dr. Duke’s Essential Herbs. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press, 1999.

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