CURCUMIN vs CANCER
Dr. Goel recently joined Tonia on the show to talk about the benefits of using turmeric as a daily supplement and in cooking.
Ajay Goel, PhD, Director of Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center, is at the forefront of the latest research on the use of curcumin for the prevention and treatment of cancer, especially colon cancer.
Colon cancer can take decades to progress, but for men and women in the U.S. it remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. A beautiful yellow compound extracted from turmeric, curcumin, has become a gold standard for the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. Not only can curcumin help prevent cancerous mutations to our cells, but in the fight against cancer it has been shown to make conventional treatments, like chemotherapy, work better with less adverse effects.
Dr. Goel’s research has also shown how curcumin targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, and triggers cancer cell death. They’ve even found a way to turn ON the gene that suppresses cancer tumor growth.
Ajay Goel, PhD, Director of Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center, has spent 20 years researching cancer and has been the lead author or contributor to over 150 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals. He is one of the world's leading researchers on curcumin and colon cancer and is currently researching the prevention of gastrointestinal cancers using integrative and alternative approaches, including botanical products. Two of the primary botanicals he is investigating are curcumin (from turmeric) and boswellia.