After five years of receiving the standard medical protocol for a rare incurable cancer, multiple myeloma, Dieneke Ferguson had run out of options with the disease as it progressively became worse and the doctors could do nothing else for her. In 2011 she was given a life expectancy of maybe one year.
Not giving up, that May 2011, she turned to the internet to see if others may have had success using alternative treatments (that the medical establishment eschews) and ultimately finding her case and remedy being published six years later in the British Medical Journal – Long-term stabilization of myeloma with curcumin.
‘When you review her chart, there’s no alternative explanation [for her recovery] other than we’re seeing a response to curcumin,’ Jamie Cavenagh said, professor of blood diseases at London’s Barts Hospital.
Research suggests doses up to 12g daily are safe with few side effects, and numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of ingesting curcumin.
- Able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells *.
- Able to arrest bladder cell cancer growth in vitro
- Reduce diet-induced liver fat build-up
- Protective effects on the kidneys in clinical settings
- Curcumin seems to enhance the synthesis of DHA and increase concentrations in the liver and the brain. This may prove especially useful for those who do not consume fish or supplement fish oil (DHA is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that is vital for brain development and protection. It is the most prevalent omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue).
- Confer significant protection against colonic inflammation and improve symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
- There has been some promising research concerning curcumin as a safe therapeutic agent for many cancers, including colorectal cancer. This has been shown through various studies in cell cultures, animal models, and humans
- Ability to kill myeloma cancer cells, reduce or prevent myeloma cell proliferation, and enhance the effectiveness of conventional drugs.
There is a certain curcumin protocol which should be followed, and Margaret writes that she first made the mistake of
taking large quantities of turmeric, and even though it is very bio-active and healthy and has been shown to be effective in other disorders by itself, curcumin alone is the component the studies have examined, and it makes up only 2% of the Turmeric herb.