Today a friend brought forth a topic that needs some understanding; precisely, whether to accept or reject Chemotherapy treatment for cancer when recommended by a doctor. Chemo is its moniker. As always, deciding what you will do before becoming properly informed about important matters is unsound and can be detrimental. The following is basic info you need to know. Cancers are formed when certain of a body’s cells have abnormal growth rates beyond replacement needs, producing lumps of non-functional cells which can crowd out the normal cells. Chemo both kills and slows the growth of cells, especially the faster-dividing ones. Because all the body’s cells are affected, almost all Chemo agents have side effects, mostly in the faster growing normal cells, such as hair and blood.

What Info Should One Know About Chemo?

Curcumin is the active yellow ingredient in the spice turmeric which has many proven benefits. The biochemical name for curcumin is index finger length and almost unpronounceable! It has been confirmed to lessen the process of aging. Interesting NO? A number of aging-related diseases including arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and the dreaded DEMENTIA are among the diseases avoided. I am uncertain why, but turmeric is an Asian spice that is a staple additive in some of the places with the longest-lived people on Earth! Especially, Japan the captain of longevity (#1 out of the 201 countries) and especially Okinawa which houses the longest-lived seniors in Japan!! Curcumin's mode of action is not precisely known but one modus is certain: it reduces inflammation ─ big time. Inflammation is a major player in aging and ushering in aging’s diseases. It is in the class of chemicals termed polyphenols which includes resveratrol which is the health-promoting substance in red wine. Importantly, curcumin in prediabetes prevents progression to diabetes and its potential problems.1

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