This Morning Guest Claims Curry Cured Her Cancer
A 67-year-old who was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in 2007 appeared on This Morning to chat to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about the benefits of the spice, turmeric...
Celebrities have often praised the spice for its medicinal properties, with stars like Gary Barlow claiming that it has helped him lose weight.
The list of turmeric fans is a star-studded one, as the likes of Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daisy Ridley and even Sir Michael Caine have publicly expressed their love for the spice.
Turmeric is believed to reduce inflammation in muscles, skin and joints, have beneficial anti-aging properties and even improve your memory.
One of the active ingredients in the spice, curcumin, is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory super-foods on the market, and turmeric is used in a lot of your favourite curries.
Appearing on This Morning, guest Dieneke Ferguson talked about how she used turmeric when diagnosed with a terminal blood cancer, multiple myeloma.
She'd tried five years of medication to treat the cancer, and even went through three rounds of chemotherapy before being told the treatment would have to come to an end.
She said: "With myeloma you just have regular blood tests...normally if you don't have any chemo and you have multiple myleom, your cancer count goes up.
"It didn't go up. It stayed the same and then slowly went down."
It took two years for her consultant to report the remarkable change in her condition.
Professional blood disease experts wrote about her case, and said there was no explanation other than that the curcumin she was taking was having an effect.
Now, it's important to note that Dieneke takes the curcumin in a concentrated tablet form, and she would need to eat a LOT of curry to see the same benefits, but it's definitely an excuse to pop down to the takeaway this weekend.
Consult with a GP or pharmacist before taking any supplements or medications.
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