Health and Nutrition Stuff
Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, continues to be hailed as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. But a new review of the scientific literature on curcumin has found it's probably not all it's ground up to be.
US investigative journalist Nina Teicholz calls it “a victory for science”. SA scientist Tim Noakes says it proves that one person can “change the world”. This article calls it a decisive defeat for medical, scientific and dietetic establishments in their ongoing war against the critics.
An analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day - equivalent to a handful - can cut people’s risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, their risk of cancer by 15 percent, and their risk of premature death by 22 percent.
Homeopathy is one of the most enduring forms of snake oil available to consumers; it has been duping people since 1814. But the US government only recently decided to clamp down on these bogus treatments, with a new policy from the Federal Trade Commission.
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