6 Ways That Turmeric Fights Bacteria, Viruses, Free Radicals and Cancer

1. INTRODUCTION

I love herbs and spices, not only for their flavors but also for their medicinal effects.

And if I had to pick one health all-star, it would have to be turmeric, the spice born of the curcuma longa plant that gives curries their rich golden yellow color.

It’s more than just a tasty flavor-enhancer though. The chief polyphenol in turmeric, curcumin, has healing and protective powers that make it a nutritional force to be reckoned with.

Here’s my in-a-nutshell guide to this miraculous gift of nature – and how to put it to work for you:

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A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and the creator of Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a proprietary brand of dietary supplements, detoxifying cleanses and health coaching services. Dr. Lipman received his initial medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Qualifying in 1979, he worked as a General Practitioner and immigrated to the United States in 1984. After 3 years as an internal medicine residency, he became board certified and served as Chief Medical Resident at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. While practicing Western Medicine, he became more and more aware of both the weaknesses and strengths of his training. Over time he found that by combining cutting nutritional science with age-old healing techniques from the East, he was able to help a lot of people – effectively, safely and without side effects. Dr. Lipman is the author of 3 books: Total Renewal – 7 Key Steps to Resilience Vitality and Long Term Health; Revive – End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again; The New Health Rules – Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness. Dr. Lipman sits on the Board of the Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit Educational Fund in South Africa, and lectures throughout the world on health related topics.