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Raj
Wed Mar 17, 2010, 07:06 AM
Looks like there has been research on effects of Curcumin on Cancer:

http://www.curcuminresearch.org/

Wonder if anyone in this forum has tried this.

Raj

Neil Cuadra
Wed Mar 17, 2010, 12:18 PM
Curcumin is a constituent of the turmeric plant. Forum member "Zoe's Life" talks about taking curcumin in this forum thread. Turmeric was also mentioned in this forum thread.

According to Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-turmeric.html), curcumin has shown some anti-cancer properties but there are no definitive human studies yet. The evidence is from animal and laboratory studies. Further research is apparently in progress.

Those animal/lab studies show that curcumin may increase the risk of bleeding, which is a concern for an MDS patient. You said your dad is diabetic and curcumin may lower blood sugar, so that's a consideration too.

If your dad is thinking of using curcumin he should definitely speak to his doctor about it.

Zoe's Life
Wed Mar 17, 2010, 10:29 PM
I don't recall what I said at the time, but when I tried it, my counts plumeted. Particularly my hemoglobin. I may consider trying it again when the Aranesp stops working for me. Tread carefully though, and like Neil says, make sure your dad talks to his hemo.

Zoe

Beryl
Wed Mar 17, 2010, 10:55 PM
Looks like there has been research on effects of Curcumin on Cancer:

http://www.curcuminresearch.org/

Wonder if anyone in this forum has tried this.

Raj

Hi,
I take Super bio-curcumin from Life extension every day.
take care,
Beryl

Raj
Sat Mar 27, 2010, 03:19 AM
Thanks for the responses.

For now, my dad is not taking curcumin. The doctor does not have an opinion about it - but we plan to wait anyway until the first round of Vidaza is complete.

There does seem to be very little Curcumin research specific to MDS indeed.

Lbrown
Wed Apr 7, 2010, 04:47 PM
Circumin is a VDR agonist. The VDR or vitamin D receptor controls transcription of at least 1000 genes in the body. There is increasing evidence that VDR agonists help autoimmune conditions. I googled "curcumin vdr agonist" and there are quite a few results, many of them linked to cancer. The "native" VDR agonist is calcitriol, but that is toxic in anything but low doses. If you take Vitamin D it gets converted to calcitriol and you can get too much. I am on a VDR agonist treatment that uses olmesartan. They've had good results with many autoimmune conditions, but so far I can't say if it's working for me.

Olmesartan is known to reduce hemoglobin. Theoretically, it is temporary.

Deb

glitterandlace
Sun May 27, 2012, 07:48 AM
Would adding tumeric spices to your foods be sufficient,, anyone think?