Organic powered turmeric, with black pepper, is now sold at my local Wal Mart! Leading edge, self-health care available to the so-called masses.
A few years ago I learned of turmeric good effects from Anticancer. A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber. This man, a medical doctor, was diagnosed with a virulent form of brain cancer. He set himself the task of learning all he could about health, especially how food and supplements impact cancer. Anticancer is how he saved his own life for nineteen years.
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read on healthy eating. Backed by science and research. Here’s where I learned the answer to a long-time question: organic or ordinary?
Even if certain nonorganic fruits and vegetables are contaminated by pesticides, the positive impact of anticancer molecules wins out over the negative effect of carcinogen. As T. Colin Campbell of Cornell argues, as far as cancer is concerned, “Foods trump contaminants every time.” p 113
Too, too bad – David died at 50 – after 19 years the brain tumor got him. And, as he relates, not taking care of himself, not enough rest and self-care – pushing, pushing.
However he finished his last book (which I finished with tears in my eyes): Not the Last Goodbye: On Life, Death, Healing, and Cancer, published 2011. A wonderful man whose good lives on. Seeing that turmeric at Wal Mart, I saw David Servan-Schreiber.