Tumeric tastes great but I would question if it was good for anything healthwise. I think much of the hype surrounding Tumeric being good for losing weight, preventing Alzheimer’s, treating diabetes, preventing baldness, treating cancer and more (although to the best of my recollection I have never heard the anti-inflammatory claim before) is marketing hype to sell turmeric and sell it as a supplement instead of just as a spice.
Turmeric has done the full circle: from ancient remedy to hipster Western drink. Even today, Indians readily apply it on fresh wounds, chicken-pox scabs, and insect bites. Medical professionals prescribe it for urological diseases, worm infections, and even cancer. Such has been the hype that the yellow-golden spice is widely touted as a validation of traditional medicine….
Futher reading on Tumeric…
- Turmeric: Tasty in Curry, Questionable as Medicine – Science-Based Medicine
- Turmeric/Curcumin: The “Natural Remedy of the Century” or a Waste of Money? – CSI
- Turmeric May Be Tasty, But It’s Not a Cure-All | Smart News | Smithsonian
- Turmeric: What is it Good For? | Skeptoid
- Can Turmeric Prevent or Cure Disease? – Scientific American
- Snake Oil Du Jour: Turmeric | The Skeptical Cardiologist
- Curcumin Will Waste Your Time | In the Pipeline
- Curcumin Hype vs Reality | NeuroLogica Blog
- Evidence Update: Biologic Plausibility of Curcumin (Turmeric) Very Low | The SkeptVet
- Boosters say turmeric is as a wonder drug that can help skin, fight depression and even cancer. Here’s what the science says. – The Washington Post
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Notable Liberal Democrat Accomplishments
- Got Women the right to vote
- Got African-American the right to vote
- Created Social Security liftin million of elderly out of poverty
- Passed the Civil Rights Act
- Ended Segregation & Jim Crow
- The Voting Right Act
- The Civil Right Act
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
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A meme circulating around Facebook this late March…
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More on understanding Probabilities in Medicine:
In his bestselling book, Fooled by Randomness (which was named one of the smartest books of all time by Fortune magazine), Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses a question that was posed to a group of medical doctors. A test of a disease presents a rate of 5% false positives.
Probability Science and its problems, especially for medicine and physics
Trump’s presidency is unravelling. But he won’t fall without a push | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian
Even by Donald Trump’s standards, Tuesday was extraordinary. First came the tweet that he had fired his secretary of state Rex Tillerson. Then a state department spokesman issued a statement claiming Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his dismissal, and had heard about it on Twitter.
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