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Curcumin Fights Leukemia

Monday, 14 May 2012 09:11 AM

Question: My 15-year-old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Will curcumin make his chemotherapy more effective?
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
There is compelling evidence that curcumin can inhibit leukemia cancer cell growth and enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy. Quercetin has even more evidence for beneficial use against leukemia. The most important factor is absorption. Curcumin and quercetin powder can be mixed together in extra virgin olive oil; this greatly increases absorption of each.
There is also some evidence that by stimulating cellular immunity using beta 1,3/1,6-glucan, one can also inhibit leukemia.
It is especially important to measure iron levels (ferritin, transferrin, and free iron) because elevated iron levels worsen the prognosis of leukemia and can cause resistance to treatments.
Curcumin and purified epigallocatechin gallate (Teavigo, which is 95 percent EGCG), made from green and white tea, bind iron and directly inhibit leukemia cancer cells.

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