Dying Woman Beats Cancer With Turmeric

Hilary Gowan

Journalist

Dieneke Ferguson had fought blood cancer for five years – and she was in a serious relapse with little hope for a cure.

"I have been on all sorts of toxic drugs and the side-effects were terrifying," she said in an online interview. "At one point I lost my memory for three days, and in 2008 two of the vertebrae in my spine collapsed so I couldn’t walk. They injected some kind of concrete into my spine to keep it stable."

Then she tried curcumin, a key component of the spice turmeric. And kicked cancer's ass so thoroughly that her case was reported the pages of British Medical Journal.

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"When you review her chart, there’s no alternative explanation [for her recovery] other than we’re seeing a response to curcumin," said Jamie Cavenagh, professor of blood diseases at London’s Barts Hospital and co-author of the report.

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Dieneke's daily norm is 8g of curcumin in tablet form: that's like two teaspoons of pure powdered curcumin. It would be impossible to eat enough of it in turmeric form.

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