31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against Chemicals

Unfortunately, we live in a post- industrial world where we are simply bombarded with toxic chemicals everywhere we go. Our food, our water, our furnishings, and the air are filled with toxic chemicals and they can’t be entirely avoided, no matter how hard you try.  Petrochemicals are found in body care products, water, and air. These toxic chemicals accumulate in the body over time. Some seemingly harmless chemicals, such as Triclosan, are very potent endocrine disrupters and interfere with the body’s natural hormones, even when this chemical is present in only very small doses.

The main herbicide in Roundup is glyphosate and this chemical was discovered, through a cell study, to have possible carcinogenic activity, even at the unbelievable level of one part per trillion concentration level. The EPA, who is supposed to be looking out for the public’s safety seems more interested in protecting Big Agriculture instead.


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Parabens, which is a preservative that is used in almost all body care products and a few food products, has been found in a tumor sample from a human breast at much higher levels than the natural estrogen concentrations that are usually found in breast cancer. This could mean that these synthetic chemicals, that are imitating the body’s hormones, are creating a health nightmare that we have only begun to realize.

BPA (bisphenol A) an extremely common chemical used in many types of plastics and paper (including currency) is now also found in high levels within the human body.

A study published in the Journal Phytotherapy Research showed that the main plyphenol that is found in turmeric, which is called curcumin, can actually reverse the cancer causing pathways that BPA can activate. There have been more than 5,000 published studies involving the vast protecting powers of turmeric.


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Of course in an ideal world we wouldn’t need to spend money on studies to show us how to protect ourselves from our own food and environment. That would be an ideal world, however, and it’s certainly not the one we currently live in. During this time of uncertainty,  the most important things you can do that will ensure your health, and the health of your family, are to eat organic foods, and take all precautions, such as filtering your drinking water, and using turmeric. This healing spice might very well be the most important herb you take in regards to reducing your risk of exposure to many of the modern day chemicals, radiation, infectious disease, and electromagnetic fields. Read more about 12 chemicals at your home that are screwing with your hormones.

There are numerous studies that show that there are more than 600 health conditions that have been successfully treated or prevented by the use of turmeric. The list is absolutely stunning as to the number of things turmeric can help with, including, at least 170 different physiological processes inside your body that can actually relieve physical suffering.

The good news here is that turmeric, this ancient spice, has many healing and protective properties that will go a long way towards regaining our health. There are too many things to be listed here, but here is a small sample of the 31 verified toxic chemicals that turmeric can protect you from:

  • Acetametaphen
  • Acrylonitrate
  • Acrylamide
  • Aflatoxin
  • Alcohol
  • Antibiotic
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Benzo[a]pyrene-induced Toxicity
  • Cadmium
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Toxicity
  • Cortisone
  • Dioxin
  • Drug-Induced Toxicity (various)
  • Fluoride
  • Heterocyclic Amine
  • HIV Drug
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Lipopolysaccharide (Bacterial)
  • Malathion
  • Mercury Methanol
  • Naphtalene
  • Nicotine/Tobacco
  • Nitrite
  • Pesticide Toxicity
  • Phthalate

There are many ways we can help reduce our exposure to the toxic chemicals that surround us on a daily basis. Taking turmeric on a daily basis is one of them. The people of India eat an average of 2.5 grams of turmeric per day in the form of curry powder. This would equal about 6 capsules of a turmeric supplement. Still don’t believe turmeric can benefit you? Take note of this; the people of India have the lowest rates of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer in the world. Find out other spices for your health.