Turmeric and alzheimers... any hope?

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rrr1
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   Posted 4/14/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been reading about the possiblility that turmeric can help slow the formation of 'brain plaque' seen in alzheimers patients, and also may be useful in dissolving existing plaques.
 
Are there any scientific studies that show this to be possible?
 
With alz in my family history, I want to do everything possible to keep it from happening to me. Should I be taking turmeric?
 
thanks!

Post Edited (rrr1) : 4/15/2008 9:35:02 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/17/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
Yes there have been studies BUT I really do want you to talk to your doctor about this and put your mind at ease
NOT everyone responds to this .....
Keep me posted plz
Lyn
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rrr1
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   Posted 4/17/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the reply. I will certainly talk with my dr about this... but do you have any info about how some folks respond to turmeric, while others do not? Where have you read this?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Selmer
Thanks for the input
I have been away for a couple of days
Appreciate it

LYN


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rrr1
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   Posted 4/18/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for the excellent advice!

yuckygut
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I am new to the alzhiemers site, but I saw your post about turmeric/curcumin, and it rang a bell with the treatment I am taking for my ulcerative colitis and Gerd.  It is an organic drink called Haldi, which contains an activated form of curcumin, along with some kind of proprietary formulation, and the only reason I knew about its benefits in alzhiemers was from the literature research I did when I started drinking Haldi for my colitis. It seems it is as beneficial for alzhiemers as it is for colitis and Gerd.  I personally believe it is more of a prevention than a cure, but I found them at whole foods markets, and at their website which has a nice research page at Haldi4health.com.  In this formulation, it seems you get better activity and absorption of the curcumin(they also taste good as well).  I hope this helps.

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yuckygut

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/21/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I would also like to know what ingredients I am drinking
I have Crohns.........dont know if it would be beneficial for that

PLEASE make sure to talk with doc prior to mixing any RX meds and herbal meds /OTC meds.......
Just my opinion

Thanks for posting
Glad you popped over from UC

LYN
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yuckygut
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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
howlyncat, I wanted to say that I work with many alzheimers patients at the hospital, and your site is very imformative and helpful.  It seems to me that the Haldi drinks work with inflammation, that is why I believe I have had so much success with it.  I had tried curcumin pills in the past without success, but for whatever reason, this drink has done wonders for my disease process, and I believe it is helpful in all types of GI disorders.  Anyway, I will keep reading your threads, keep up the good work.
 
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yuckygut 
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drink 1 Haldi daily tongue

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/22/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yuckygut
I worked as a RN and a nurse in Geriatrics for over 30 yrs as well I owned my own retirement home but had to sell do to the illnesses and not being able to give my full 110%

Both mom and dad had Alzheimers mom passed away two yrs ago March 20th
dad was taken off life support Thursday April 17th

I am glad you enjoy the site.

I would also be interested in the ingredients in the stuff you are talking about

take care.
LYN


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/23/2008 11:18:08 AM (GMT-6)


yuckygut
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   Posted 4/23/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Howlyncat,

I am so sorry for the recent loss of your father, I wish you well. And  I congratulate you on being an RN, as it is a great profession.  I looked at the bottles of Haldi that I have, 1 is wild berry, and its ingredients are organic cherry juice, organic apple cider vinegar, purified water, organic raspberry, organic cane juice(sugar), vitamin c, citric acid, the curcumin amount not specified so I called the company,(since it is something I take daily) ,they said the curcumin is 200mg, and that they have a proprietary process that activates it so it actually is approx a gram.  What was interesting to me with all that is the activated part of it, as opposed to the pills which are not water soluble and not used by the body.  For my UC, it has been a blessing, as well as for  my friend with fibromyalgia/IBS.  The green tea is basically organic green tea, organic mint, organic lemon juice, water , curcumin, vit c , citric acid as well. 

I like the fact it is organic certified and tastes good.

What is pyoderma gangrenosum?

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yuckygut

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drink 1 Haldi daily tongue


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/23/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for that list of ingredients I appreciate it
PG is a wonderful" GIFT" fom the crohns I have gotten
It is rare but does affect ppl with UC and Crohns
It is a blood( immune) and skin disease which literally makes my blood fel like it is boiling from the inside and I will break out into small pustules and they turn into huge ulcerlike sores some right down to the bone
Very painful worse then giving birth to triplets unmedicated I think
and I have so many scars from it it is unreal
I was not DX for almost 9 yrs with this as NO one even dermy's knew what it was.....Finaly found a dermatologist that knew what it was as soon as he seen it and asked me a couple of questions
As well my family doc had researched it quite a bit .......
I have been making progress with it nd have not had a severe breakout for awhile now
Stress and trauma to the body can cause the outbreaks even colonoscopy
Take care

LYN
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jenny30
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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Few days’ back I’ve also posted here in a different thread (http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=8&m=1090589 ) after asking about Curcumin Extract, as my dearest cousin sister is still suffering with Alzheimer’s. Right now she is under medication. I asked doctor about Curcumin but he is not fully aware about this product’s effectiveness. I’ve found a site naturalplaza , where they’re talking on Curcumin. But still I’m not sure whether should I buy this for my sister or not.   


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont believe I would but we are all different with opinions right

Take care and let us know

Watch for snakeoil salesmen/woman as they make a fortune off of ppl that want to be helped or the loved ones are really their first priorty and want to get them help NOW......
Just my opinion

LYN
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yuckygut
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   Posted 5/1/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Jenny, just a quick comment on your post, I believe ingredients like curcumin, omega 3, etc, are more of a preventative with Alzheimers disease, and not necessarily curative like it can be with IBS, etc.  Even the Haldi drinks which contain a more active form of curcumin, state prevention is best, or something like that.  I think it is more of a personal choice, but as howlyncat said, be careful.

 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I also agree they are more of a preventive thing and not a cure.........At present there is NO cure which is truly a shame

Take care
I am going to research more into this

LYN
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Joshua_18
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   Posted 5/6/2008 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenny
I also heard that curcumin is anti-amyloid and anti inflammatory in nature. These common anti-inflammatories have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. So Researcher said that curcumin have enough potential for preventing Alzheimer's disease. I don’t know that your cousin is in preventative condition or not, if she is in preventative stage then you may try Curcumin Extract. Otherwise it's quite difficult to say that Curcumin would be helpful for her or not. So It's always better to consult with an expert. yeah

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/9/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Joshua
I totally agre with your post and hope you will continue to be part of the HW community

LYN
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/14/2008 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
If I ate everything they said would help Dementia i'd weigh 400 lbs........
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/15/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Snowy so true EH

LYN
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                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/15/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Last year I was 182.I'm NOT going back to that.At 5'2 I looked like a blimp & felt bad all the time.I'm 130 now & feel great my mind is still going good too.........
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/18/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Snowy
You are the best and I am glad you are at a weight you are comfy with and
I KNOW your mind is totally there

Say hi to Larry k

Luvs
LYN
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                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 

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