Parkinson’s disease is experienced by more people than those suffering from multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. It is estimated that 7-10 million individuals are living with Parkinson’s worldwide, with 96 percent of diagnoses occurring after the age of 50. What these millions of people need to know is that their disease can be helped with numerous natural remedies. A compound from an ancient herb known as turmeric is one of those remedies.
Turmeric and Parkinson’s Disease
New research shows that curcumin, a natural phenol and compound of turmeric, is proven to be effective at preventing Parkinson’s disease by disrupting proteins involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Basir Ahmad, an MSU postdoctoral researcher, previously led a team of researchers who demonstrated that ‘slow-wriggling’ proteins can cause clumping and aggregation — the first step in the development of diseases like Parkinson’s. Now, Ahmad and his team have shown that curcumin is effective at preventing this clumping by “rescuing the protein from aggregation” and subsequently halting the development of Parkinson’s disease.
“Our research shows that curcumin can rescue proteins from aggregation, the first steps of many debilitating diseases…More specifically, curcumin binds strongly to alpha-synuclein and prevents aggregation at body temperatures” says Lisa Lapidus, MSU associate professor of physics and astronomy who co-authored the paper with Ahmad.
Being aware of natural alternatives for Parkinson’s disease is crucial. It was recently reported that a pharmaceutical drug known as Mirapex, which is a medication pushed on those suffering from Parkinson’s, is actually responsible for causing the greatest amount of side-effects related to compulsive behavior. Combine this with the health-destructive nature of all pharmaceuticals, and you will be happy to know of the natural alternatives.
Instead of resorting to medications, brain exercises have been shown to provide significant relief to Parkinson’s patients. In addition, tai chi can improve balance and lower the risk of falls in those suffering from mild or moderate Parkinson’s disease. Of course turmeric can be utilized alongside with these solutions, and you’ll be giving your body one of the most powerful and health-promoting foods at the same time.
13 thoughts on “Curcumin, Turmeric Proven Effective at Preventing Parkinson’s Disease”
Proven effective by what clinical double blind studies (with control group)!!! do you have any "real" evidence for this….NO!!!! there must be a duck here at the natural society…I here the quacking…..if it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck IT MUST BE A QUACK!!!!!!!!
I don't need anything but the results to show me that it is working for me. The pain in my hips and other area's of my body are gone now and I am able to walk again without pain. I have been living with ongoing arthritis development for years now. The arthritis is still there, but the pain is not. So, rave on physio Anonymous, I don't care that evidence is not enough for you! When it works, it works.
Always interesting to see which people are the "anonymous" ones – usually the people who have nothing useful to say.
Can you site any peer reviewed paper's on this…..didnt think so….i know the cure for the ailment known as the natural society…it's called…james randi!!!!!! and that's no placebo…..although it is natural !!!!!!
Randi is a magician by trade – someone who does tricks like sleight-of-hand and other misleading amusements. He ISN'T a chemist or a naturopath, and has turned up in some of most disgusting and orchestrated demolition attempts on first rate medical research which helps patients rather than Big Pharma.
Good news. Hopefully they find a cure for parkinson.
Being judgmental on new evidence does not discredit its validity. As in the walnuts being a source of omega 3 and then being attacked as a rich source by the pharmaceutical society demonstrates that natural remedies are not readily accepted by the big drug manufacturers and they might even suppress information about helpful ,easily bought, and cheap home remedies. Anonymous critics sound more bogus than limited experiments.
My Dad is in the late stages of Alzheimer's as well as Parkinson's. He is 73 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 13 years ago. His weight before March 21,2012 was 92 Lbs. We started mixing Turmeric in with his food 3 times a day March 21,2012 and within two weeks we noticed somewhat of an improvement, he was moving more as well as awake for longer periods of time. Before we started this he had to have pillow's around him for support in a wheel chair, he no longer needs those pillow's for support as he sit's up straight in the wheel chair now. His weight on May 11,2012 was 98 Lbs. There seem's to be changes almost daily since starting this as he now recognizes my Mom as his wife, tries to talk more,able to say some words clearly, able to walk with assistance on both side of him,sing's along with familiar songs and gets some of the words correct.
My mom was recently diagnosed in the second stage of Parkinson.
May i know how to prepare this tumeric? Is it to blend into powder & mix in drink?
This sounds exactly like my Dad now Derrell. He's in stage 5 of Parkinson's Disease and has Dementia. Medically proven or not, if you get results like this, when your desperate as we are, we'll try anything. Thanks for the info.
I believe that turmeric was used in addition to his medication. Also, who prescribed it three times a day. I just started to use it on a relative
There are no double blind studies because turmeric is cheap and can't be patented. So there is no money available for research.I have experienced much relief from arthritis using curcumin from turmeric. I tried it because of the severe side effects that I experienced from drug based anti-inflammatories. I'm a nurse and I have recommended this to numerous others who have had good results. It has any other benefits as well.
can you please let me know how you used to take turmeric. like water or with milk or with food ???