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Curry Chemical Destroys the Plaques Associated With Alzheimer's

More research has emerged, linking curcumin -- the yellow pigment in tumeric curry powders -- to natural solutions for treating Alzheimer's by strengthening the body's immune system.

UCLA researchers tested the effect of curcumin on isolated cellscalled macrophages (part of the body's immune system that eliminateswaste products like the disease-causing amyloid beta) in blood samplestaken from a half-dozen Alzheimer's patients (ages 65-84) for a day.

The blood samples from three Alzheimer's patients improveddramatically after being treated with curcumin, improving the digestionof the amyloid beta cells by the macrophages, present from birth in thebody's innate immune system. One important factoid: Blood samples fromyounger patients responded better to curcumin, meaning the earlier Alzheimer's is recognized, the better the curry chemical works.

Still, your body may not react well to curcumin, no matter howeffectively it may work in the laboratory. So listen to your body, asit's a far better barometer for your optimal health than anything you'll read.

Other things you can do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's without harmful and potentially toxic drugs:

Science Daily October 3, 2006