According to a new study yeast in our body not only feeds, but also contributes to causing cancer. When it comes to eliminating yeast from our body, the best ingredient for that is turmeric.
Critical Reviews in Microbiology published a study that showed how Candida albicans (yeast) feeds and helps in causing cancer. This study, called “Candida albicans and cancer: Can this yeast induce cancer development or progression?” showed next:
“There is currently increasing concern about the relation between microbial infections and cancer. More and more studies support the view that there is an association, above all when the causal agents are bacteria or viruses. This review adds to this, summarizing evidence that the opportunistic fungus Candida albicans increases the risk of carcinogenesis and metastasis.
Until recent years, Candida spp. had fundamentally been linked to cancerous processes as it is an opportunist pathogen that takes advantage of the immunosuppressed state of patients particularly due to chemotherapy.
In contrast, the most recent findings demonstrate that C. Albicans is capable of promoting cancer by several mechanisms, as described in the review: production of carcinogenic byproducts, triggering of inflammation, induction of Th17 response and molecular mimicry.
We underline the need not only to control this type of infection during cancer treatment, especially given the major role of this yeast species in nosocomial infections but also to find new therapeutic approaches to avoid the pro-tumor effect of this fungal species.”
Candida Albicans produces nitrosamines, that could trigger cancerous lesions, and it also produces acetaldehyde, which is cancerogenic chemical.
Scientists already know that Candida albicans promotes a cascade of inflammatory processes and they can promote increases in tumor cell adhesion, which further promotes the formation of metastasis.
This study also points to the bad effects of consuming sugar and alcohol. It is also found that sugar not only feeds cancer, but contributes to the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells. Yeast grows in the presence of sugar.
Turmeric: Cancer-Fighting Weapon
European Journal of Pharmacology published a study that showed how an ingredient in turmeric called curcumin can fight cancer.
This study, called “Curcumin and its promise as an anticancer drug: An analysis of its anticancer and antifungal effects in cancer and associated complications from invasive fungal infections” showed how invasive fungal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality when it comes to cancer patients.
The authors suggest curcumin might offer an ideal natural alternative:
“Curcumin, a natural component that is isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa plants, has attracted great interest among many scientists studying solid cancers over the last half century.
Interestingly, curcumin provides an ideal alternative to current therapies because of its relatively safe profile, even at high doses.
To date, curcumin’s potent antifungal activity against different strains of Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, Trichosporon, and Paracoccidioides have been reported, indicating that curcumin anticancer drugs may also possess an antifungal role, helping cancer patients to resist invasive fungal infection related complications.
The aim of this review is to discuss curcumin’s dual pharmacological activities regarding its applications as a natural anticancer and antifungal agent. These dual pharmacological activities are expected to lead to clinical trials and to improve infection survival among cancer patients.”
Turmeric is one of the most promising spices in the medical world, because of its amazing healing and health properties.
You can include it in your regular diet and also use it in numerous masks and homemade creams for your body. In the end your will have healthy organism, fast metabolism and strong immunity.