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Scientists have discovered that an ­ingredient in the spice turmeric, used in curries, could help repair patients’ brains.

Oil isolated from it can trigger the rapid growth of stem cells and their ­development into neurons, which the brain uses to process and transmit information.

The breakthrough paves the way for the ­creation of new drugs which could potentially treat a host of cruelly debilitating conditions from dementia to stroke.

Dr Adele Rueger, of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, said: “While several substances promote stem cell proliferation in the brain, fewer drugs additionally promote the differentiation of stem cells into neurons, which constitutes a major goal in regenerative medicine. Our findings take us one step closer to achieving this goal.”

In laboratory tests, researchers found aromatic turmerone, one of two main compounds in turmeric, boosted the production of brain cells in rats by up to 80 per cent. And injections of oil produced from the compound led to growth in two key brain regions.

This early stage study highlights the effects of aromatic turmerone in rat brains but the findings are a long way from determining whether this compound could help fight diseases like Alzheimer’s
Dr Laura Phipps, of Alzheimer’s Research UK
The human brain naturally contains stem cells that will trigger a regenerative response following injury such as stroke. But this regeneration is incomplete in adult

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yes pam ive read you have to be careful about the dosage brother takes half a teaspoon a day in his smoothies! i do feel better and less brain FOG? when im taking my coconut oil everyday sometimes i just forget to take it but i am convinced theres something in it that keeps you more alert!
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Kaz, Turmeric is what makes Yellow Mustard that bright yellow color. So if you take the supplement in large amounts, you may mistakenly think you have jaundice. You may see yellow sweat stains on clothes and bedding.
Eating curries is verrry good for you, as there are multiple beneficial spices in there.
FF dry red wine has lots of resveratrol, but OH NO the temperance unit here will be accusing us of poisoning them. C'est La Vie.
Captain, liters X 61.024 = cu.in. 4.3 Lx61.024=201.38 cu in. With six cylinders that is a 3.626" bore and 3.25" stroke. he he he.
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I very much believe AD is hereditary. So does a lot of scientist who have studied it for years. Thankfully Kaz, all your mum's doctors and Psychologist's and siblings say your mum does not have it and is fine.

My mother's mom did not have it, her sister had it, now mom. Praying it skips me.

There is not enough time spent on this illness, not by me nor the scientists. When you actually go through a parent with AZ/Demntia is is traumatic to say the least. I can't do enough to make my mother's time on earth as pain free as possible. The disease is always trying to make that impossible.
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so true cap my mum skipped a few years in school as she was too bright! No how intelligent you are has nothing to do with it! i think in mums case she had too much stress and meds all her life! i dont agree with all these meds thats why i try to heal as naturally as possible. Doc insisted on putting me on zanex but i still refuse these and antidepressants so far so good! i smoke too much but will try and stop soon when the time is right! we can spend too much time and research worrying and trying to avoid this illness but lifes too short! i also dont believe its hereditary as mum is the first noone in either family had this?
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so much for brain teasers / puzzles helping us to stay sharp too . my mom was a whiz kid at crosswords and the like , but she lost her mind as completely as one can lose their mind near her end of life . doc asked her to spell " world " backwards once and she fired it back to him in an instant . sheeit. id need a pencil , paper and scissors to do that ..
i guess we'll see in a few years . i deliberately do not remember any minute data . how many cubic inches is a 4.3 litre v-6 engine ? dont know and dont care . the sob either has good oil pressure or the crank bearings are worn beyond spec and its toast ..
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kaazzaa, I agree with you about all the non-organic meat having unnecessary stuff, like growth hormones.... oh my gosh, have to seen how mature looking todays teens are? The 14 year olds look 18, and the 18 year olds look 25.

I stopped eating grocery store ground beef and only buy organic whenever I am near the organic grocery store. It taste more like I was use to when growing up back in the 1950's and 1960's. Today's beef has no taste, you have to marinate it for days.
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and yes pam if you look at vegan diets they claim to have no major health issues if you check some elder vegans WOW they look amazing! ive tried vegan but its a bit tough to stick to we are carnivores but i think its all the crap thier putting in our meat is also causing problems now! unfortunetly most of us just cannot afford organic meats but when i get my head together i may just go down that road cant do any harm!
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well hopefully something will find a cure for this awful disease! in the meantime im a lover of curries so i get my share of tumeric and coconut oils also i eat alot of sardines full of omegas!
personally i think family will drive us all nuts in the end!! LOL
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Pam, that's a good question.

I know for myself was getting B12 shots every week for a month, then every other week for a month after I had cancer surgery and it was noted that my B12 was below the average. Once it got back closer to normal range than I been taking B12 pills daily. It hasn't helped my very tired mind :(

Both my parents drink a 4 oz glass of red wine at dinner. My Dad claims that is what his helping him. Well, sort of, of as I am now noticing Dad's mind is slipping every once in awhile. But then again, he's in his 90's, too, but he has a lot of aches/pain from joint issues and that probably tires his mind.
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FF why did they stop giving old people B12? I wonder if there is a correlation between stopping B12 and increases in dementia cases.
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