Turmeric is not a magic bullet for cancer. What we do know is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, kind of like Advil. Incorporating turmeric into your diet can help reduce chronic inflammation, or the swelling of tissues in your body, which may be damaging over a long period of time.
You can also add other anti-inflammatory spices like cinnamon and ginger to your meals to get similar effects. But Krista Maruschak, a registered dietician at the Cleveland Clinic, says she never recommends taking these in the form of supplements. We just don't know enough about turmeric supplements yet. We don't know what the right doses are, how much you should take, or how frequently you should take turmeric supplements. Not to mention, a lot of times supplements can be full of things that aren't what they claim to be.Read More