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      Maria C
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        Thanks for this Brian. I've actually been whipping a tablsepoon of tumeric in my 3-egg omelettes, along with black pepper, minced fresh ginger root and almond milk. Have become hooked!

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

          BrianP
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            That sounds pretty good Maria.  I sprinkled some in my Oatmeal this morning with a little cinnamon and honey.  Will give your eggs a try also. 

            BrianP
            Participant

              That sounds pretty good Maria.  I sprinkled some in my Oatmeal this morning with a little cinnamon and honey.  Will give your eggs a try also. 

              BrianP
              Participant

                That sounds pretty good Maria.  I sprinkled some in my Oatmeal this morning with a little cinnamon and honey.  Will give your eggs a try also. 

              Maria C
              Participant

                Thanks for this Brian. I've actually been whipping a tablsepoon of tumeric in my 3-egg omelettes, along with black pepper, minced fresh ginger root and almond milk. Have become hooked!

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Maria C
                Participant

                  Thanks for this Brian. I've actually been whipping a tablsepoon of tumeric in my 3-egg omelettes, along with black pepper, minced fresh ginger root and almond milk. Have become hooked!

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  WithinMySkin
                  Participant
                    Hey Brian! Interesting article. They didn’t mention if the suppliment had pepper or pepper extract in it – this helps absorption of turmeric, which may explain why the positive results when mixed with regular food. Some suppliments have pepper added, but many do not.

                    PS All these recipies sound awesome! I enjoy tumeric tea myself πŸ™‚

                    WithinMySkin
                    Participant
                      Hey Brian! Interesting article. They didn’t mention if the suppliment had pepper or pepper extract in it – this helps absorption of turmeric, which may explain why the positive results when mixed with regular food. Some suppliments have pepper added, but many do not.

                      PS All these recipies sound awesome! I enjoy tumeric tea myself πŸ™‚

                      WithinMySkin
                      Participant
                        Hey Brian! Interesting article. They didn’t mention if the suppliment had pepper or pepper extract in it – this helps absorption of turmeric, which may explain why the positive results when mixed with regular food. Some suppliments have pepper added, but many do not.

                        PS All these recipies sound awesome! I enjoy tumeric tea myself πŸ™‚

                        Polymath
                        Participant

                          Hi Brian & all,

                          I hate to throw cold oatmeal on anyone's breakfast, but everyone should understand that the primary effect of turmeric in the body is to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Since inflammation is the cause or symptom of so many ailments, turmeric (like steroids) seems like a universal remedy.  In my case, my specialist believes when in immunotherapy, inflammation is a good thing and should not be suppressed.  It is a trigger to call out the T-Cells to come attack because something is wrong.  Pardon the pun, but it's food for thought.

                          Gary

                          Polymath
                          Participant

                            Hi Brian & all,

                            I hate to throw cold oatmeal on anyone's breakfast, but everyone should understand that the primary effect of turmeric in the body is to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Since inflammation is the cause or symptom of so many ailments, turmeric (like steroids) seems like a universal remedy.  In my case, my specialist believes when in immunotherapy, inflammation is a good thing and should not be suppressed.  It is a trigger to call out the T-Cells to come attack because something is wrong.  Pardon the pun, but it's food for thought.

                            Gary

                              BrianP
                              Participant

                                Gary that's interesting take on it by your specialist. 

                                This article kinda takes the opposite stance.

                                I really don't know.  Kinda frustrating sometimes isn't it?

                                BrianP
                                Participant

                                  Gary that's interesting take on it by your specialist. 

                                  This article kinda takes the opposite stance.

                                  I really don't know.  Kinda frustrating sometimes isn't it?

                                  Polymath
                                  Participant

                                    Brian, OK, I read this with interest especially since I know there has been debate about this before.  Especially the use of steroids during immunotherapy.  It appears some doc's like mine are against, and others see no harm.  No doubt someone suffering from severe adverse reactions needs to do something, and steroids, the king of anti-inflammatories seems to be the go-to medicine.  Its just so darn confusing.  Can't anything in the world of melanoma have a straight answer?  Perhaps turmeric used in a pre-cancerous setting would offer benefit in prevention of at least some cancers, but once present, it could still take an opposite effect.

                                    Gary

                                    Polymath
                                    Participant

                                      Brian, OK, I read this with interest especially since I know there has been debate about this before.  Especially the use of steroids during immunotherapy.  It appears some doc's like mine are against, and others see no harm.  No doubt someone suffering from severe adverse reactions needs to do something, and steroids, the king of anti-inflammatories seems to be the go-to medicine.  Its just so darn confusing.  Can't anything in the world of melanoma have a straight answer?  Perhaps turmeric used in a pre-cancerous setting would offer benefit in prevention of at least some cancers, but once present, it could still take an opposite effect.

                                      Gary

                                      Polymath
                                      Participant

                                        Brian, OK, I read this with interest especially since I know there has been debate about this before.  Especially the use of steroids during immunotherapy.  It appears some doc's like mine are against, and others see no harm.  No doubt someone suffering from severe adverse reactions needs to do something, and steroids, the king of anti-inflammatories seems to be the go-to medicine.  Its just so darn confusing.  Can't anything in the world of melanoma have a straight answer?  Perhaps turmeric used in a pre-cancerous setting would offer benefit in prevention of at least some cancers, but once present, it could still take an opposite effect.

                                        Gary

                                        BrianP
                                        Participant

                                          Gary that's interesting take on it by your specialist. 

                                          This article kinda takes the opposite stance.

                                          I really don't know.  Kinda frustrating sometimes isn't it?

                                          wasserd
                                          Participant
                                            I found this report interesting:
                                            http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/308/308re8
                                            wasserd
                                            Participant
                                              I found this report interesting:
                                              http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/308/308re8
                                              jennunicorn
                                              Participant

                                                Very interesting indeed 

                                                jennunicorn
                                                Participant

                                                  Very interesting indeed 

                                                  JC
                                                  Participant

                                                    the supplements are expensive, i wonder if i should stop spending the money on them if they are the same as placebo

                                                    JC
                                                    Participant

                                                      the supplements are expensive, i wonder if i should stop spending the money on them if they are the same as placebo

                                                      JC
                                                      Participant

                                                        the supplements are expensive, i wonder if i should stop spending the money on them if they are the same as placebo

                                                        jennunicorn
                                                        Participant

                                                          Very interesting indeed 

                                                          WithinMySkin
                                                          Participant
                                                            The two antioxidants mentioned in the article aren’t in Turmeric. Curcumin is the important part of turmeric. Comparing apples for oranges here.
                                                            WithinMySkin
                                                            Participant
                                                              The two antioxidants mentioned in the article aren’t in Turmeric. Curcumin is the important part of turmeric. Comparing apples for oranges here.
                                                              WithinMySkin
                                                              Participant
                                                                The two antioxidants mentioned in the article aren’t in Turmeric. Curcumin is the important part of turmeric. Comparing apples for oranges here.
                                                                wasserd
                                                                Participant
                                                                  I found this report interesting:
                                                                  http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/308/308re8
                                                                Polymath
                                                                Participant

                                                                  Hi Brian & all,

                                                                  I hate to throw cold oatmeal on anyone's breakfast, but everyone should understand that the primary effect of turmeric in the body is to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Since inflammation is the cause or symptom of so many ailments, turmeric (like steroids) seems like a universal remedy.  In my case, my specialist believes when in immunotherapy, inflammation is a good thing and should not be suppressed.  It is a trigger to call out the T-Cells to come attack because something is wrong.  Pardon the pun, but it's food for thought.

                                                                  Gary

                                                                  sweetaugust
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Hi Brian,

                                                                    I haven't been on here since July…but I was just on here and saw this.

                                                                    All I can say is that I've been taking Tumeric (Curcumin) supplements since I came down with this stage 4 diagnosis 4 years ago and as you know, I've been no evidence of disease for a little over 3 of those years.  I do believe it helps.  Have I made many healthy changes though…yes.  So do I know if it were the Tumeric that changed everything…No.  But I am going to just continue to do all that I have been doing because I seem to be doing so well. 

                                                                    Also, I did chat with Hodi the other day.  They are now changing the trial a bit.  They are now going to treat us all at the same dose that commercial Keytruda patients get.  So I will be getting less of drug every 3 weeks.  And I've decided to stay on treatment a bit longer, until I have a good health insurance I can depend on.  Then I will face the decision to come off or continue.  

                                                                    And thank you for always being so kind and positive on here.

                                                                    All the best, Laurie

                                                                    sweetaugust
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Hi Brian,

                                                                      I haven't been on here since July…but I was just on here and saw this.

                                                                      All I can say is that I've been taking Tumeric (Curcumin) supplements since I came down with this stage 4 diagnosis 4 years ago and as you know, I've been no evidence of disease for a little over 3 of those years.  I do believe it helps.  Have I made many healthy changes though…yes.  So do I know if it were the Tumeric that changed everything…No.  But I am going to just continue to do all that I have been doing because I seem to be doing so well. 

                                                                      Also, I did chat with Hodi the other day.  They are now changing the trial a bit.  They are now going to treat us all at the same dose that commercial Keytruda patients get.  So I will be getting less of drug every 3 weeks.  And I've decided to stay on treatment a bit longer, until I have a good health insurance I can depend on.  Then I will face the decision to come off or continue.  

                                                                      And thank you for always being so kind and positive on here.

                                                                      All the best, Laurie

                                                                      sweetaugust
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Hi Brian,

                                                                        I haven't been on here since July…but I was just on here and saw this.

                                                                        All I can say is that I've been taking Tumeric (Curcumin) supplements since I came down with this stage 4 diagnosis 4 years ago and as you know, I've been no evidence of disease for a little over 3 of those years.  I do believe it helps.  Have I made many healthy changes though…yes.  So do I know if it were the Tumeric that changed everything…No.  But I am going to just continue to do all that I have been doing because I seem to be doing so well. 

                                                                        Also, I did chat with Hodi the other day.  They are now changing the trial a bit.  They are now going to treat us all at the same dose that commercial Keytruda patients get.  So I will be getting less of drug every 3 weeks.  And I've decided to stay on treatment a bit longer, until I have a good health insurance I can depend on.  Then I will face the decision to come off or continue.  

                                                                        And thank you for always being so kind and positive on here.

                                                                        All the best, Laurie

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