Why would I bother finding other links and sources when you keep posting links which reinforce exactly what I and this article are saying?
Turmeric is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. You can buy ground turmeric over the counter from health food shops, pharmacies and supermarkets. We don’t know yet whether it’s effective in osteoarthritis because there’s only limited trial evidence, but it suggests that it only has minor side-effects.
When asked if people should consider integrating curcumin, or turmeric, into their daily wellness regimen, it doesn’t always absorb into the body easily and thus, Delage says the jury’s still out on whether it will actually do anything for you.
If you’re bound and determined to experiment with curcumin medicinally, she recommends consulting your doctor — especially if you are already on medication — because preclinical studies have indicated it might change how other medications you use are metabolized in your body. That’s because curcumin supplements also an ingredient called piperine, which boosts the effects of curcumin but also its potential toxicity because it slows down the elimination of the curcumin and prescription drugs used for seizures, high blood pressure, angina and bipolar disorder.
To back her point that more research on people is needed, just this year, one 30-year old woman suffered a fatal outcome after receiving a turmeric-infused IV-drip holistic treatment. San Diego-area news outlet KGTV reported the woman died immediately from a heart attack after having the drip to treat her eczema.
Many studies have taken place in test tubes and animals. Turmeric may not work as well in humans. Some studies have used an injectable form of curcumin, the active substance in turmeric, and not all studies agree. Finally, some of the studies show conflicting evidence.
No, it’s not subjective. In fact I’m pretty sure you don’t know the meaning of that word if this is how you’re using it. And no, you can’t find tons of links which show it works, because if you could you would’ve by now. And the only links you seem to have are ones which tell you that your arguments are specious, dangerous and potentially lethal!
And Yes, let people decide WITH ALL THE FACTS! Encouraging people away from an article which spells out the medical research on the subject is the polar opposite of letting people make up their own minds about what crap they put in their bodies and what they spend their money on. And if you seriously think, that continuing to insist that people ignore scientific evidence qualifies as encouraging people to make an informed decision, you have zero credibility in any argument much less one on medical science.
I don’t care if 10 generations of your family believed in faith-healing or voodoo, it doesn’t make those legitimate medical practices. 10 generations back I’ll bet my ancestors thought a poulstice could treat a broken bone. They were entirely medically ignorant — as apparently are you. Like I said before, you are encouraging quackery and delusion. There’s nothing “subjective” about that. It’s offensive and dangerous.
I will not continue to argue with someone who thinks, “Don’t take medical science’s word for it, take my great-great-grand-daddy’s word for it” qualifies as a valid argument.