Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 13, 2007

A while back I came across a recent quote from Yoko Ono.

“Curry powder is very good for the brain cells,” she said. “Think of all the Indian people you know who have Alzheimer’s, then you’ll see what I mean.”

It sounds funny but it probably makes some sense. Dr. Google?

Alzheimer’s and Curry Spice

A chemical found in turmeric and curry appears to boost the immune’s system’s ability to clear amyloid beta from the brain. Amyloid beta is a waste product thought to form plaques in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s. Researchers from the UCLA/VA treated macrophages, extracted from blood samples of 6 Alzheimer’s patients, with a drug derived from the chemical curcumin. After 24 hours amyloid beta was introduced to the macrophages. In half of the samples the uptake of the amyloid beta by the macrophages increased significantly. The macrophages that responded were from blood samples of younger patients, suggesting curcumin may be effective in patients with less advanced Alzheimer’s.

Wow…She was right!

August 13, 2007 - Posted by | Health | ,

1 Comment »

  1. only all Indian people know this?

    Comment by Anonymous | August 14, 2007 | Reply

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