A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in any grocery store could help fight cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s

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Turmeric, and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits.
In addition to being a proven anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.
Unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it’s cheap.

Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting, immunity-boosting drug.

This isn’t a new strategy. “For centuries, diet was the only kind of medicine,” cancer researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee recently told Business InsiderSee the rest of the story at Business Insider

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