Natural Cancer Therapy: Turmeric

I have been doing a lot of research recently on turmeric and breast cancer. I read an article that discussed how turmeric has been proven to work well as an adjunct to chemo. I’m thinking that may be true, but research is often publicized and accepted only if it includes a big Pharmaceutical company; and it will get ridiculed if it’s about a natural, non-toxic therapy done alone.  In any event, I do plan on using my newly discovered turmeric drink as an adjunct to Xeloda which I will be starting in a couple weeks to treat my stage IV breast cancer.

I started out with juicing the rhizome and taking the best supplements I can afford. However, because of its poor absorption, I didn’t think this was effective. I also feel I have been throwing away my money on expensive supplements when I can get a one-pound bag of organic turmeric powder for less than twenty bucks on Amazon.  Plus, the research I have been reading states that a person would have to consume a lot of turmeric to reach a therapeutic level, and increase the absorption rate for it to be effective in fighting disease.

On Dr. Mercola’s website I found information on how to make turmeric work for someone looking to increase it’s effectiveness for cancer prevention and treatment.  What I have started doing, after reading Dr. Mercola’s advice, is:

  1. Boil about 12 oz of water
  2. Add a tablespoon of organic turmeric
  3. Sprinkle in a little organic pepper (it increases absorption)
  4. Add a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or add some cloves depending on taste preference
  5. Allow to lightly boil for 8-10 minutes
  6. I then put it in a coffee mug that I don’t mind staining and add organic coconut milk to fill what was evaporated,  which is about a quarter cup (I use Native Forest from a can; it’s thick and creamy and really makes it taste good)
  7. Add a little raw honey to sweeten

To my amazement it is absolutely delicious. Dr. Mercola suggests drinking this three to four times a day for anti-cancer purposes. I just started this regiment and will report back with results. If anything, I found a new healthy habit that pleases my taste buds.

Here is another recipe:  I stay away from dairy because I don’t trust the treatment of cows (antibiotics and their GMO food supply), processing and added chemicals.  Plus, considering turmeric is fat soluble, it may be more absorbable using the coconut milk.  I get Native Forest coconut milk by the case from Amazon and love how it makes the drink creamy.  It just seems like the turmeric and coconut milk are meant to be together.  And, if you are using the drink for therapeutic reasons you really should use a full tablespoon of turmeric instead of the 1/8 teaspoon in the recipe.

For a forum on a breast cancer support site you can click here.  If you are battling cancer, the BC Advisor is a good place to hang out with others going through what you are going through.  This is a place where you may be able to find answers for your questions your doctor is not telling you.  You may even have some valuable input for others.


You can access about 820 articles on PubMed (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) regarding turmeric and cancer here.


Ravindran, J., Prasad, S., Aggarwal, B.B. (September 2009). Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively? The AAPS Journal, Vol. 11(3), 495-510.


About carriebelongs

I am first and foremost an intimate friend of Jesus. He is the Lover of my soul and Lifter of my head. I love to worship Him and study His word. I look around the church and see sick and obese people. We pray, and most of the time they stay sick or die. I've heard preachers make all kinds of excuses based on experience and not the word such as "God simply chooses to not heal a person", or "The person was in sin"...and the list goes on full of excuses. I never believed that because the word speaks to the contrary. We are to please God with our faith, not be directed by experience. Then I was diagnosed with cancer. The day of my diagnosis the Lord filled me with truth (see my first blog). I've had good friends turn their back on me and others try to convince me it could be God's will I die because so-and-so died of the same thing. Friends speaking death into my life and calling it God's works...I have no words to express the hurt and disappointment I have felt from that. I started researching the causes of cancer and it's no surprise it came knocking on my door. It was developing while I was miserable and burned out in a social work job, my dad was ill and dying of cirrhosis, I filed bankruptcy from past medical bills, and I had recently bolted from an abusive church that I thought was Christian. My dad died, the bankruptcy was finalized, I was fired from my job, and then told I was going to die from stage 4 cancer - all happening within a matter of months. I was also eating the standard american diet and rarely anything of nutritious value. I changed my diet and started juicing right after my diagnosis in August 2011. I've had such a great response to the standard treatment when I actually make holistic treatments the frontline treatment. Plus, I have healed many other ailments such as my severe allergies. I believe our modern american way opens the door to the devil's destruction. God created our bodies beautifully to heal itself, but if we are trashing our bodies, we will get sick. I do believe the Lord can also just say the word and cancers are healed completely in an instant. For now I will trust in the Lord and live according to my convictions that we need to take care of these precious vessels He has given us on this earth. I'm learning how to really walk in the obedience the Lord calls us to so that we can be healthy, whole, and blessed.
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1 Response to Natural Cancer Therapy: Turmeric

  1. Bread Heads by Daisy says:

    Thanks for the information, such an easy herb to add to many foods.

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