In 2004, the department of neurology of Kanazawa University published a thesis about the curcumin contained in turmeric being effectual to help cure Alzheimer type of senile dementia.
Alzheimer is said to occur due to the amyloidosis beta (Ａβ). When this fibrillar amyloid plaques develop inside the brain, it becomes toxic and starts to kill the cells of the cerebral nerves. Until recently, scientists were not able to find a way to stop this expansion of toxin. However, Kanazawa University team had succeeded in the experiment of taking the curcumin out of turmeric and adding it into the solution that contains amyloidosis beta which made the plaques development stop. In addition, when turmeric was administered to a brain cell that was showing an Alzheimer condition, not only did it stop the progression but also the fibrillar amyloid plaques had dissolved.
Now the team is suggesting curry for meals at nursing or retirement homes.
It is true that in India, the percentage of people with dementia is extremely low compared to other countries. Moreover, the I.Q. test shows that Indians have a very high intellectual standard. I know the president of a software company. He tells me that the Indian engineers working for him in Japan has very high abilities. When you explain one issue, they seem to understand ten. Not only in math but they are very fast in learning the language.
In Japan, the lower grades of elementary school only teaches multiplication of one digit up to 9x9. But in India, they seem to teach up to two digits, 19x19. Maybe we should recommend our children to eat more curry! Then their memory capacity may expand.
But as they say “too much of one thing is not good,” there are different opinions about turmeric. Many say it’s good for the liver and some say it’s not good. So I went to do my own little research and found out that the autumn turmeric (common turmeric) has several times more curcmin than the spring turmeric (wild turmeric). Most of the data indicating that turmeric is not good for the liver was talking about the autumn turmeric that is very high in curcmin. The spring turmeric is low in curcmin but instead contain high levels of antioxidants.
The science of anti-aging is really about the science of antioxidants. Thus the spring turmeric is a high-potent item for your health in general. A website, Spring Turmeric Research Center (http://www.haru-ukon.com/- in Japanese only) tells about a research on a new perspective on cancer, the cause being a type of virus. Showing their clinical data, they claim that the cancer is virus-based, and taking spring turmeric will increase one’s immune power and cure the disease.
Naturally a question arouses. If cancer is a type of virus would it be contagious? If the cancer virus is anaerobic (not needing oxygen), it does not infect through air. It may be contagious genetically or through the living environment.
Now the issue is how much of the spring/wild turmeric should be consume? In my opinion, if you are under 20 years old, just eat curry once in a while. There is no need to take turmeric supplement. Healthy adult should take 2~3 tablets, three times a day. According to the Spring Turmeric Research, cancer patients should take 5 ~8 tablets, three times a day (3~6grams daily). One of the data in Germany says that the safe amount of consumption of turmeric is 1.5~3grams. So depending on your weight and condition of health, you should decide how much to take.
Most of all, before taking any supplements, the important thing is to accumulate the ‘energy of gratitude.’ The magnetic-energy of gratitude is the most powerful source to change your life for the better. The daily act of gratitude sending to your ancestors will bring good fortune in many ways. So work on your power of gratitude. We all have the power to bring good to this world. Lets make it happen!
Recently, some tensions are occurring in the international affairs. But I would say, with many of us working on the gratitude energy, the wind will blow in the right direction. The Emperor is working on the Shiho-hai (四方拝), sending gratitude for peace to the four directions daily. Let us do the same. Next March, another turning point may wave on us. Lets dive through it!
Thank you for letting us live
I would like to spread the Gratitude Awareness towards ancestral spirits and everything around us so 5% of the world population will start acting on it on a daily basis.