By | 5 April 2021


I found it appropriate to put such a title when starting our column articles. Nutrition soup is the most popular topic of recent years and concerns all of us. Almost everyone has something to say about it. Now I want you to ask yourself this.

  • How many times have you received nutritional advice from your circle, spouse, and friends in the last few days?

That food seems to be good for heart health, that plant for cancer, that mixture is good for the liver. While countless information storms continue to blow on television and newspapers, we can say that as ordinary citizens, we were no longer surprised what we would believe. I compare it to a kind of soup with buns. Nutritional advice soup.

  • The second question I want to ask you is, in recent days, what are the foods you think are beneficial and have you chosen by following these recommendations?
  • Or what are you avoiding?
  • Do we continue this diet for a few days or weeks and then break the diet?

These are just as important as the recommendations given. The nutritional prescription that is not applied in such a way has no meaning other than a conversation between friends and blowing up.

Now let’s get to the important issue. How scientifically correct is this nutritional advice. Answering this question is really difficult and demanding. Take, for example, fish oil. Fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, is an important nutrient that has been shown to have various benefits. But are these benefits at a level to cure a disease? Or is it part of a healthy lifestyle that must be followed to maintain general health? This is where the real distinction starts. Because fish oil is beneficial, but it cannot cure intestinal inflammation alone. No study has been able to show such a powerful effect. My perspective on healthy eating is based on giving scientific advice rather than being dreamy, realistic, not sounding pleasing. I do not find the opposite true, I even see it as open to abuse. Therefore, in our first article, I would like to introduce you to a nutrient with scientific evidence.

The miracle spice curcumin (curry)

Curcumin is the active ingredient obtained from the plant known as turmeric (castor saffron). The reason why I specifically include it in this first article is that numerous scientific articles have been published about it in recent years. Curcumin is a substance reported to be particularly protective against Alzheimer’s disease in studies conducted in the 2000s. Alzheimer’s disease is seen less than 1% in India where there is active consumption of curcumin (curry) powder. But the most impressive aspect of curcumin is its anti-cancer effect. Studies from Cork Institute in Ireland have shown that it started killing esophageal cancer cells in the first 24 hours. It reduces the harmful substances of cigarettes that cause lung cancer in the body. It slows down the growth of tumor cells in breast cancer. It has a positive effect on skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). It has been shown to significantly reduce the cancerous area, especially when applied directly to the wound in the form of ointment. The study that impressed me the most was published by Japan’s Kyoto University. Pancreatic cancer is among the most lethal cancers.