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Main Ingredients:   Turmeric (AKA: Curcuma Longa)

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
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Energy 10% 0% 50% 40% 0%
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Stress Level 10% 0% 70% 20% 0%
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Diarrhea 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
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26 Oct 2010 Researching Turmeric articles : anti-cancer , so I take it with other anti cancer foods and have no symptoms now of leukemic lymphoma and a lowering of the PSA tests scores for recurrent prostate cancer.
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25 Feb 2010 it makes me sleep much better, its a stress buster
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24 Feb 2010 Great for a sore throat when mixed with warm milk. Stops bleeding immediately if there is a deep cut, gash or wound.
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23 Feb 2010 I always mix turmeric powder in milk when I have fever to give me energy and soothe my nerves. It always helps me feel better. It doesn't bring down the fever, just helps me feel better.
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04 Aug 2009 I have been taking a teaspoon of turmeric powder daily with food for 18 months. Excellent anti-inflammatory. Very useful in reducing body fat, possibly suppresses appetite as well as seeming to help fat with reduction. With vitamin D3 it apparently enhances the immune system.I've had no colds or infections for well over a year now.
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