Yesterday I submitted three articles based on research triggered by reading one article.

I have to thank Medical Xpress for publishing "Curcumin compound improves effectiveness of head and neck cancer treatment" on May 19. It gave an interesting report on some promising results.

I then chose some different angles for my articles, and researched much more broadly.

"Powdered Turmeric Spice" by Cherrie Rhodes

My first article to be published in response is "Limited Conclusions for Curcumin from a May 2011 Cancer Study" at Suite 101. My point is to look carefully at how much the original research claimed and what it was careful not to exaggerate. In part, that whole article stemmed from my first reaction to the Medical Xpress article: "Wow, I should eat more curry"! (Wrong).

"Turmeric Rhizomes" by shaggyshoo

Second out of the publication gate, to use the horse-racing metaphor, was the "Brief Survey of the Health Benefits of Curcumin" in Decoded Science.

I had found a number of web sites and headlines praising curcumin's role in traditional natural health as well as in new biochemical research. This article makes a broad sweep through the field.

Why does this Weebly article have a picture of turmeric rhizomes? You will just have to read the other articles to learn!

"Turmeric Flower" by jongela19

Last to reach the Internet was the "Turmeric: India's Mystic Curry Spice" in Environmental Graffiti.

This article's focus is on the plant, much more than on its uses. However, I could not refrain from saying why the plant is worthy of notice.

Writing Tips: This was the first time I wrote three articles at once. The big key was to decide the different slants to take with the three articles.

In this case, my approach was:
  • Highlight the plant in Environmental Graffiti
  • Focus on the one report for Suite 101
  • Make a broad sweep of curcumin for Decoded Science
One mistake I made was to submit all three articles simultaneously. Had I waited for the Environmental Graffiti and Suite 101 articles to be published, I could have easily "suggested further reading" by including links to those articles in the Decoded Science article.

6/23/2012 07:34:01 am

Found this from the Weebly directory, great blog.


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