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.
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).
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!
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.
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