Dr. Greger: Turmeric for Alzheimer’s

Dr. Michael Greger has posted a very interesting video, Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric.

He has also just released Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 21 which includes four videos on the safety of GMOs.

3 Responses to “Dr. Greger: Turmeric for Alzheimer’s”

  1. Richard Says:

    I love Dr. Greger’s videos, and I never would have found out about them if I didn’t follow your blog, Jack. The both of you have changed my life for the better.

    I watched the video you post here, and it blew my socks off. Granted, the study that Dr. Greger covers in the video is a case study of 3 people, if I remember correctly, so I know to take it with a grain of salt, but regardless of what future research bears out I’m definitely getting some turmeric in every day. I remember Dr. Greger did quite a few videos on the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric, especially when eaten with black pepper, and I’m a believer for sure.

    My favorite way to eat it is to get those little jars of curry powder from the spice section: they already have the black pepper in there along with the turmeric, so you know you’re covered there. Plus it’s loaded with all sort of other beneficial spices too. I absolutely love the stuff: I put it on my breakfast quinoa and on the lentils I eat at lunch. I can’t believe how addictive it is, and I can’t believe that a food that addictive is actually good for you.

  2. Mikhail Says:

    Dear Jack, along with greeting I wonder what you think of the recommendations [1] [2] that makes Dr. Greeger on the intake of vitamin B12. I leave the information where Dr. Greeger says we should consume 250 mcg daily.

    I also found a difference with your recommendation [2]. Greeger uses the following equation to make your recommendation:

    1.5 + (x + 1.5) = 4 to 7

    According to what I explained in one of his videos non condidera the percentage of absorption of the amount 1.5 mcg. and from what I could find out the information that you. Delivery is hardly absorbed by the body 100% of a dose of 1.5 mcg. Plotting the two recommendations can be observed differences may be important in doses that vary from 1 to 5 mcg.

    I hope you understand the message, my native language is Spanish and I have some problems with English. I would appreciate a lot if I answer, the vegan and vegetarian community chili used their recommendations for the intake of nutrients.

    Sources:

    [1] http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cheapest-source-of-vitamin-b12/
    [2] http://nutritionfacts.org/video/daily-source-of-vitamin-b12/
    [3] http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/formula#fn11

  3. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Mikhail,

    The differences between my recommendations and Doctor Greger’s are not important enough to worry about. We don’t have data on what amount of B12 is the ideal amount from a daily supplement and going with either Dr. Greger’s or my recommendation probably wouldn’t make much difference.

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