10 Best Cancer Fighting Spices (Part 1: Turmeric and Ginger)

Have you ever asked you doctor if it ‘really matters’ what a person eats?  If S/he says, “Food is food, just eat what you want”, or something to that effect.  Turn around and run as fast as you can out of the office.

Are any foods “Superfood”?

Alex Berezow PhD, senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health wrote, “Turmeric is a spice used in certain foods.  It is not a superfood (because no food is), despite claims that the active compound (curcumin) works miracles in arteries.”

Yes, my friends and readers, there are actually people in the world who are, so engrossed in allopathic idea of doing medicine, they refuse to see the obvious superfood wanting to save their lives.

Just to prove and confirm his wisdom, Dr. Berezow enlightened his readers to the fact that if you inject Turmeric directly into your veins you could die.  I pray all of you can see the humor in this revelation.

Here are the Cancer Free Living 10 best cancer fighting spices:

  1. Turmeric
  2. Ginger
  3. Garlic
  4. Saffron
  5. Rosemary
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Parsley
  8. Cilantro
  9. Basil
  10. Oregano

Today we will look into the first two, Turmeric and Ginger.


Turmeric, Ginger and Garlic are both roots but Garlic is a bulb.  Ginger and Turmeric are in the same family.

History of Turmeric: Turmeric was first discovered in Southeast Asia.  It finds it medicinal origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and entrenched in all the Asian and Indian cultures for thousands of years.   Over the course of the past 25 years there have been 3000-6000 publications addressing its medicinal uses.1

Even though many human studies are still in their early stages; the western doctors began to observe the Indian families who migrated to the United States.

The Chinese and Indian migrants seemed to have immunity to cancer they also suffered from fewer heart attacks, and belated effects of type 2 diabetes.2

Turmeric and Cancer: Turmeric is extremely anti-inflammatory which makes it cause apoptosis, cell death, in all cancer cells.  At the same time turmeric protects non-cancerous cells.  Turmeric seems to work exceptionally well with breast, colon, lung, liver, stomach and skin cancer.3

How to eat Turmeric: drink it as tea; you can purchase tea bags called Ukon Tea.  To enhance the flavor, use brown rice milk, and a touch of raw honey.

You can mix it in with your smoothies, fresh juiced green drinks, add turmeric to your salad and enhance all your cooked vegetable meals.  Turmeric will brighten up all meals with chicken, fish or any high protein meal.  Start out slow and gradually build up your taste because to western people the taste is unique.

For more wonderful things to do with Turmeric just google ‘Turmeric’ or visit this website: http://alternativemedicine.com/tumeric-wonder-spice-assorted-ailments/


History of Ginger: Ginger and Turmeric have a similar past; records of its cultivation and medicinal uses goes back at least 5000 years.  The ancient Chinese traded with the people from India and both countries discovered it has the most amazing medicinal uses.  Around the first century Ginger was used and cultivated in the Mediterranean area.  The Romans discovered many more uses for the little root.  When Rome fell so did the popularity of ginger.  Ginger has never completely fallen out of vogue.  It is the longest traded spice in history.4

Ginger and cancer: Ginger is a warming spice.  Cancer loves to live in the cold.  Cancer hates ginger.  Recent studies are claiming that ginger is 10,000 times stronger than most common breast cancer chemotherapy (Docetaxel and Paclitaxel).5  Here is a great video featuring Dr. Rajeah Grover6 explaining how ginger is stronger than chemotherapy: https://thewholejourney.com/ginger-is-stronger-than-chemotherapy-for-cancer/

Here is how ginger fights cancer:

  • Scavenge free radicals
  • Stimulate antioxidant pathways
  • Increase affinity of antioxidants to cancer inducing compounds
  • Modulate gene expression
  • Induce apoptosis of cancer cells7

Best way to enjoy Ginger:

Ginger tea is easy to make. Measure 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger into a heat proof mug or glass and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it. Cover with a saucer and let sit until cool enough to drink before straining. (I line a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter to do so.) Sweeten with honey or sugar as desired.  I found this recipe and a whole lot more at:


In conclusion: The study of superfoods is wonderful.  I admit that I had to order fresh Turmeric and Ginger from Amazon before I could finish this blog. I am looking forward to experimenting much more with both herbs.

Together we looked into the first 2 superfood herbs Turmeric and Ginger.  We have 8 more to go.  I would like to encourage your feedback on the information you read.  Tell me your thoughts on cancerfreeliving.com. I look forward, every day, to reaching out to you.  We have a long way to go on our journey into the world of superfood.  Join me and share this site with your friends.









4 thoughts on “10 Best Cancer Fighting Spices (Part 1: Turmeric and Ginger)”

  1. Carol mcCalment

    Larry, you are still so imoressive! drs Esselstyne, M cDougall, Furhman and that bunch all have the view that we can eat life giving foods or foods that slowly poison us. The choice is ours. My patients have proven it to me. Love and miss you dear friend. God Bless!

    1. Hi Carol,
      Thank you for commenting on my blog. I am in the middle of writing a book about living cancer free. I miss seeing you beautiful face. Your patients are right on.

  2. Here on Kauai, the Hawaiians juice turmeric root to create Olena. Drinking a shot in the morning of the juice is very powerful.

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