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Helping our immune system kill bacteria, viruses and fungi…

Posted May 27 2012 8:55am

This CBC News article actually contains no huge surprises. I mean, it’s no huge surprise to discover that the immune system’s little helper is curcumin. Yup. But the article will add some NEW information to our body of curcumin knowledge…namely, that curcumin increases levels of a protein called CAMP that helps the immune system to fight off bacteria, viruses and fungi the first time they try to attack I don’t think I’d ever heard of CAMP before…In case you’re wondering ;) , CAMP stands for “cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide.” Anyway, this is a very INTERESTING article…please have a look…

I now have a scientific explanation for something that happened to me when I first began taking curcumin, which I find verrrrry exciting. In a nutshell, for those who don’t know: throughout 2005 (that is, before I’d ever even of curcumin), I suffered from chronic and very painful yeast infections…couldn’t get rid of ‘em…took truckloads of antibiotics (I didn’t know any better, back then…), but nothing worked. On the contrary, everything I tried (prescribed by my GYN, of course) only seemed to make matters worse.

Well, soon after I began the curcumin protocol (= January 2006), the infections disappeared. Completely. At first I didn’t make the connection with my curcumin intake. But one day, bingo!, I realized that curcumin’s antibacterial and antiviral effects had probably done the job. For the record: I haven’t had one single infection since then…a huge RELIEF, let me tell ya…!!! :)

This morning I read that this CAMP peptide can even prevent the development of sepsis, wow…and that another way we can boost our CAMP levels is to keep our vitamin D levels NORMAL, which we want to do (remember the 2009 Mayo Clinic study? Yeah.). Well, this is all very interesting…

I already have a list of studies that I want to read when I return to Italy. This CAMP study is definitely one of ‘em. But right now I want to enjoy spending time with my parents.

Time…it’s zipping by sooo incredibly fast…

Written by Margaret

May 27th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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