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I have been reading a lot about mustard seed and how it can prevent cancer.

Q. Hello Terry, “I have been reading a lot about mustard seed and how it can prevent cancer. Can mustard seed be taken daily?” — Dev K., Eagle, ID

A. Dear Dev, Mustard is a member of the Brassica family, putting it into the same good company as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables. As you can probably guess, that means it has some very beneficial compounds. One of the key compounds in mustard that give it a pungent smell and taste is called sinigrin.

There has been a lot of research examining sinigrin and its ability to reduce tumors. Scientific studies have shown that it can inhibit bladder cancer growth by 34 percent, and stopped muscle tissue invasion by 100 percent. Other studies have shown that it can be beneficial for liver cancer, colon cancer cells, and leukemia cell lines.

While mustard seed is powerful on its own, I think it is even more effective when combined with curcumin. Like mustard seed, curcumin has been a botanical powerhouse in natural medicine since ancient times, and has been thoroughly investigated in clinical studies.

Both curcumin and mustard seed are able to modulate numerous inflammatory pathways in the body, which is one of the major factors in developing cancer.

I would take curcumin enhanced with turmeric essential oil and black mustard seed extract standardized to glucosinolates once daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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