Transcript: Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Katie Schloer.
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There is a long list of compounds that of been isolated from turmeric, and it’s possible that each component in the mixture of curcumin-like compounds plays a distinct role in making it useful against Alzheimer’s disease, and hence a mixture of compounds might better represent turmeric in its medicinal value better than curcumin alone. But why concoct some artificial mixture when Mother Nature already did it for us with turmeric? Because you can’t patent the spice. And if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?
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When we think of the devestation that Alzheimer’s causes, it would seem that “we” would have a “national experiment”?
Financially the Gooferment picks up the tab for custodial nursing home care when the victims go broke. Seems like a cheap and easy thing to try.
Even if it doesn’t work, the cost is trivial. $100 per year versus $100,000 per year.
Bottom line: if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?
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