The Antioxidant Myth

cure-all pomegranate snake oilThe truth about antioxidant-rich plant extracts and supplements is that they simply do not work. The most powerful way to boost your free-radical fighting power is by making  one simple change to your diet to activate your body’s own natural internal antioxidant, glutathione. Find out why products like turmeric and Pom Wonderful are not worth your hard-earned money. Read my full article on Psychology Today.


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  • sachin bhatia

    Doc I have fresh turmeric water at home everyday….So little point continuing…right?

    • Unless you are finding it helpful in some way, or enjoying its taste, probably little point in continuing–at least not for its antioxidant properties anyway.

  • johnny

    Hi Doctora.

    Dr. Ajay Goel, Ph.D., is a cancer researcher, and director of Baylor
    University’s Center for Gastrointestinal Research. Growing up in
    poverty-stricken India, he always wondered why the United States has
    such a high cancer rate, while India remains relatively free from it.

    He conducted research on curcumin and in 2008, Dr. Goel published his research in Biochemical Pharmacology, showing that this ancient spice had numerous uses against cancer and even Alzheimers Disease. The journal wrote that, “clinical trials suggest a potential therapeutic role for curcumin in diseases such as familial
    adenomatous polyposis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, hypercholesteremia, atherosclerosis, pancreatitis, psoriasis, chronic anterior uveitis and arthritis. Thus, curcumin, a spice once relegated to the kitchen shelf, has moved into the clinic and may prove to be “Curecumin.”

    Would you comment on Dr. Goel’s assertions and research?

  • Grace

    Hi, I appreciate the information and insight, thank you!

    In this situation, can the idea of anti-inflammatory be interchanged with antioxidant?

  • good a blog!