In the first half of the program, researcher Christian Wilde discussed how turmeric has been shown to offer benefit to some 600 different health conditions, including Alzheimer's, depression, diabetes and MS. One of the most remarkable things about the spice is that it doesn't have side effects, he noted. Turmeric functions as an antioxidant, but also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties, he detailed. Further, it can neutralize toxicity, and has been used in integrative medicine approaches for cancer, making the effects of chemotherapy less harmful.
Turmeric has the ability to shut off the blood flow to tumors, and may reduce the spread of cancer, he continued. In China, turmeric has been used for nearly 5,000 years to treat depression, he cited, and works by mediating various neurotransmitters. Turmeric has a slight blood thinning effect so people on drugs such as Warfarin should check with their doctors before using, he cautioned. In order to monetize the beneficial qualities of turmeric, pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to synthesize the spice into a drug, Wilde reported.
In the latter half, author and the editor-in-chief of ChristianMoney.com, James Paris, shared his story of being a multimillionaire by the age of thirty and bankrupt by forty after becoming the victim of an embezzlement scheme perpetrated by his own brother, who was his accountant. Paris hit rock bottom and was even planning to commit suicide, when he decided to pray to God, and this had a huge impact in turning his life around.
"I always look at praying as kind of a partnership between you and God. You are going to do your best; you're going to try and do what you can do to solve the problem. You're going to ask for God's help and God's direction. So, I don't look at it like God is simply going to drop a bag of money on your doorstep," he said. A realistic prayer is approaching God for some ideas and plans for your situation, and then writing those ideas down, and actually acting on them, he outlined.
Bumper music from Sunday August 2, 2015
Midnight Express (The Chase)
Remember My Love
The Gordy Garris Group
I Think of You
The East Hill Classic Jazz Band
The Wooly Vicars
Oceans and Trees
Always on My Mind
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)
You Belong to the City
Lady in Red
Chris De Burgh