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The Douglass Report April 2011

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Discover the healing power of India’s best-kept anti-aging secret

A lot of people think of anti-aging as an exercise in vanity——Botox injections, face lifts, tummy tucks, and the works. But anti-aging isn’t just about looking good in the mirror——it’s about keeping away those diseases that seem like an inevitable part of getting older.

Heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, vascular problems, insulin resistance... you name it, and it’s labeled as an “old person’s disease.”

But I’ve got news for you: There’s nothing inevitable about these conditions. When it comes right down to it, many of them are linked to the same underlying factor: inflammation .

Keeping the inflammation under control could be the best way to prevent the complaints so common with “growing older.” And in the process, you’ll also be taking steps to keep yourself young, vital, healthy, and full of the energy you need to romp on the floor with your grandkids.

I’ve got just what you need to battle your body’s inflammation——and it’s found in one of India’s most common spices.

Unlock the healing potential of one of the most powerful health-promoting, anti-aging nutrients available

Curcumin is the powerful compound found in the spice tumeric (it’s the compound that gives the spice its yellow color). I’m not a fan of Indian food, myself, but the growing evidence of curcumin’s health benefits have me wondering if I should start sprinkling tumeric on my steak.

Studies have shown that curcumin helps promote cognitive health, supports healthy cell division, benefits your heart, brain, joints, and so much more.

Preliminary studies have shown that curcumin single-handedly promotes your good cholesterol and helps to keep the bad at bay:

• In one open pilot study, 10 volunteers were able to raise HDL (good) by 29 percent and decrease total levels by 12 percent.

• It’s been shown to increase the activity of an enzyme that breaks down cholesterol.

• It has even been shown to help protect heart tissue and have beneficial effects on heart enlargement in mice.

Even if curcumin’s benefits stopped there, it would be worth its weight in supplement gold. But promoting healthy cholesterol levels is just the tip of this age-fighting iceberg. If you look slightly below the surface, you’ll see that curcumin’s main claim to fame is found in its ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response.

Ultimately, unchecked inflammation in your body ages you prematurely. In fact, instead of calling it inflammation, a better word might be inflamm aging . Emerging evidence suggests the best way to slow the aging process——and stay healthy for the long haul——is to keep inflammation under control.

And although there are plenty of substances that can help you do this, the evidence is clear that...

Curcumin should be at the top of your inflammation-fighting checklist

Research has shown that it inhibits many of the substances in your body that promote inflammation in the first place. One is the transcription factor NF-kB. This substance is one of the main culprits of inflamm aging because it signals a number of pro-inflammatory cytokeins (such as IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-a).

Studies have also shown that curcumin is an extremely powerful modulator of COX-2. In fact, curcumin could very well be the perfect COX-2 weapon .

Its ability to regulate the production of COX-2 explains why a double-blind, crossover study published in Indian Journal of Medical Research found that curcumin promoted joint flexibility and comfort .

In a review in Immunity & Ageing , the researchers wrote: “It seems that extraordinary potency of curcumin, which makes it an almost universal remedy , results from curcumin’s anti-inflammatory activity” [emphasis mine].

Emerging evidence suggests that curcumin may support your body’s ability to knock out low-grade inflammation. And that means...

It’s one of the best weapons you can put in your anti-aging arsenal

Any way you slice it, that’s a lot of bang for your buck. But I’m not done yet——not by a long shot——because this inflammation-busting nutrient has a third trick up its sleeve... and it has to do with one of seniors’ biggest concerns: cognitive decline.

Inflammation could have its role in that as well, as one recent study revealed.

Researchers took monocyte cells from the blood samples of ten patients with cognitive impairment and three healthy control subjects. Monocyte cells are a crucial part of a healthy immune system because they transform into macrophages, a type of white blood cell whose name literally means “big eater”——and that’s exactly what these little cells do. They act as “algae-eaters,” scouring your body and sucking up any waste products.

The researchers then mixed these “algae-eaters” together in vitro with amyloid beta, vitamin D3, and curcumin.

They found that curcumin helped those “algae-eating” macrophages suck up more beta-amyloid plaques and that adding vitamin D to the mix enhances the macrophage’s ability to absorb the beta-amyloid.

Although this research is very preliminary, the results are promising. The researchers emphasized that further human study is needed to determine the recommended dosage of curcumin and vitamin D that could have an impact on cognitive health.

The bottom line is that with all of the benefits we already know about——and countless ones we’re sure to find out about in the future——curcumin has earned the right to be considered the ultimate anti-aging remedy .

That’s why I’ve decided to include curcumin in one of my top new products, Ultra Vital Gold. It also comes loaded with a super-nutrient I like to call the Alpha Antioxidant . (To read more about this King of Antioxidants, read the July 2010 issue of The Douglas Report .)

You can start beating back inflamm aging today by ordering your own Ultra Vital Gold. Order today by calling (800)913-2602, or by going online to Use order code G655M402, and as a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll get a 20-percent discount.

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