My blog…mentioned in a BBC radio programme!

Even though my blog reader D. had told me some time ago that my blog might be mentioned in the BBC radio station that had interviewed her for the programme they were doing on turmeric, I was happy about that, of course, but I hadn’t really gotten too carried away…until today, when I found and actually listened to the programme, which is available online, right here:

BBC food programmeDieneke’s case study is mentioned toward the end of the programme, so please be patient. It’s a very interesting programme, anyway. With a nice turmeric-based recipe or two, which never hurts!

I have to admit that I got a bit teary as I listened to Dieneke (no point in trying to protect her privacy anymore, since her name is mentioned during the programme!) and her oncologist discuss her case…Teary in a good way, of course!

And at this point I would like to thank blog reader Jan who posted a lovely comment on my April 20th post…the comment that inspired me to have a look for the programme in the first place (but I didn’t think I’d find it):

“On Sunday 28th May 2017 ( repeated on Monday 29th) I listened to a programme on BBC radio 4 FM called ‘The Food Programme ‘. It was talking about health benefits of turmeric and in particular curcumin. The contributor to Margaret’s blog called ‘D’ was interviewed about her use of curcumin and how her MM has stabilised now for five years. Her oncologist was also interviewed and the study was mentioned. It all sounded very positive about curcumin. ‘D’ also said that she had discovered curcumin on Margaret’s blog. The programme presenter called Sheila Dillon also has MM and as I recall had a SCT a few years ago.
I’ve had MM for seven years and have been following Margaret’s blog since then. Have tried numerous alternative treatments but due to extreme pain had five months of Velcade etc last year. Pain now coming back so thinking of doing curcumin. Hadn’t done it before for various reasons.
Margaret this is so exciting! Your curcumin protocol and your blog has been talked about on the BBC!
Thanks so much for all your great work. You’ve kept me going over these seven years.

And ‘ D ‘ thanks to you too for your major contribution .

Best wishes to all,


And finally, thank you, Sheila Dillon and BBC Radio 4, for this very interesting programme! :-)

6 thoughts on “My blog…mentioned in a BBC radio programme!

  1. D

    Hi Margaret

    Well deserved and about time. The amount of people that found out about what protocol to follow over the years and are still alive. For one, I probably would be dead if I had not found out through your blog.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart

    Dieneke xx

  2. Kathy

    I was diagnosed with MGUS in 2012. As you well know, when a diagnosis has such dire potential, the watch and wait protocol is excruciatingly difficult. What recourse do we have other than to immerse ourselves in research, hoping to find some shred of evidence that there may be options for taking control or at least feeling in control. I was extremely fortunate. It did not take very long to stumble across your blog, with all your carefully documented and summarized research provided here for all to consider. I was a willing student and I found a wonderfully able teacher. I read ever archived blog. I read replies. I absorbed them all. I now check-in twice a month. Five years after my unwanted “incidental finding”, I am happy to report that all of my numbers are currently within normal range (with the exception of that pesky M-spike).
    Margaret, I can’t possibly convey in words how grateful I am for your diligent research. Your blog was precisely what I had hoped to find. But more importantly, your strength, your humanity and your willingness to share with others is what truly saved me. You saved me from my great despair, giving me courage and resolve not to succumb to my fear. There can be no greater gift than hope, courage and love. At the end of my days, and every day in between, I will be eternally grateful and thankful for you.
    Be of good health,

  3. DEE in U.K

    Great I will listen to it now. I am so so grateful that I discovered your blog. Please know how much you help people going through such a difficult time. Thank you.

  4. Alison

    This case report is so helpful and encouraging. I gave a copy to my doctor last week. People can slide the player along to 22:35 which is where the interview begins. Many thanks to Margaret and Dieneke for sharing this inspiring experience.

    1. Dieneke

      Hello Alison

      That is great you gave a copy to your doctor. That was exactly the purpose of the programme. To spread the word, whether it is the medical profession or individuals.



  5. Prabha

    I share the feelings of Ms Kathy.What amazes me is your deep understanding of scientific research and the strain you have taken to document it for others. All across the globe many lives would have got saved including that of my wife because of your selfless and dedicated actions spreading well over a decade.My thanks and compliments.


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