Preston Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Chiropractic Associates discloses some of the more recent findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Preston chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier way to disease care and prevention. Chiropractic Associates adds some spice to this healthier approach and Preston back pain relief!

Chiropractic Associates seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Preston chiropractic patients and families at Chiropractic Associates. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Chiropractic Associates would think that Preston chiropractic families and patients would welcome the bonus benefit of spicy food’s value!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is increased by black pepper.  One study explains that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there is not a noticeable serum level reaction. If it’s taken with 2mg of black pepper, curcumin’s absorbability rose 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by triggering transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Chiropractic Associates is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Preston inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Preston chiropractic care via spinal manipulation and nutrition advice relieves back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most astonishing research on the value of spices like black pepper and turmeric indicate their effects on prevention and treatment of cancers. Lung, liver, breast, stomach, colorectal, cervix and prostate cancers seem to respond well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices contain bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that promote cell death, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Preston cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Preston appointment with Chiropractic Associates to talk about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Preston chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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