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Tonawanda Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares some of the latest reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Tonawanda chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation adds some spice to this healthier approach and Tonawanda back pain relief!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Tonawanda chiropractic patients and families at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. Adding some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental 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 showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Tonawanda chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work well together. Asian foods have always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – offer natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – heightens the potential of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is boosted by black pepper.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there isn’t 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; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, lessen 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 Spine Sports And Rehabilitation recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Tonawanda inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Tonawanda chiropractic care via spinal manipulation and nutrition advice relieves back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most amazing research on the value of spices like black pepper and turmeric point to their effects on prevention and treatment of cancers. Lung, liver, breast, stomach, colorectal, cervix and prostate cancers appear to react 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, halt tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Tonawanda cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Tonawanda appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to talk about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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