Plymouth Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology discloses some of the current reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Plymouth chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology adds some spice to this healthier approach and Plymouth back pain relief!

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Plymouth chiropractic patients and families at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – brings indications of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Plymouth chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – heightens the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is increased 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; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Plymouth inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Plymouth chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most amazing 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 appear 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 encourage cell death, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Plymouth cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Plymouth appointment with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology to talk about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Plymouth chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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