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New Roads Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! New Roads Chiropractic Center reveals some of the more recent reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. New Roads chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier way to disease management and prevention. New Roads Chiropractic Center adds some spice to this healthier approach and New Roads back pain relief!

New Roads Chiropractic Center looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our New Roads chiropractic patients and families at New Roads Chiropractic Center. Adding some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – shows evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center would surmise that New Roads 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 well together. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! 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 – similar to capsaicin – enhances 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, serum levels remain low. If it is 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); avert some cancers, lessen pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by causing transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. New Roads inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. New Roads chiropractic care by 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 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 have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that encourage cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a New Roads cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a New Roads appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy New Roads chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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