Plainville Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Layden Chiropractic reveals some of the more recent reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Plainville chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Layden Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Plainville back pain relief!

Layden Chiropractic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Plainville chiropractic patients and families at Layden Chiropractic. Adding some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – shows evidence of cure for centuries despite lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are studying the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Layden Chiropractic would surmise that Plainville 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 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 – enhances the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is boosted by black pepper.  One study explains that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, serum levels remain low. If it is taken with 2mg of black pepper, its 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, reduce pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by triggering transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Layden Chiropractic recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Plainville inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Plainville 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 Plainville cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

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

 
 
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