Minster Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Minster Chiropractic Center discloses some of the current findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Minster chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier way to disease management and prevention. Minster Chiropractic Center adds some spice to this healthier approach and Minster back pain relief!

Minster Chiropractic Center seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Minster chiropractic patients and families at Minster Chiropractic Center. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – presents indications of cure for centuries even while deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are analyzing the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Minster chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Minster Chiropractic Center 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 – present natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – boosts the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be absorbed better.  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; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Minster Chiropractic Center sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Minster inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Minster 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 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 promote cell death, halt tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Minster cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

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

 
 
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