Severna Park Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: 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! Back And Neck Care Center reveals some of the more recent findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Severna Park chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease management and prevention. Back And Neck Care Center adds some spice to this healthier approach and Severna Park back pain relief!

Back And Neck Care Center looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Severna Park chiropractic patients and families at Back And Neck Care Center. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – shows indications 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 growth of microorganisms. (1) Severna Park chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Back And Neck Care Center does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – improves the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be better absorbed.  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, its absorbability rose 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; help peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, lessen 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) Back And Neck Care Center is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Severna Park inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Severna Park 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 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, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Severna Park cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Severna Park appointment with Back And Neck Care Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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