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Tarrytown Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Tarrytown Chiropractic shares some of the current findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Tarrytown chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease management and prevention. Tarrytown Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier approach and Tarrytown back pain relief!

Tarrytown Chiropractic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Tarrytown chiropractic patients and families at Tarrytown Chiropractic. Adding some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – brings evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are examining the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic would surmise that Tarrytown 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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – boosts 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 increased 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 possibly neuropathic pain (by initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Tarrytown inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Tarrytown chiropractic care via 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 seem to react well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that stimulate cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Tarrytown cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

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

 
 
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