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Chicago Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Chiropractic Care discloses some of the latest reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Chicago chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Chiropractic Care adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Chicago back pain relief!

Chiropractic Care looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Chicago chiropractic patients and families at Chiropractic Care. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – presents indications of cure for centuries despite lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are analyzing spices’ medicinal value and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Chicago chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! Chiropractic Care does!

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 – boosts the potential 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, curcumin’s absorbability increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; help peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Chiropractic Care recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Chicago inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Chicago chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most astonishing 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 contain bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that stimulate cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Chicago cancer patient is fighting cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

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

 
 
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