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St. Francisville Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

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

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our St. Francisville chiropractic patients and families at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Including 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 – shows indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are studying spices’ medicinal value and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) St. Francisville chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – enhances the potential 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’s taken with 2mg of black pepper, curcumin’s 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, 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. St. Francisville inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. St. Francisville chiropractic care by 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 indicate 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 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 St. Francisville cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a St. Francisville appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to talk about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plan.

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