Sandy Springs Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Cross Chiropractic Center discloses some of the latest reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Sandy Springs chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease care and prevention. Cross Chiropractic Center adds some spice to this healthier approach and Sandy Springs back pain relief!

Cross Chiropractic Center looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients and families at Cross Chiropractic Center. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – brings indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Sandy Springs chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Cross Chiropractic 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 – heightens the potential of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is boosted by black pepper.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there is not a noticeable serum level reaction. 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; relieve peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, lessen pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Cross Chiropractic Center recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Sandy Springs inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Sandy Springs 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 point to their effects on prevention and treatment of cancers. Lung, liver, breast, stomach, colorectal, cervix and prostate cancers appear 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, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Sandy Springs cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

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

 
 
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