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Mandeville Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

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

Mandeville Chiropractic seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Mandeville chiropractic patients and families at Mandeville Chiropractic. 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 – presents evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are examining spices’ medicinal value and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Mandeville chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Mandeville Chiropractic 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 potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it be absorbed better.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there is not a noticeable serum level reaction. 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; relieve 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) Mandeville Chiropractic is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Mandeville inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Mandeville chiropractic care via spinal manipulation and nutrition advice relieves back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most astonishing 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 promote cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Mandeville cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

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

 
 
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