Lynchburg Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Palmer Chiropractic Center shares some of the latest reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Lynchburg chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease management and prevention. Palmer Chiropractic Center adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Lynchburg back pain relief!

Palmer Chiropractic Center looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Lynchburg chiropractic patients and families at Palmer Chiropractic Center. Including some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Lynchburg chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 – present natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the power 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, serum levels remain low. If it is 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); avert 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Lynchburg inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Lynchburg 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 point to 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, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Lynchburg cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Lynchburg appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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