Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

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

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and families at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. Adding 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 – brings evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are studying the medicinal value of spices and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 – akin to capsaicin – enhances the potential of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is increased by black pepper.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there isn’t 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; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, lessen 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Fort Wayne inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Fort Wayne chiropractic care via 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 appear to react well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that stimulate cell death, halt tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Fort Wayne cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Fort Wayne appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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