Pensacola Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

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

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Pensacola chiropractic patients and families at Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 – presents evidence of cure for centuries despite lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are studying spices’ medicinal value and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center would surmise that Pensacola chiropractic families and patients would embrace the bonus benefit of spicy food’s value!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work well together. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! 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 – similar 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, its absorbability increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Pensacola inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Pensacola 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 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, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Pensacola cancer patient is fighting cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Pensacola appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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