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Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Spinal Care Clinic shares some of the latest findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier way to disease prevention and care. Spinal Care Clinic adds some spice to this healthier approach and Burlington and Hamilton back pain relief!

Spinal Care Clinic looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients and families at Spinal Care Clinic. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – brings evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are analyzing spices’ medicinal value and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Spinal Care Clinic would surmise that Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic families and patients would welcome 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 – akin to capsaicin – boosts the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it be absorbed better.  One study reports 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 increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, lessen pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by causing transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Spinal Care Clinic is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Burlington and Hamilton inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Burlington and Hamilton 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 indicate 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 tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Burlington and Hamilton cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton appointment with Spinal Care Clinic to talk about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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