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Millville Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Wilson Family Chiropractic reveals some of the latest findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Millville chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier way to disease management and prevention. Wilson Family Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier approach and Millville back pain relief!

Wilson Family Chiropractic seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Millville chiropractic patients and families at Wilson Family Chiropractic. Adding 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 lacking scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are analyzing spices’ medicinal value and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Millville chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Wilson Family 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 – offer 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 explains that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there isn’t a noticeable serum level reaction. 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); prevent some cancers, reduce 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Millville inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Millville chiropractic care by 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 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 have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that promote cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Millville cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Millville appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Millville chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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