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Manahawkin Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares some of the latest reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Manahawkin chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Manahawkin back pain relief!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients and families at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries even while 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 growth of microorganisms. (1) Manahawkin chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! 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 – boosts the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be better absorbed.  One study reports 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 increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; help peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert 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) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Manahawkin inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Manahawkin chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps 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 encourage cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Manahawkin cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Manahawkin appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to chat about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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