Manchester 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! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries discloses some of the latest findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Manchester chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Manchester back pain relief!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Manchester chiropractic patients and families at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Including some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are analyzing spices’ medicinal value and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries would think that Manchester 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 – offer natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – boosts the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is increased by black pepper.  One study reports that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, serum levels remain low. If it’s taken with 2mg of black pepper, its 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); prevent some cancers, lessen pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by causing transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Manchester inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Manchester 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 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 promote cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Manchester cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Manchester appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to chat about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Manchester chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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