Groton Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: 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! Hutter Chiropractic Office shares some of the latest reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Groton chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Hutter Chiropractic Office adds some spice to this healthier approach and Groton back pain relief!

Hutter Chiropractic Office looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Groton chiropractic patients and families at Hutter Chiropractic Office. Adding 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 indications of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are studying the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Hutter Chiropractic Office would think that Groton 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 together well. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be better absorbed.  One study explains 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, its absorbability increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, lessen 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Groton inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Groton chiropractic care via 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 contain bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that stimulate cell death, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Groton cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Groton appointment with Hutter Chiropractic Office to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Groton chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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