West Palm Beach Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Moses Chiropractic shares some of the more recent findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. West Palm Beach chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease care and prevention. Moses Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier approach and West Palm Beach back pain relief!

Moses Chiropractic seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients and families at Moses Chiropractic. 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 evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Moses Chiropractic would think that West Palm Beach 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 – offer natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it be absorbed better.  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); avert some cancers, lessen pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by triggering transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Moses Chiropractic sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. West Palm Beach inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. West Palm Beach chiropractic care via 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 seem to react 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 prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a West Palm Beach cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a West Palm Beach appointment with Moses Chiropractic to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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