Paramus Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center discloses some of the more recent findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Paramus chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Paramus back pain relief!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Paramus chiropractic patients and families at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Including 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 – brings evidence of cure for centuries even while deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are analyzing the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center would think that Paramus 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 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 – 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, curcumin’s 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, reduce pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by triggering transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Paramus inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Paramus 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 react 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, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Paramus cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Paramus appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Paramus chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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