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Nashua Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

May 09, 2017

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Moriarty Chiropractic reveals some of the more recent reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Nashua chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Moriarty Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Nashua back pain relief!

Moriarty Chiropractic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Nashua chiropractic patients and families at Moriarty Chiropractic. Including some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – brings indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are analyzing the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic would think that Nashua 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 always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – heightens the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is boosted by black pepper.  One study exemplifies 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, its absorbability rose 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent 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) Moriarty Chiropractic recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Nashua inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Nashua chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps 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 seem 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 stimulate cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Nashua cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Nashua appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic to talk about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Nashua chiropractic treatment plan.