New York City Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Innate Wisdom discloses some of the current findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. New York City chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Innate Wisdom adds some spice to this healthier approach and New York City back pain relief!

Innate Wisdom seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our New York City chiropractic patients and families at Innate Wisdom. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – presents indications of cure for centuries even while deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining spices’ medicinal value and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Innate Wisdom would surmise that New York City 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 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 – enhances 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, its 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); 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) Innate Wisdom sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. New York City inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. New York City chiropractic care by 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 point to 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, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a New York City cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a New York City appointment with Innate Wisdom to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy New York City chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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