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Vancouver Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Vancouver Disc Centers shares some of the latest findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Vancouver chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Vancouver Disc Centers adds some spice to this healthier approach and Vancouver back pain relief!

Vancouver Disc Centers looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Vancouver chiropractic patients and families at Vancouver Disc Centers. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are analyzing the medicinal value of spices and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers would think that Vancouver 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 – present natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – enhances the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be absorbed better.  One study reports 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, curcumin’s absorbability rose 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; help 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) Vancouver Disc Centers is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Vancouver inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Vancouver 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 encourage cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Vancouver cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Vancouver appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers to talk about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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