Baton Rouge Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

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

Spine & Sports Rehab Center looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and families at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Including 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 despite lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! Spine & Sports Rehab Center does!

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 – boosts the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be absorbed better.  One study exemplifies 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; relieve peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, reduce pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Baton Rouge inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Baton Rouge chiropractic care via spinal manipulation and nutrition advice relieves 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 appear to respond 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, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Baton Rouge cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Baton Rouge appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center to talk about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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