Eugene Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: 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! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic discloses some of the more recent findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Eugene chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease management and prevention. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Eugene back pain relief!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Eugene chiropractic patients and families at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – brings indications of cure for centuries despite lacking scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Eugene chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – boosts 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, curcumin’s 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); avert some cancers, lessen pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Eugene inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Eugene chiropractic care by 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 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 tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Eugene cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Eugene appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Eugene chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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