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Malverne Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Malverne Health & Wellness discloses some of the more recent reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Malverne chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier way to disease care and prevention. Malverne Health & Wellness adds some spice to this healthier approach and Malverne back pain relief!

Malverne Health & Wellness seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Malverne chiropractic patients and families at Malverne Health & Wellness. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – shows evidence of cure for centuries despite lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are analyzing the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Malverne chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Malverne Health & Wellness 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 – improves the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be better absorbed.  One study explains that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, serum levels remain low. If it’s taken with 2mg of black pepper, curcumin’s absorbability increased 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, lessen pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by causing transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Malverne Health & Wellness sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Malverne inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Malverne chiropractic care via 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 respond well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that promote cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Malverne cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Malverne appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Malverne chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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