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Carrolltown Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation reveals some of the more recent findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Carrolltown chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier way to disease prevention and care. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Carrolltown back pain relief!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Carrolltown chiropractic patients and families at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. 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 – brings evidence of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are studying the medicinal value of spices and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation would think that Carrolltown 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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – heightens the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to 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’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; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Carrolltown inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Carrolltown 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 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 tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Carrolltown cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

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

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