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McHenry Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Spengel Chiropractic reveals some of the more recent findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. McHenry chiropractic patients are healthy people often seeking a healthier approach to disease care and prevention. Spengel Chiropractic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and McHenry back pain relief!

Spengel Chiropractic looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our McHenry chiropractic patients and families at Spengel Chiropractic. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – presents indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and showing support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) McHenry chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Spengel Chiropractic does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it be absorbed better.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, serum levels remain low. 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; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, reduce 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) Spengel Chiropractic sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. McHenry inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. McHenry chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps back pain and related inflammation.

Some of the most astonishing 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 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, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a McHenry cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a McHenry appointment with Spengel Chiropractic to chat about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy McHenry chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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