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Auburn Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. reveals some of the more recent reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Auburn chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Auburn back pain relief!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Auburn chiropractic patients and families at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. 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 – presents indications of cure for centuries even while deficient in scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are studying spices’ medicinal value and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Auburn chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 better absorbed.  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 increased 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Auburn inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Auburn 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 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 encourage cell death, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Auburn cancer patient is fighting cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Auburn appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to chat about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Auburn chiropractic treatment plan.

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