Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines. Such spicy histories! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic reveals some of the latest reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Augusta chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Augusta back pain relief!
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic seeks out healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Augusta chiropractic patients and families at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are fundamental to traditional foods of the region – brings evidence of cure for centuries even while deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are studying spices’ medicinal value and showing evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Augusta chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic does!
The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work well together. 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 potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be absorbed better. One study reports 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, its absorbability rose 2000%! Together, black pepper and turmeric offer to control obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes; relieve peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); avert some cancers, lessen pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by starting transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Augusta inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Augusta chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps back pain and related inflammation.
Some of the most amazing 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 have bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that encourage cell death, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Augusta cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!
Schedule a Augusta appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to talk about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Augusta chiropractic treatment plan.