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Largo Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Hollstrom & Associates Inc discloses some of the latest reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Largo chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Hollstrom & Associates Inc adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Largo back pain relief!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Largo chiropractic patients and families at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Including some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – presents evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are examining spices’ medicinal value and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc would think that Largo 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 – similar to capsaicin – improves the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be absorbed better.  One study exemplifies 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; ease peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, reduce 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Largo inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Largo chiropractic care by 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 point to 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 promote cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Largo cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Largo appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc to chat about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Largo chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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