Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines. Such spicy histories! New Hampshire Spine and Sport reveals some of the latest findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease prevention and management. New Hampshire Spine and Sport adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Southern New Hampshire back pain relief!
New Hampshire Spine and Sport seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients and families at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Including some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – presents indications of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation thus far. Biologists today are studying spices’ medicinal value and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport would think that Southern New Hampshire 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 together well. Asian foods have always been tastier and more full of healthful benefits! Curcumin and other curcuminoids – chemical compounds in turmeric – present natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – boosts the power of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is boosted by black pepper. One study reports that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, there is not 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, lessen 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Southern New Hampshire inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care by 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 respond well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices contain 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 Southern New Hampshire cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport to discuss how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan.