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San Jose Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Just spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions reveals some of the latest reports about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. San Jose chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions adds some spice to this healthier way of life and San Jose back pain relief!

McMurray Chiropractic Solutions looks for healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our San Jose chiropractic patients and families at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions. Adding 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 – brings evidence of cure for centuries even while lacking scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) San Jose chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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 – offer natural benefits like being anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Black pepper – similar to capsaicin – enhances the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it be better absorbed.  One study exemplifies 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, 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); avert 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) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. San Jose inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. San Jose 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 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 promote cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a San Jose cancer patient is fighting cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a San Jose appointment with McMurray Chiropractic Solutions to talk about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy San Jose chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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