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Ashburn Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares some of the current findings about the benefits of turmeric and black pepper: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Ashburn chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn adds some spice to this healthier approach and Ashburn back pain relief!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic proves to be for our Ashburn chiropractic patients and families at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. 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 despite lacking scientific explanation thus far. Today, biologists are examining spices’ medicinal value and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the growth of microorganisms. (1) Ashburn chiropractic patients and families appreciate that extra value of their spicy food! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn does!

The spices black pepper (peperine) and turmeric (curcumin and curcuminoids) work together well. Asian foods have tasted better and been healthier for years! 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 – improves the potential of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper lets it 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’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; relieve peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, reduce pain even potentially neuropathic pain (by triggering transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well aware of inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Ashburn inflammation takes part in disease and in back pain. Ashburn 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 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, stop tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Ashburn cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Ashburn appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to chat about how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to relieve pain as part of your healthy Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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