Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as flavorings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! The Novelli Wellness Center reveals some of the latest reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier way to disease care and prevention. The Novelli Wellness Center adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Buffalo, NY back pain relief!

The Novelli Wellness Center looks for healthier ways of living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients and families at The Novelli Wellness Center. Adding some spice is one such way. Research in South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are integral to traditional foods of the region – shows indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Biologists today are examining the medicinal value of spices and reporting support for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients and families welcome that extra value of their spicy food! The Novelli Wellness Center does!

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 – akin to capsaicin – heightens 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’s taken with 2mg of black pepper, its 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, lessen pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) The Novelli Wellness Center sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it is chronic or acute. Buffalo, NY inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Buffalo, NY chiropractic care by spinal manipulation and nutrition advice helps 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 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 stimulate cell death, halt production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Buffalo, NY cancer patient is fighting cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Buffalo, NY appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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