Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Idea: Black Pepper & Turmeric05/09/2017Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have long histories as flavorings and medicines. Such spicy histories! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc discloses some of the more recent reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier way to disease management and prevention. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc adds some spice to this healthier approach and Fort Wayne back pain relief! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and families at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. 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 – presents indications of cure for centuries despite deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are analyzing spices’ medicinal value and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may halt the progression of microorganisms. (1) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and families are grateful for that extra value of their spicy food! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. Black pepper – akin to capsaicin – improves the potential of turmeric. Not being very bioavailable on its own, curcumin’s absorbability is increased by black pepper. One study explains 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; alleviate peptic ulcers (by preventing H-pylori bacteria growth); prevent some cancers, reduce 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees inflammation’s role in back pain whether it’s chronic or acute. Fort Wayne inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Fort Wayne 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 respond well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices contain bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that stimulate cell death, halt tumor creation, movement and attack, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Fort Wayne cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive! Schedule a Fort Wayne appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."