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Toronto Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they just plain, old spices? Not at all! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre discloses some of the more recent findings about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Toronto chiropractic patients are healthy people often pursuing a healthier way to disease management and prevention. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Toronto back pain relief!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Toronto chiropractic patients and families at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Including 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 even while deficient in scientific explanation as of yet. Today, biologists are examining spices’ medicinal value and reporting evidence for the antimicrobial effects they have and just how they may stop the progression of microorganisms. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre would think that Toronto chiropractic families and patients would embrace the bonus benefit of spicy food’s value!

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 – are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial in nature. 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 is 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); avert some cancers, lessen pain even possibly neuropathic pain (by causing transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Toronto inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Toronto chiropractic care via 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 stimulate cell death, halt tumor creation, movement and attack, and prepare tumors to be sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Toronto cancer patient is dealing with cancer, these responses to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly positive!

Schedule a Toronto appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to chat about how black pepper and turmeric might spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Toronto chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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