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Montreal Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Black Pepper & Turmeric

Black Pepper. Turmeric. Are they simply spices? No! Black pepper and turmeric have lengthy histories as seasonings and medicines.  Such spicy histories! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares some of the current reports about the benefits of black pepper and turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer. Montreal chiropractic patients are healthy people often looking for a healthier approach to disease prevention and care. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic adds some spice to this healthier way of life and Montreal back pain relief!

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic seeks out healthier approaches to living just as chiropractic demonstrates itself to be for our Montreal chiropractic patients and families at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Including some spice is one such way. Research coming out of South Asia and Middle East countries - where spices are key to traditional foods of the region – brings 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 halt the growth of microorganisms. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic would surmise that Montreal 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 well together. 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 – similar to capsaicin – heightens the power of turmeric. Curcumin is not very bioavailable, so black pepper allows it to be better absorbed.  One study exemplifies that if 2 grams of curcumin are taken alone, serum levels remain low. If it is taken with 2mg of black pepper, its absorbability rose 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 initiating transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1); and alleviate inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and the like). (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic recognizes inflammation’s role in back pain be it chronic or acute. Montreal inflammation plays a role in disease and in back pain. Montreal 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 seem to react well to black pepper, turmeric, black cumin, ginger, garlic, saffron and chili pepper. These spices contain bioactive compounds – curcumin, thymoquinone, piperine, capsaicin - that promote cell death, stop production, migration and invasion of tumors, and sensitize tumors to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. (3) When a Montreal cancer patient is fighting cancer, these reactions to spices like black pepper and turmeric are certainly good!

Schedule a Montreal appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to discuss how black pepper and turmeric just may spice up your life enough to reduce pain as part of your healthy Montreal chiropractic treatment plan.

 
 
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