Vancouver Spine Care Centre Highlights Curcumin's Benefit for Neurological Diseases

4000 years of consumption. That’s some history! Curcumin owns it. (Chiropractic enjoys its 125-year history!) Curcumin’s history of dietary use in Eastern countries like China and India gives much fodder to researchers to see just what an impact it makes on disease. And there’s a difference! Curcumin‘s anti-inflammatory property is finding credit for positive influence on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre remains interested in curcumin’s positive role in possible inflammation and Vancouver back pain reduction.

CURCUMIN HISTORY

Curcumin possesses a long history of use over 4000 years (1) yet a shorter history of use in present day for its ability to modulate levels of a variety of brain neurotransmitters as well as preventing cell death. Curcumin affects inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, and enzymes. (2) Back in 2010 researchers speculated that curcumin could be a “future drug of therapy for the treatment of various neurological disorders.” Diabetic neuropathy, tardive dyskinesia, and major depression are a few of those such orders. They requested further clinical studies back then to put curcumin into therapeutic use due to its “neuroprotective action” in diseases like Alzheimer’s, tardive dyskinesia, major depression, epilepsy, and other such neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may add to its neuroprotectiveness. Curcumin’s ability to slow or halt reactive astrocyte expression and thus preventing cell death is beneficial. (3) Your Vancouver chiropractor understands the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and appreciates the potential curcumin has in dealing with cell death and decreasing inflammation and thus reducing Vancouver back pain.

CURCUMIN DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION

What is the optimal way to integrate curcumin for greatest benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is reported to counteract diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as decrease inflammation. A recent paper on curcumin brings to light the role of curcumin in treating neurological diseases (spinal muscular atrophy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and more). In order to effect more attention to curcumin’s benefits, the authors share the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes regarding the use of curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows many Vancouver chiropractic patients will go the supplementation route as it’s simple and effective. Vancouver Spine Care Centre will share what’s right for you and your Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the benefits of anti-inflammatory efforts with curcumin in the relief plan for neck pain within the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. You don’t have to wait 4000 years to realize that curcumin may well benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease.

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre introduces new findings on the benefit of curcumin on inflammation reduction and even neurological disease containment. 
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