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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Highlights Curcumin's Benefit for Neurological Diseases

4000 years of consumption. That’s some history! Curcumin has it. (Chiropractic enjoys its 125-year history!) Curcumin’s history of dietary use in Eastern countries like China and India offers much fodder to researchers to see just what an influence it has on disease. And there’s a difference! Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory substance is gaining recognition for positive influence on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic remains interested in curcumin’s positive role in potential inflammation and Brooks back pain reduction.

CURCUMIN HISTORY

Curcumin has a long history of use over 4000 years (1) yet a shorter history of use in present day for its ability to control levels of a variety of neurotransmitters in the brain as well as stopping cell death. Curcumin affects inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, and enzymes. (2) Back in 2010 researchers suggested that curcumin may well 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 recommended additional clinical studies back then to put curcumin into therapeutic use because of 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 contribute to its neuroprotectiveness. Curcumin’s ability to slow or halt reactive astrocyte expression and thus preventing cell death is beneficial. (3) Your Brooks chiropractor understands the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and values the potential curcumin possesses in addressing cell death and reducing inflammation and thus decreasing Brooks back pain.

CURCUMIN DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION

What is the optimal way to incorporate curcumin for maximal benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is written to offset diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as reduce inflammation. A recent paper on curcumin reveals the role curcumin plays 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 present the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes regarding the use of curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows many Brooks chiropractic patients will go the supplementation route as it’s easy and effective. Soft Health and Healing Clinic will share what is right for you and your Brooks 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 Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Don’t wait 4000 years to understand that curcumin may well benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic introduces recent findings on the benefit of curcumin on inflammation reduction and even neurological disease containment. 
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