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Doctor insights on: Does Black Pepper Help Absorption Of Curcumin

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper. Any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper. Any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www. Phytosomes. Info/public/meriva. Asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals.

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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Yes, not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation, is good for brain, heart and liver, thins blood, protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl. Com/o2eknpt

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Are there side effects with black pepper?

Are there side effects with black pepper?

Possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic.

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Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation.

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Do lice look like black pepper?

Do lice look like black pepper?

No: If you ever see them they are pale brown bugs. Any black pepper looking stuff on the scalp is likely hair broken at the root.

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What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

Irritation: Spices like pepper and hot chilis cause irritation which can make you sneeze and cough. I suspect you are having a mild case of layrngeospasm which the cold food. I am mildly concerned about this becuase if you had a severe reaction it could be serious. Perhaps an ENT doctor could help you figure this problem out.

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I have scabs on my scalp some are very painful. Sometimes there are black pepper like that fall off?

Need Derm apt: Sorry, but your question is impossible to answer without an exam Please make an apt with Dermatology

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My child got black pepper in her eyes. How do I relieve the pain and get it out? Can this cause damage?

My child got black pepper in her eyes. How do I relieve the pain and get it out? Can this cause damage?

Black pepper: Black pepper will not damage her eyes. Keep flushing her eyes with cold water

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Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?

Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?

Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms.

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Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

99.9% of the time: "foriegn" objects in the stool can be explained by what you put in "on top" ie: ate or took as medication. For example. Are you taking IRON CAPSULES (extended release meant to avoid stomach irritation)??? Think about what you are eating.....and if this "detective work" does not give you the answer. As Sherlock Holmes said if the probable have been ruled out the answer must lie in the improbable

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Put a lot of black pepper on food. Took a bite and started coughing, thinking I inhaled some of the pepper? Is this dangerous? Will it affect my lungs

Put a lot of black pepper on food. Took a bite and started coughing, thinking I inhaled some of the pepper? Is this dangerous? Will it affect my lungs

Cough reflex.: Sounds like your protective cough mechanism kicked in, which is geared to protect the lungs from insults such as this. Chances are your lungs are just fine. Not uncommon with pepper, though.

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What causes me to start craving black pepper?

What causes me to start craving black pepper?

Plausible explantion: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper.

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Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients.

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Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients.

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Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

No: Pepper is not known to increase risk of heart or vascular disease. In fact substituting pepper for salt can be beneficial.

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Do clove, date and black pepper cuts down cholesterol?

I will answer for: Cloves and black peppers. While these both have numerous health benefits, I have found no claims or studies that indicate that either cloves or black pepper reduce cholesterol levels.

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I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

Taken: Taken from livestrong. Com. See link for full article. Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews. Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge.

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What causes a craving for black pepper?

Black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper.

Curcumin (Definition)

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