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A recent study shows that herbs and spices do more than just add flavor. For example, chili pepper contains capsaicin, the compound that gives it heat. This may help boost metabolism, increasing ability to burn calories and help suppress appetite. A daily half-teaspoon of cinnamon may help control blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

There is also some evidence that suggests that sage may improve cognitive performance in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, and boost memory in young adults, as well. Research suggests that curcumin, the substance that gives tumeric its yellow color, may ease osteoarthritis symptoms and slow the proliferation of certain cancer cells. It is also a proven effective natural anti-inflammatory. The doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center suggest using curcumin with BCM-95 for higher bioavailability.

During your next adjustment don’t forget to sign up for our half hour to health workshop on walking your way to good health at 7:15 pm this Wednesday, February 12, 2014 and receive a free pedometer.