A Tasty Way to Enhance Plymouth Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. None of us can escape signs of aging, and our bones reveal our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us develop osteoarthritis of bone. We all would love to escape aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New research about how tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is welcome news to Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. They may be a tasty way for our Plymouth chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs sometimes results in some adverse side effects for some patients over time which lead a group of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they reported that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology has seen this often in its Plymouth chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to improve lipid and cholesterol numbers, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight levels are useful in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is eating tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds blooming cherry trees everywhere, now is the perfect time for this new information about the benefits of cherries. But how much of a good thing like tart cherries is healthy and beneficial? Recently, researchers wrote that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to stop bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They explain that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is advantageous! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe how the immune and endocrine systems have a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially counter this happening. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) increased bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our Plymouth chiropractic patients will, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano describes his treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for taking care of it on The Cox® Table and relieving osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic appointment today at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. We can assess the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be quite tasty!

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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