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A Tasty Way to Enhance West Palm Beach Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. None of us can evade signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New information that tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Chiropractic Care. They may be a tasty way for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet discovered to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs results in some adverse side effects which lead a set of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Chiropractic Care has seen this often in its West Palm Beach 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, boost vitamin levels and address overweight levels are valuable in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Chiropractic Care has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is consuming tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, it’s 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 explain that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to prevent bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They report 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’s positive! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to 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 neutralize this happening. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Chiropractic Care sees this as a simple way to help and protect bone and is certain our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

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 easing osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today at Chiropractic Care. We can check the status of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

Chiropractic Care shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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