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West Palm Beach Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It is the use of plants to address human illness. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Chiropractic Care reports on some recent research about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for West Palm Beach osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, West Palm Beach women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Chiropractic Care finds these to be positive outcomes for West Palm Beach osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plans at Chiropractic Care are based on well-done research studies and experience. Chiropractic Care values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its goal is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) West Palm Beach nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more than 1000 years. It’s been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Chiropractic Care presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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