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
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 makes their risk of fracture rise. 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 sees
these as 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 osteoporotic post-menopausal women. 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
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)
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
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.