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Brooks Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the system of using plants to address human disease. It’s been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Soft Health and Healing Clinic reports on some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Brooks 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, Brooks 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 drop which increases their fracture risk. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic finds these to be positive outcomes for Brooks osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Brooks chiropractic treatment plans at Soft Health and Healing Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Soft Health and Healing Clinic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its aim is to quantify 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 relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Brooks nutritional options 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 has been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the influence FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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