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Brooks Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Brooks knee pain sufferers undergo the morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of getting up and moving. Soft Health and Healing Clinic hears our Brooks chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Brooks knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one approach? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Soft Health and Healing Clinic wonders “How bad can eating be for Brooks knee pain relief?”

Brooks OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Brooks knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are numerous Brooks knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Brooks knee osteoarthritis sufferer knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in addition to pain. An analysis of 3 studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet have reduced risk of worsening knee pain at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Brooks chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will appreciate it!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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