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A Tasty Way to Enhance Brooks Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. None of us can avoid signs of aging, and our bones reveal our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would love to escape aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New research about how tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is pleasing news to Soft Health and Healing Clinic. They may be a tasty way for our Brooks chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet discovered to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs results in some adverse side effects which lead a set of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Soft Health and Healing Clinic has seen this often in its Brooks 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 issues are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 is 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 explain that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decline in bone stiffness. (2) That’s advantageous! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note 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 counter 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! Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our Brooks chiropractic patients will, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano details his treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and easing osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment today at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. We can check the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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