A Tasty Way to Enhance Minster Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot escape signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us will not. New research about how tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Minster Chiropractic Center. They may be a tasty way for our Minster chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes 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 group of researchers to see what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Minster Chiropractic Center has seen this often in its Minster chiropractic practice! As these researchers discovered, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight issues are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Minster Chiropractic Center has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is eating tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, it’s the ideal time for this new information about the benefits of cherries. But how much of a good thing like tart cherries is healthy and beneficial? Of late, researchers wrote 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 positive! 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 possibly counter this occurrence. 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 determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Minster Chiropractic Center sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is sure our Minster 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 taking care of it on The Cox® Table and alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment today at Minster Chiropractic Center. We can assess the condition of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be very tasty!

Minster Chiropractic Center shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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