A Tasty Way to Enhance Plainville Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t avoid 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 prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Layden Chiropractic. They may be a tasty way for our Plainville chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

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 the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs brings about some adverse side effects which lead a group of researchers to check into what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Layden Chiropractic has seen this often in its Plainville 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, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight levels are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Layden Chiropractic has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is ingesting tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, it’s 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? 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 report that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is beneficial! The researchers advised that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note how the immune and endocrine systems play a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can possibly counter this occurrence. In testing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using 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! Layden Chiropractic sees this as a simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our Plainville chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

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 Plainville chiropractic appointment today at Layden Chiropractic. We can assess the condition of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be very tasty!

Layden Chiropractic shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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