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St. Francisville Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It is the system of using plants to address human illness. It is been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville reports on some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for St. Francisville osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, St. Francisville women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are influenced by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville sees these as beneficial outcomes for St. Francisville osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plans at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville are based on well-done research studies and experience. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 for post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) St. Francisville nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep growing!

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 available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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