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
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
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)
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
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.