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A Tasty Way to Enhance St. Francisville Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t 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 enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us will not. New information that tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is welcome news to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. They may be a tasty way for our St. Francisville 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 found to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs brings about some adverse side effects which guided a set of researchers to check into what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville has seen this often in its St. Francisville 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 useful in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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, now 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? 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 is beneficial! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures due to 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 assessing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) bettered bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville appreciates this simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our St. Francisville 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 easing osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. We can check 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 quite tasty!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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