Baton Rouge Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to address human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Baton Rouge osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Baton Rouge women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which makes their risk of fracture rise. In a new 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 rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees these as beneficial results for Baton Rouge osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation are based on well-done research studies and experience. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its goal is to gauge the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Baton Rouge 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’s been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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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 boost the positive clinical outcomes for patients with back pain. 

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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