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
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 given 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
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)
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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.