A Tasty Way to Enhance Baton Rouge Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot escape signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would love to escape aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us will not. New research about how tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is pleasing news to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. They may be a tasty way for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet described in published research to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs sometimes results in some adverse side effects for some patients over time which lead a group of researchers to see what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has seen this often in its Baton Rouge 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, boost vitamin levels and address overweight issues are useful in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 blooming cherry trees everywhere, it is the ideal 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 explain that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to stop bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They report 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’s positive! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe 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 neutralize this occurrence. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving 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! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is sure our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano describes his care of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. We can check the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be very tasty!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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