West Des Moines Nutrition: Beneficial Cinnamon

Cinnamon. It is a tasty way to help several health issues:  migraine, blood pressure, diabetes mellitus. Chiropractic is all about health! Nutritional approaches to various ailments boost the body’s proficiency to take care of itself. The key is figuring out which ones work for what! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares a few of the latest papers regarding this simple ingredient, cinnamon.

HELP FOR West Des Moines MIGRAINE

Cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties were put to the test for migraine management. Migraine, the most common primary headache type, has increased levels of inflammation. Compared to a control option, cinnamon significantly reduced levels of inflammatory agents, interleukin-6 and nitric oxide. Cinnamon also decreased the frequency, severity and duration of migraine episodes. Cinnamon eased migraine in this study! As far as cinnamon goes, it’s safe. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gladly shares research-based safe alternatives to try for health.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood pressure is a common health issue for many West Des Moines folks. Cinnamon supplementation favorably and significantly affected diastolic blood pressure and when taken for more than 8 weeks significantly affected systolic blood pressure. (2) Quite a few reports have reported that cinnamon reduced blood pressure. A new meta-analysis of 9 randomized clinical trials reported that cinnamon supplementation can boost blood pressure by a modest degree overall.  Significant reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure lessened when using 2 grams or more a day of cinnamon for at least 8 weeks. (3) That is news worth sharing with our West Des Moines chiropractic patients.

DIABETES TYPE II

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for many patients who also are diagnosed with diabetes type II. Diabetes mellitus is a disease encompassing many different issues related to insulin resistance or low production of it by the pancreas. This all gives rise to lifelong damage to organs throughout a lifetime. Management is complex. Herbs are frequently included in the management. Cinnamon is mentioned as a positive choice for diabetic hypertensive patients. (4) A survey of the use of complementary alternative medicine by diabetic patients found that many use bitter apple, ginger, fenugreek, garlic and cinnamon. 66.1% consumed cinnamon. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa requests to know what our chiropractic patients are taking and if they find benefit.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he talks about migraine care and neck pain care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Chiropractors like Dr. Heidt utilize the finest of research-documented treatment methods to enhance West Des Moines chiropractic care clinical outcomes.

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We can exchange tasty cinnamon recipes during your Cox® Technic treatment if you like!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares research on the benefits of cinnamon for migraine, diabetes and blood pressure. 
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