What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
West Des Moines knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hears our West Des Moines
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those West Des Moines
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
asks “How bad can eating be for West Des Moines knee
West Des Moines OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
West Des Moines knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many West Des Moines knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any West Des Moines knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research
reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox®
Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner
with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient
was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic visit with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving West Des Moines
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!