A Tasty Way to Enhance West Des Moines Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. None of us can evade 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 won’t. New research about how tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. They may be a tasty way for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs brings about some adverse side effects which lead a group of researchers to check into what else may help. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has seen this often in its West Des Moines chiropractic practice! As these researchers discovered, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, boost vitamin levels and address overweight issues are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is ingesting tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, now 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? Recently, researchers explain that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to prevent bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They report that tart cherry shielded bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decline in bone stiffness. (2) That is advantageous! 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 potentially offset this happening. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) bettered bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our West Des Moines chiropractic patients will, too!

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

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We can check the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be very tasty!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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