chiropractic care is a natural approach to healing. As chiropractors, we help our patients seek safe alternatives to medications and surgery when it's feasible. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, of course, recognizes the importance of medication, and sometimes the necessary roles these interventions play, but we try to help our patients who so desire to cope without them.
A natural approach, nutrition, is often a vital component added into our West Des Moines chiropractic services' treatment plan. We never know what may arise in the literature as being beneficial. For example, flax seed may hinder the progression of osteoporosis!
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa's chiropractic team enjoys sharing new information based on recent findings which may help many of our West Des Moines osteoporosis patients. We've shared lots of information on bone nutrition and how important it is to feed your bones; particularly when you endure osteoporosis. For years, the benefits of calcium and Vitamin D3 - and even beer due to its silicon content and benefit for bone mineral density, but that's an article for another time! (1) - for osteoporosis have been touted.
A new study proclaims flax seed supplementation as being bone-protective. The researchers propose that the ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) in the flax seed oil, not necessarily the lignan fraction of flax seeds, is key. Their conclusion is that eating flax seeds while on estrogen therapy or taking flax seed oil alone is best for supplementation to enhance bone-protection. (2)
So, West Des Moines osteoporosis folks, keep taking your calcium and Vitamin D3 for osteoporosis and coming to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for chiropractic care, but acquire a taste for
flax seed! See if you can find a West Des Moines restaurant using flax seeds in their recipes. Try the seeds or use flax seed oil for cooking or in a salad dressing. You - and your osteoporotic
bones or pre-osteoporotic bones! - may very-well like and even benefit from it!
Check out the flaxseed research for
osteoporosis, then contact your West Des Moines chiropractic center, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, to work in a natural approach to osteoporosis with chiropractic!