Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the use of plants to address
human disease. It’s been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for West Des Moines osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, West Des Moines women are prompted
to check the status of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are influenced
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance
fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa finds these to be positive results
for West Des Moines osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plans at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa are based on well-done research studies and experience. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its aim is to quantify the effect of ginger and
turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and
osteoporosis biomarkers for post-menopausal
women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) West Des Moines
nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!
FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used
for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more
than 1000 years. It has been available for a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the effect
FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems
to influence that. As an extra
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
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Listen to the PODCAST
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.