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McHenry Nutrition: Beneficial Cinnamon

Cinnamon. It’s 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 finding which ones are best for what! Spengel Chiropractic shares a few of the latest papers concerning this simple ingredient, cinnamon.

HELP FOR McHenry MIGRAINE

The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of cinnamon were tested for migraine management. Migraine, the most common primary headache type, has increased levels of inflammation. Compared to a control treatment, cinnamon significantly decreased levels of inflammatory agents, interleukin-6 and nitric oxide. Cinnamon also decreased the frequency, severity and duration of migraine attacks. Cinnamon eased migraine in this study! Plus, cinnamon is a safe supplement. (1) Spengel Chiropractic gladly shares research-based safe alternatives to try for health.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood pressure is a familiar health issue for many McHenry 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 stated that cinnamon reduced blood pressure. A recent meta-analysis of 9 randomized clinical trials reported that cinnamon supplementation can improve blood pressure by a modest degree overall.  Significant reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure decreased when using 2 grams or more a day of cinnamon for at least 8 weeks. (3) That is news worth sharing with our McHenry chiropractic patients.

DIABETES TYPE II

Spengel Chiropractic cares for many patients who also have diabetes type II. Diabetes mellitus is a disease involving many different issues associated with insulin resistance or low production of it by the pancreas. This all results in lifelong damage to organs throughout a lifetime. Management is complex. Herbs are frequently added to the management. Cinnamon is mentioned as a favorable 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% used cinnamon. (5) Spengel Chiropractic wants to know what our chiropractic patients are using 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 mix the best of research-documented treatment methods to help McHenry chiropractic patients!

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic visit at Spengel Chiropractic. We can swap tasty cinnamon recipes during your Cox® Technic treatment if you like!

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