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McHenry Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address human illness. It is been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Spengel Chiropractic reports on some recent research about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for McHenry osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, McHenry women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Spengel Chiropractic sees these as positive outcomes for McHenry osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

McHenry chiropractic treatment plans at Spengel Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Spengel Chiropractic values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its goal is to gauge the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) McHenry nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

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’s been available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears 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 way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Spengel Chiropractic presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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