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A Tasty Way to Enhance McHenry Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t avoid signs of aging, and our bones reveal our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us will not. New information that tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is pleasing news to Spengel Chiropractic. They may be a tasty way for our McHenry chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs brings about some adverse side effects which guided a group of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Spengel Chiropractic has seen this often in its McHenry chiropractic practice! As these researchers discovered, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to improve lipid and cholesterol numbers, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight issues are useful in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Spengel Chiropractic 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 blooming cherry trees everywhere, it’s 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 wrote that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to stop bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They report that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is beneficial! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe how the immune and endocrine systems play a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can possibly neutralize 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%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Spengel Chiropractic sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is sure our McHenry 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 alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment today at Spengel Chiropractic. We can assess the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

Spengel Chiropractic shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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