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A Tasty Way to Enhance San Jose Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot evade signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us develop osteoarthritis of bone. We all would love to escape aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New information that tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Chiropractic Solutions. They may be a tasty way for our San Jose 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 described in published research to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs sometimes brings about some adverse side effects for some patients over time which lead a group of researchers to check into what else may be beneficial. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they reported that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Chiropractic Solutions has seen this often in its San Jose chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, 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 levels are valuable in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Chiropractic Solutions 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 the cherry trees in bloom, it is 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? Of late, researchers wrote that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to prevent bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They explain 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 positive! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures due to 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 potentially counter 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%) bettered bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Chiropractic Solutions sees this as a simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our San Jose 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 details 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 easing osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a San Jose chiropractic appointment today at Chiropractic Solutions. We can assess the condition of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be quite tasty!

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