A Tasty Way to Enhance Groton Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t evade signs of aging, and our bones tell 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 research about how tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is welcome news to Hutter Chiropractic Office. They may be a tasty way for our Groton chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet described in published research to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs sometimes results in 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 concluded that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Hutter Chiropractic Office has seen this often in its Groton chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight levels are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Hutter Chiropractic Office has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is consuming tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds blooming cherry trees everywhere, now 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 explain 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 shielded 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 due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note how the immune and endocrine systems have a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially offset this happening. In testing 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! Hutter Chiropractic Office sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our Groton 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 care 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 Groton chiropractic appointment today at Hutter Chiropractic Office. We can check the condition of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be very tasty!

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