Richmond patients|Sufferers with inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis (OA) may
benefit from some interesting additions to their daily diet.
Blueberries and curcumin each extend anti-inflammatory benefits that
may well help manage their effects.
Johnson Chiropractic values these easy, tasty ways
to help combat inflammation in addition to the rest of the
Richmond chiropractic treatment plan.
CURCUMIN’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMPACT ON DISEASE
For more than 4000 years, curcumin’s healthy
benefits – like its ability to lessen human
diseases/conditions like diabetes, cancer, and inflammation - have been known.
A new review of studies highlighted curcumin’s effectiveness in managing neurological
diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and MS. (1) Your Richmond
chiropractor specifically appreciates
curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties for managing
osteoarthritis (OA). A chronic degenerative disease, osteoarthritis isn’t a condition with a sure cure, but curcumin’s
anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties shine in
their therapeutic value for OA management. Researchers particularly
described the chondroprotective effects curcumin offers.
(2) Compared to the common treatment of OA –
NSAIDs, corticosteroids, etc. – curcumin had a protective effect
against OA with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant factors
in an osteoarthritic rat study. One of
the multiple benefits detailed in
this study was that arthritic conditions as well as serum biomarkers
TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-10, COMP, and CRP reduced after 4 weeks of
use. (3) Johnson Chiropractic knows our typical, older OA patient who
has trouble walking will appreciate
THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF BLUEBERRIES
Not that curcumin IS NOT tasty, but blueberries
may come to mind as the tastier choice of the two! Not
a bad thing! Blueberries, too, offer anti-inflammatory positive
attributes. Rich in bioactive substances in addition to
having healthy properties - anti-oxidant, neuroprotective, anti-obesity,
anti-cancer – blueberries are documented to help treat cancer, reduce
metabolic syndrome, and protect liver function via their ability to mediate nuclear receptor activity. (4) Blueberries function
at the cellular level! They slackened the production of
inflammatory factors, specifically TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and
IGF1. (5) Another study suggested daily blueberry eating may reduce
pain, stiffness, and difficulty doing daily tasks as well as bettering
gait may well improve quality of life for knee OA sufferers who
find walking troublesome. (6) Blueberries are tasty choices to add to your nutrition plan for those suffering with inflammation.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutritional
tips like curcumin help a patient dealing with neck pain and inflammation.
Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment now. Our Richmond chiropractic patients coping
with inflammatory conditions find
relief with our chiropractic care and have the chance to supplement
their treatment plan tastily with blueberries and curcumin. We like
sharing this kind of news!