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A Tasty Way to Enhance Richmond Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot escape 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 Johnson Chiropractic. They may be a tasty way for our Richmond 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 halt 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 see what else may help. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Johnson Chiropractic has seen this often in its Richmond chiropractic practice! As these researchers discovered, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, boost vitamin levels and address overweight levels are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Johnson Chiropractic 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, 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 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 protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decline in bone stiffness. (2) That is beneficial! The researchers advised that tart cherry may help 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 neutralize this occurrence. In assessing 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! Johnson Chiropractic appreciates this simple way to help and protect bone and is certain our Richmond 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 care of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and relieving osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment today at Johnson Chiropractic. We can check the status of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be very tasty!

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