Severna Park Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Osteoporosis & Fracture Risk

Thoughts of the Mediterranean bring postcard-worthy images of gorgeous blue ocean waters, sandy beaches, clear blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Back And Neck Care Center presents nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is talked up around the nutrition world for its many health benefits as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are good for all of us in this Severna Park chiropractic family!


With the growing recognition that diet plays a valuable role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being developed. A new paper with suggestions for guidelines recommended a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to provide calcium and protein adequate enough to preserve normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are linked to a reduced risk of fracture. (1) In other papers, the Mediterranean diet has been described as reducing hip fracture risk. Another recent paper states that there is indication that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also decrease hip fracture risk in addition to risk of lumbar spine osteoporosis in women. (2) A study just published this past month showed that older adults who adhered the Meditterranean Diet more strictly had reduced odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, lower probability of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be inspiring to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Back And Neck Care Center finds these new studies interesting enough to share with our Severna Park chiropractic patients and their families.


Good stuff! Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds), yogurt, seafood/fish, a little red wine, and lots of water, un-sugared sparkling water, juices. It proposes avoiding sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not easy!

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Make your Severna Park chiropractic appointment now. When you think of the Mediterranean, we bet that food becomes part of the picture, a beautiful and healthy picture especially when incorporated into a complete healthy Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan!

 Severna Park mediterranean diet good for body and mind, part of Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan for some
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