A Tasty Way to Enhance Severna Park Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t 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 enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New information that tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Back And Neck Care Center. They may be a tasty way for our Severna Park chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found 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 results in some adverse side effects for some patients over time which guided a group of researchers to see what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. Back And Neck Care Center has seen this often in its Severna Park 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, boost vitamin levels and address overweight issues are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Back And Neck Care Center 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 the cherry trees in bloom, now is the perfect time for this new information about the benefits of cherries. But how much of a good thing like tart cherries is healthy and beneficial? Recently, 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 shielded bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That’s positive! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe 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 counter this occurrence. In testing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving the cherry than the control group patients. They determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) increased bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Back And Neck Care Center appreciates this simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our Severna Park chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment today at Back And Neck Care Center. We can assess the status of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be quite tasty!

Back And Neck Care Center shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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