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Manahawkin Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to address human illness. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center reports on some recent research about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Manahawkin osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Manahawkin women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their risk of fracture increase. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center finds these to be positive outcomes for Manahawkin osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plans at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its aim is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Manahawkin nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more than 1000 years. It’s been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal way to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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