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A Tasty Way to Enhance Colorado Springs Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t avoid signs of aging, and our bones reveal 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 welcome news to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. They may be a tasty way for our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet described in published research to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs results in some adverse side effects which lead a group of researchers to check into what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they reported that nutrition can improve osteoarthritis symptoms. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has seen this often in its Colorado Springs 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 issues are useful in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is ingesting tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, now 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 prevent 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’s positive! The researchers advised that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note how the immune and endocrine systems play a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially neutralize this happening. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) increased bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates this simple way to improve bone and is sure our Colorado Springs 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 taking care of it on The Cox® Table and relieving osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. We can assess 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!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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