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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the system of using plants to help human illness. It is been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Apple Country Chiropractic reports on some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Williamson 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, Williamson women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are regulated by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic sees these as beneficial outcomes for Williamson osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Williamson chiropractic treatment plans at Apple Country Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Apple Country Chiropractic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal is to gauge the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Williamson nutritional options 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 available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the effect FLL has 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 improved. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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

 
Apple Country Chiropractic presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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