Vancouver Nutrition: Beneficial Cinnamon

Cinnamon. It is a tasty way to help several health issues:  migraine, blood pressure, diabetes mellitus. Chiropractic is all about health! Nutritional approaches to various ailments boost the body’s capability to take care of itself. The key is finding which ones work for what! Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares some of the latest papers concerning this simple ingredient, cinnamon.

HELP FOR Vancouver MIGRAINE

The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of cinnamon were tested for migraine management. Migraine, the most common primary headache type, has increased levels of inflammation. Compared to a control option, cinnamon significantly reduced levels of inflammatory agents, interleukin-6 and nitric oxide. Cinnamon also lessened the frequency, severity and duration of migraine attacks. Cinnamon helped migraine in this study! Additionally, cinnamon is a safe supplement. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre gladly presents research-based safe options to try for health.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood pressure is a common health condition for many Vancouver folks. Cinnamon supplementation positively and significantly affected diastolic blood pressure and significantly affected systolic blood pressure when taken for at least 8 weeks. (2) Several studies have reported that cinnamon reduced blood pressure. A new meta-analysis of 9 randomized clinical trials reported that cinnamon supplementation can boost blood pressure by a modest degree overall.  Significant reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure reduced when taking 2 grams or more a day of cinnamon for at least eight weeks. (3) That’s news worth sharing with our Vancouver chiropractic patients.

DIABETES TYPE II

Vancouver Spine Care Centre cares for many patients who also have diabetes type II. Diabetes mellitus is a disease encompassing a variety of different issues related to insulin resistance or low production of it by the pancreas. This all results in lifelong damage to organs throughout a lifetime. Management is complex. Herbs are frequently included in the management. Cinnamon is mentioned as a positive choice for diabetic hypertensive patients. (4) A survey of the use of complementary alternative medicine by diabetic patients revealed that many use bitter apple, ginger, fenugreek, garlic and cinnamon. 66.1% consumed cinnamon. (5) Vancouver Spine Care Centre wants to know what our chiropractic patients are using and if they find benefit.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes migraine care and neck pain care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Chiropractors like Dr. Heidt utilize the best of research-documented treatment approaches to enhance Vancouver chiropractic care clinical outcomes.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit at Vancouver Spine Care Centre. We can exchange tasty cinnamon recipes during your Cox® Technic treatment if you like!

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares research on the benefits of cinnamon for migraine, diabetes and blood pressure. 
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