A Tasty Way to Enhance Vancouver Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot evade signs of aging, and our bones reveal our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have 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 prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Vancouver Spine Care Centre. They may be a tasty way for our Vancouver 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 found to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using 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 review of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Vancouver Spine Care Centre has seen this often in its Vancouver chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, 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 valuable in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is eating 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? Recently, 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 shielded bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decline in bone stiffness. (2) That is beneficial! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to 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 using the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates this simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our Vancouver chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

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 alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment today at Vancouver Spine Care Centre. We can check the condition of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be quite tasty!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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