A Tasty Way to Enhance Ottawa Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We can’t evade signs of aging, and our bones tell 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 will not. New information that tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. They may be a tasty way for our Ottawa chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet described in published research to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs brings about some adverse side effects which lead a set of researchers to check into what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has seen this often in its Ottawa chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to improve lipid and cholesterol numbers, boost vitamin levels and address overweight levels are beneficial in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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, it is the perfect 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 wrote 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’s beneficial! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe how the immune and endocrine systems have a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially counter this occurrence. In testing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving the cherry than the control group patients. They determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) increased bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider appreciates this simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our Ottawa chiropractic patients will, too!

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano details his treatment 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 Ottawa chiropractic appointment today at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. We can check the condition of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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