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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address human disease. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic reports on some recent research about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Montreal osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Montreal women are prompted to check the status 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 decrease which makes their risk of fracture increase. In a new 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 enhanced. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic finds these to be positive outcomes for Montreal osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Montreal chiropractic treatment plans at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its aim is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Montreal 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 around 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 an extra effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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