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
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, known to enhance
fracture healing 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
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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with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.