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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the system of using plants to address human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. reports on some recent findings about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Auburn osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Auburn women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. 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 boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. finds these to be beneficial results for Auburn osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Auburn chiropractic treatment plans at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. are based on well-done research studies and experience. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its goal is to quantify the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Auburn 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 come from the effect FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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