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A Tasty Way to Enhance Toronto Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot avoid signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have 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 research about how tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is refreshing news to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. They may be a tasty way for our Toronto chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs sometimes brings about some adverse side effects for some patients over time which lead a group of researchers to see what else may help. In their analysis of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has seen this often in its Toronto 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, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight levels are valuable in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is consuming tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, it 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? Of late, 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 decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is positive! 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 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 possibly neutralize this happening. In assessing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our Toronto chiropractic patients will, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano details his care of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and easing osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment today at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. We can assess the condition of your bone as well as your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be very tasty!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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