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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the use of plants to address human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre reports on some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Toronto 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, Toronto women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained 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 increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre finds these to be beneficial results for Toronto osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Toronto chiropractic treatment plans at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre are based on well-done research studies and experience. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim is to measure 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 really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Toronto nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

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 influence 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 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 approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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