Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It is the system of using plants to help
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center reports on some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Pensacola osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved 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, Pensacola women are prompted
to check the status of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their risk of fracture rise. In a recent study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance
fracture healing 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 enhanced. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center finds these to be positive outcomes
for Pensacola osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Pensacola chiropractic treatment plans at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its aim is to gauge the effect of ginger and
turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and
osteoporosis biomarkers in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Pensacola
nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep growing!
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 has been available for a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence
FLL has 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) Further,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment
with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.