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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help human illness. It’s been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. New Roads Chiropractic Center shares some recent findings about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for New Roads osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, New Roads 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 influenced by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk rise. In a new study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center sees these as positive outcomes for New Roads osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

New Roads chiropractic treatment plans at New Roads Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates 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 post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) New Roads 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 has been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem 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 appears to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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New Roads Chiropractic Center shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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