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A Tasty Way to Enhance Watertown Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot escape 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 enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New information that tart cherries may help block bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is pleasing news to Watertown Wellness Center. They may be a tasty way for our Watertown 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 discovered to stop it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs results in some adverse side effects which lead a set of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they wrote that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Watertown Wellness Center has seen this often in its Watertown chiropractic practice! As these researchers discovered, 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 issues are valuable in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Watertown Wellness Center 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? Recently, 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 explain that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decline in bone stiffness. (2) That’s beneficial! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures in the presence of highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note how the immune and endocrine systems have a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially offset this occurrence. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients receiving the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Watertown Wellness Center sees this as a simple way to help and protect bone and is certain our Watertown 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 describes his treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment today at Watertown Wellness Center. 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 quite tasty!

Watertown Wellness Center shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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