Tasty Fort Wayne Anti-Inflammatory Goodies: Blueberries and Curcumin 06/14/2022Fort Wayne patients|Sufferers with conditions related to inflammation like osteoarthritis (OA) may benefit from some interesting additions to their daily diet. Blueberries and curcumin each offer anti-inflammatory benefits that may well help manage their effects. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates these easy, tasty options to help combat inflammation in addition to the rest of the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. CURCUMIN’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMPACT ON DISEASE For over 4000 years, curcumin’s healthy benefits – including its ability to lessen human diseases/conditions like diabetes, cancer, and inflammation - have been understood. A new review of studies highlighted curcumin’s effectiveness in treating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and MS. (1) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor particularly appreciates curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties for managing osteoarthritis (OA). A chronic degenerative disease, osteoarthritis isn’t an issue with a sure cure, but curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties shine in their therapeutic value for OA management. Researchers specifically noted the chondroprotective effects curcumin has. (2) Up against the usual treatment of OA – NSAIDs, corticosteroids, etc. – curcumin had a protective effect against OA with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant factors in a study of osteoarthritis rats. One of the multiple benefits described in this study was that arthritic conditions as well as serum biomarkers TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-10, COMP, and CRP reduced after 4 weeks of use. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows our typical, older OA patient who has trouble walking will value this! THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF BLUEBERRIES Not that curcumin IS NOT tasty, but blueberries may come to mind as the tastier choice of the two! Good thing! Blueberries, too, offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Rich in bioactive substances as well as other healthy properties - anti-oxidant, neuroprotective, anti-obesity, anti-cancer – blueberries are reported to help treat cancer, reduce metabolic syndrome, and protect liver function via their ability to intervene in nuclear receptor activity. (4) Blueberries function at the cellular level! They slackened the production of inflammatory factors, particularly TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and IGF1. (5) Another study recommended daily blueberry eating may decrease pain, stiffness, and difficulty performing daily tasks as well as bettering gait may well improve quality of life for knee OA sufferers who find walking difficult. (6) Blueberries are tasty options to add to your nutrition plan for those suffering with inflammation. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutritional tips like curcumin help a patient dealing with neck pain and inflammation. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients coping with inflammatory conditions discover relief with our chiropractic care and have the opportunity to improve their treatment plan tastily with blueberries and curcumin. We enjoy sharing this kind of info! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."