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Fort Wayne Peppermint Comes to the Aid of Cognition & Appetite Regulation!

Peppermint candy canes...what lovely childhood memories they bring! Remarkably, peppermint is being shown in today’s research to actually be good for memory and cognition (and appetite control). The scent of peppermint pervades holiday décor, stockings, cocoa, and more! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wishes our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and their families a peppermint-filled holiday that will make their journey to Fort Wayne back pain relief and neck pain relief more pleasant!

PEPPERMINT, BRAIN, COGNITION

Researchers and healthcare professionals involved in the care of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment welcome effective, simple, safe-to-use-long-term treatments. Essential oils are potentially just such treatments. Essential oils are extracted from nature’s herbs of which there are many sources low in toxicity. Researchers offer that these perform by reducing the neurotoxicity of amyloid beta (Aβ), anti-oxidative stress, controlling the cholinergic (acetylcholine processing in the nervous system) system, and improving neuroinflammation involving microglia (brain and spinal cord immune cells). (1) In a mice experiment, researchers tested how smelling peppermint essential oil enhanced the ability to learn as well as retain memory as seen in hippocampal CA1 region neurons returning to normal and Aβ deposition decreasing among other changes that may improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. This study also shared a new term – metabolomics, the study of chemical processes involving metabolites (small molecules). In this study, such metabolites involved were arginine, proline, inositol phosphate, cysteine, and methionine. (2). We at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found these so fascinating!

PEPPERMINT, BRAIN, APPETITE

Much like cognition and memory are associated with the brain, so too is appetite. Issues like obesity, diabetes, anorexia, bulimia nervosa are a few issues linked to appetite dysregulation. An assessment of published studies, many of which were mice studies, concerning essential oils or fragrant compounds that were said to manage food intake and energy. Their findings: 11 essential oils and 22 fragrant compounds amplified appetite; 12 essential oils and 7 fragrant compounds reduced appetite. How? Numerous processes involving the sympathetic/parasympathetic nerves, leptin protein hormones, and more. They also said that fragrance memory and cognitive processes may also play a role in appetite regulation. Nonetheless, they exposed hope for appetite regulation and eating disorders control employing essential oils and fragrant compounds. (3) (We all realize that being a bit overweight isn’t good for us, particularly not for those of us with Fort Wayne back pain even though Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is quite good at managing that!) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc would think our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients may be more motivated to enjoy peppermint throughout this year’s holiday season!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Rudy Kachmann, a neurosurgeon, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the connection between diabetes and back pain as well as a variety of other conditions like inflammation, back surgery, etc. He mentions the beneficial role chiropractic has in healthcare and back pain management. Dr. Kachmann has presented at conferences on The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Want to share a peppermint candy cane at your next appointment?!

 
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