A Tasty Way to Enhance Fort Wayne Bone Health Cherries!04/30/2019Aging bones. We cannot escape signs of aging, and our bones reveal our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us develop 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 will not. New information that tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is welcome news to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. They may be a tasty way for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to do what they can to keep their bones healthy! BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often precedes disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet discovered to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Using drugs brings about some adverse side effects which lead a group of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has seen this often in its Fort Wayne chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, 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 levels are valuable in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 report that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is positive! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe how the immune and endocrine systems play a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially neutralize this happening. In assessing 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They concluded that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) bettered bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates this simple way to improve bone and is certain our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will, too! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 taking care of it on The Cox® Table and alleviating osteoarthritic pain. Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We can check the condition of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Taking care of aging bones may be quite tasty! « 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."