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A Tasty Way to Enhance Fort Wayne Bone Health Cherries!

April 30, 2019

Aging bones. We can’t evade signs of aging, and our bones tell 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 pleasing 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!


Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet found to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with pain relief but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs brings about some adverse side effects which guided a set of researchers to see what else may be beneficial. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they reported that nutrition can improve 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 correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, enhance vitamin levels and address overweight issues are valuable in osteoarthritis care, including these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has more information on them both. 


A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is eating tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds the cherry trees in bloom, now is the perfect 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 decline in bone stiffness. (2) That is beneficial! The researchers suggested that tart cherry may help avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers describe 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 possibly counter 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 determined 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 sees this as a simple way to improve bone and is certain our Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We can assess the status of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares that tart cherries may enhance bone health and prevent osteoarthritis.