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Millville Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares some recent research about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Millville osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Millville women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic sees these as positive outcomes for Millville osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Millville chiropractic treatment plans at Wilson Family Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Wilson Family Chiropractic values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim is to quantify the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Millville nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more than 1000 years. It has been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal way to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Wilson Family Chiropractic shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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