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 are quite used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Malverne Health & Wellness shares some recent research
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Malverne osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone
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, Malverne women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are influenced
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk rise. In a recent study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known 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 reduced and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Malverne Health & Wellness finds these to be positive results
for Malverne osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Malverne chiropractic treatment plans at
Malverne Health & Wellness are based on well-done research studies and experience. Malverne Health & Wellness
appreciates 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 in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Malverne
nutritional options for osteoporosis keep expanding!
FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND
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’s been available for a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect
FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems
to influence that. As an extra
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of combining chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to boost the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment
with Malverne Health & Wellness to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.