Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help
human disease. It is been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Hollstrom & Associates Inc reports on some recent news
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Largo osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Largo women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described 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 new study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density increased as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees
these as beneficial outcomes
for Largo osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Largo chiropractic treatment plans at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc are based on well-done research studies and experience. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its aim is to gauge 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 really make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Largo
nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!
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 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 a bonus
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
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of combining chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment
with Hollstrom & Associates Inc to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.