Sandy Springs patients|Sufferers with inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis (OA) may
benefit from tasty additions to their daily diet.
Blueberries and curcumin each extend anti-inflammatory benefits that
may well help manage their effects.
Cross Chiropractic Center values these simple, tasty ways
to help combat inflammation by adding these to the rest of the
Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan.
CURCUMIN’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMPACT ON DISEASE
For more than 4000 years, curcumin’s healthy
benefits – like its ability to counter human
diseases/conditions like diabetes, cancer, and inflammation - have been known.
A recent review of studies focused
on curcumin’s effectiveness in managing neurological
diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and MS. (1) Your Sandy Springs
chiropractor specifically appreciates
curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties for managing
osteoarthritis (OA). A chronic degenerative disease, osteoarthritis is
not an issue with a clear cure, but curcumin’s
anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties excel in
their therapeutic value for OA management. Researchers specifically
noted the chondroprotective effects curcumin offers.
(2) Up against the usual treatment of OA –
NSAIDs, corticosteroids, etc. – curcumin offered a protective effect
against OA with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
in an osteoarthritic rat study. One of
the many benefits explained in
this study was that arthritic conditions as well as serum biomarkers
TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-10, COMP, and CRP decreased after 4 weeks of
use. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center knows our typical, older OA patient who
has trouble walking will value
Not that curcumin isn’t tasty, but blueberries
may come to mind as being the tastier of the two! Not
a bad thing! Blueberries, too, offer anti-inflammatory positive
attributes. Rich in bioactive substances in addition to
having healthy properties - anti-oxidant, neuroprotective, anti-obesity,
anti-cancer – blueberries are reported to help treat cancer, reduce
metabolic syndrome, and protect liver function via their ability to intervene
in nuclear receptor activity. (4) Blueberries function
at the cellular level! They slowed the production of
inflammatory factors, specifically TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and
IGF1. (5) Another study recommended daily blueberry eating may decrease
pain, stiffness, and difficulty performing daily tasks as well as bettering
gait may well improve quality of life for knee OA sufferers who
find walking difficult. (6) Blueberries are tasty picks to add to your nutrition plan for those suffering with inflammation.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutritional
tips like curcumin help a patient dealing with neck pain and inflammation.
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. Our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients coping
with inflammation-related conditions find
relief with our chiropractic care and have the opportunity to improve
their treatment plan tastily with blueberries and curcumin. We enjoy
sharing this kind of info!