Tasty Sandy Springs Anti-Inflammatory Goodies: Blueberries and Curcumin

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 this!

BLUEBERRIES’ ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFITS

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!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center shares recent studies touting the anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin and blueberries.  
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