Sitka patients|Sufferers with inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis (OA) may
benefit from some interesting additions to their daily diet.
Blueberries and curcumin each extend anti-inflammatory benefits that
may well assist in the management of their effects.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka values these simple, tasty ways
to help combat inflammation in addition to the rest of the
Sitka chiropractic treatment plan.
CURCUMIN’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMPACT ON DISEASE
For more than 4000 years, curcumin’s healthy
benefits – including its ability to counter human
diseases/conditions like diabetes, cancer, and inflammation - have been understood.
A recent study review highlighted curcumin’s effectiveness in treating neurological
diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and MS. (1) Your Sitka
chiropractor particularly appreciates
curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties for managing
osteoarthritis (OA). A chronic degenerative disease, osteoarthritis isn’t a condition with a sure cure, but curcumin’s
anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties excel in
their therapeutic value for OA management. Researchers particularly
described the chondroprotective effects curcumin offers.
(2) Up against the common treatment of OA –
NSAIDs, corticosteroids, etc. – curcumin had a protective effect
against OA with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant factors
in a study of osteoarthritis rats. One of
the many benefits detailed 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows our typical, older OA patient who
has trouble walking will value
THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF BLUEBERRIES
Not that curcumin isn’t tasty, but blueberries
may come to mind as the tastier choice of the two! Not
a bad thing! Blueberries, too, have anti-inflammatory benefits. Rich in bioactive substances as well as other healthy properties - anti-oxidant, neuroprotective, anti-obesity,
anti-cancer – blueberries are documented to help treat cancer, lower
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 suggested daily blueberry eating may reduce
pain, stiffness, and difficulty doing daily tasks as well as bettering
gait may well improve quality of life for knee OA sufferers who
find walking troublesome. (6) Blueberries are tasty picks to add to your nutrition plan for those experiencing the effects of 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 incorporation of nutritional
tips like curcumin aid a patient dealing with neck pain and inflammation.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic
appointment now. Our Sitka chiropractic patients dealing
with inflammatory conditions discover
relief with our chiropractic care and have the opportunity to supplement
their treatment plan tastily with blueberries and curcumin. We like
sharing this kind of news!