Easley patients|Sufferers with conditions related to inflammation like osteoarthritis (OA) may benefit from some interesting additions to their daily diet. Blueberries and curcumin each offer anti-inflammatory benefits that may well assist in the management of their effects. Young Chiropractic values these simple, tasty options to help combat inflammation in addition to the rest of the Easley chiropractic treatment plan.
CURCUMIN’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMPACT ON DISEASE
For over 4000 years, curcumin’s healthy benefits – including its ability to lessen human diseases/conditions like diabetes, cancer, and inflammation - have been understood. A new review of studies focused on curcumin’s effectiveness in treating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, and MS. (1) Your Easley chiropractor specifically appreciates curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties for dealing with osteoarthritis (OA). A chronic degenerative disease, osteoarthritis is not an issue with a clear cure, but curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties stand out in their therapeutic value for OA management. Researchers specifically described the chondroprotective effects curcumin offers. (2) Compared to the usual treatment of OA – NSAIDs, corticosteroids, etc. – curcumin had a protective effect against OA with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in an osteoarthritic rat study. One of the several benefits explained in this study was that arthritic conditions and serum biomarkers TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-10, COMP, and CRP reduced after 4 weeks of use. (3) Young Chiropractic knows our typical, older OA patient who has trouble walking will appreciate this!
THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF BLUEBERRIES
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 benefits. Rich in bioactive substances as well as other 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 mediate nuclear receptor activity. (4) Blueberries function at the cellular level! They slackened the production of inflammatory factors, particularly TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and IGF1. (5) Another study suggested daily blueberry eating may reduce pain, stiffness, and difficulty doing daily tasks as well as improving gait may well improve quality of life for knee OA sufferers who find walking difficult. (6) Blueberries are tasty options 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutritional tips like curcumin aid a patient dealing with neck pain and inflammation.
Make your Easley chiropractic appointment now. Our Easley chiropractic patients coping with inflammatory conditions discover relief with our chiropractic care and have the opportunity to supplement their treatment plan tastily with blueberries and curcumin. We enjoy sharing this kind of info!