Drink your way to health? Yes, when the drink is tea! Skeletal pain arising from aging-related conditions responds nicely to muscle and joint boosters like those in green tea. Moriarty Chiropractic presents nutritional tips like drinking green tea to our Nashua chiropractic patients.
AGING-RELATED SKELETAL, CARTILAGE, AND JOINT DISEASES
Skeletal risks like disc height loss and changes like the two joint and muscle diseases called osteoarthritis and sarcopenia come with aging. A new study looked at how height loss and vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women were linked. The researchers concluded that age rather than the height loss was suggested to be the better method of determining risk of vertebral fracture. (1) Spinal osteoarthritis was linked with stature loss in postmenopausal women, a condition documented to decrease quality of life. (2) Cartilage is the victim of the inflammatory and degenerative aspects of these diseases. Sarcopenia’s loss of strength and muscle mass requires attention to quantity and quality of skeletal muscle mass. This is where green tea comes into play. Green tea has catechins that foster healthy joints and skeletal muscle by decreasing inflammatory mediators. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic hopes you might enjoy some beneficial green tea!
Green tea comes in a variety of forms. An additional recent article writes that knee osteoarthritis patients benefitted from a mixture of curcuminoids, collagen and green tea extract which were found to inhibit inflammation. The researchers suggested that natural ingredients provide a rational role in the management of osteoarthritis. (4) Another natural option: spearmint tea! A study of how spearmint teas influenced knee osteoarthritis discovered that a commercial spearmint tea improved stiffness and physical disability while a spearmint tea brewed from a high-rosmarinic acid (high-rosA) variety significantly reduced pain. (5) Rosmarinic acid is taken from the woody, perennial herb, rosemary. It is a polyphenolic compound with antioxidant properties. Polyphenols are written to be anti-cancer, anti-tumor cell proliferation, anti-apoptosis (cell death), anti-metastasis, and anti-inflammatory. Rosmarinic acid is found in plant species like the mint. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic is on the lookout for some high-rosA spearmint tea to enhance the Nashua chiropractic treatment plan.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC CARE
For degenerative skeletal diseases, Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic is gently relieving. Together with nutrition, exercise, and stress-reduction, Moriarty Chiropractic’s use of Cox Technic helps spine pain conditions.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Peter Meyer on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of cervical spine disc herniation.
Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. Schedule a tea party soon, too, to drink your way to potentially better knees afflicted with osteoarthritis and healthier skeletal and joint systems.