What do creaky, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Vancouver knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. Vancouver Disc Centers hears our Vancouver
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Vancouver
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Vancouver Disc Centers
asks “How hard can eating be for Vancouver knee
Vancouver OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Vancouver knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous Vancouver knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Vancouver knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. A review of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox®
Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner
with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient
was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit with
Vancouver Disc Centers to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Vancouver
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!