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Bone broth is a soothing, low in calories, flavorful comfort food that is packed with nutrients and highly beneficial for the spine. Bone broth is made from slowly simmering meat or poultry and is an old-fashioned home remedy for a variety of ailments. These include: Improves joint movement Helps wounds heal faster Improves immune system […]

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11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Bone Broth, Healthy, Comforting, and Good for the Spine Bone broth is a soothing, low in calories, flavorful comfort food that is packed with nutrients and highly beneficial for the spine. Bone broth is made from slowly simmering meat or poultry and is an old-fashioned home remedy for a variety of ailments. These include:
  • Improves joint movement
  • Helps wounds heal faster
  • Improves immune system function
  • Rebuilds bones
Nutrients are connected with healthy bones and joints. These include:
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Vitamin D
  • Collagen protein
All of these are concentrated in animal bones. The bones are cracked and cooked in a stockpot of water on a slow simmer. The breakdown releases vitamins, fatty acids, manganese, zinc, iron, and selenium. The broth helps supply the bones with these nutrients.  
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Bone broth is also effective when keeping track of weight because it is nourishing and hearty but low in calories. One cup of broth eaten or drank a half-hour before a meal can keep appetite in check. When hunger stays in check it is easier to maintain a healthy diet, portion sizes, and not overeat.

Bone Broth Recipe

Simmering bones in water with added vegetables, spices, vinegar, and herbs over low heat for a few hours is bone broth. A recipe for bone broth typically includes a tablespoon or two of vinegar or lemon juice. This helps soften the bones to break them down and release more nutrients. This will make around 2 quarts or 8 cups of bone broth. In a stockpot combine:
  • 2 to 3 pounds of leftover cooked beef, chicken bones
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped rib of celery
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 peppercorns
  • Enough water to cover the ingredients
  • Add 1 cup of chopped fresh or canned tomatoes for extra flavor
  • Bring to a boil over high heat
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer, partially covered, 4 to 6 hours
  • During the first half-hour of simmering, skim off the foam that collects at the top.
  • Strain cooled broth into a bowl or jar
  • Refrigerate the broth up to 5 days or freeze up to a couple of months

Don’t Overdo It

When it comes to nutrients in food, it is possible to get too much. An example is of an individual in training that drank one to two quarts of bone broth three days a week for six months. They began to suffer from chronic vomiting. The doctor diagnosed there was too much vitamin D from the fatty marrow in the bones used to make the broth. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. Too much calcium in the blood was causing the vomiting. Another potential issue with drinking too much bone broth is lead contamination. Many foods contain small amounts of lead. In animals, any environmental lead that gets into the body gets stored in bone tissue. A healthy, well-nourished individual can handle small amounts of lead. When it comes to bone broth, lead is only a concern if taking abnormal quantities. The broth can also be used as a base for soups and stews keeping the body healthy along with the emotional benefits of a nutrient-rich broth. The body will feel the difference.
 

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Essential Oils for Back Pain Guide https://www.pushasrx.com/essential-oils-back-pain-guide/ Wed, 19 Aug 2020 02:26:04 +0000 https://www.pushasrx.com/?p=26000 11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Essential Oils for Back Pain Guide

Essential oils for back pain could be a treatment option as long as they are used correctly. Although their popularity has grown, people are still divided when it comes to their effectiveness. The common questions that arise are, do these plant-based oils have the power to alleviate pain, or are they just a placebo?   […]

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11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Essential Oils for Back Pain Guide Essential oils for back pain could be a treatment option as long as they are used correctly. Although their popularity has grown, people are still divided when it comes to their effectiveness. The common questions that arise are, do these plant-based oils have the power to alleviate pain, or are they just a placebo?  
11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Essential Oils for Back Pain Guide
 

Oils

They are essentially chemicals extracted from various plants. They are aromatic, and as far as chemical compounds go they can easily enter the air allowing for inhalation. Doctors have been asked for their opinions on essential oils. And they agree that they can be effective. However, it is something that is difficult to prove scientifically. Currently, there is not a great deal of research to turn to prove that they work. One reason is that it’s difficult to do this type of study. But there are some reliable studies. An example is a study found that using essential oils as aromatherapy can significantly reduce pain. Another study found orange oil specifically to relieve pain. There is more developing research that suggests certain oils applied as a topical agent to the low back, like wintergreen or peppermint, they act as an alternative pain reducer to traditional meds that cause side effects. Definitely more research needs to be done to become a standard form of care. And they can be it just depends on what it’s for. For example, can they cure cancer? No. Can they help with the symptoms? Yes. Certain oils have anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing properties. Patients have reported aromatherapy and oils applied topically has helped them with their pain. But, just like anything, it is different for everybody.  
 

When to use

Back pain/conditions that are appropriate for essential oils would be chronic, low-level pain. With any type of numbness, weakness, bowel/bladder dysfunction, or severe, incapacitating pain, go to the hospital, emergency clinic, etc. If pain symptoms do not improve within three to five days, make an appointment with a doctor, chiropractor, or spine specialist. Always check with a healthcare physician before starting an essential oil regimen. This is to make sure there are no adverse effects or complications. It is essential to see a doctor or spine specialist making sure a serious condition is not the cause of the back pain. Severe conditions should not be treated with only essential oils. Oils are considered to be a small part of a larger integrative treatment plan. This includes:
  • Allopathic therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Mind-body
  • Exercises
  • Sleep
  • Anti-inflammatory diet

Use for back pain

Once a doctor clears an individual to use essential oils, adding them to a back-care treatment plan can be done in two ways.
  • Aromatherapy, with the use of a diffuser to release into the air, allowing for inhalation.
  • Topical agent in the form of a salve, lotion, or cream, and massaged into the pain area
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There are combined aromatic salves and lotions that appeal to patients. An example is an aromatherapy combined with calming lavender oil. Oils that are used to alleviate back pain:
  • Lavender is an excellent choice as an aromatherapy
  • Orange
For a topical agent:
  • Ginger
  • Camphor
  • Menthol
  • Rosemary
  • Wintergreen
  • Mint

What to Know

Choosing the topical option means the oil needs to be diluted as undiluted oil can cause a rash or other reaction. They can be diluted with a carrier. This can be almond, avocado, or coconut. Never ingest essential oil. They can be extremely toxic if ingested and should not be used for small children. Used correctly they could help out with back pain issues, ask your doctor or chiropractor if they could be an option.
 

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The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, and sensitive health issues and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate and support directly or indirectly our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation as to how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. The provider(s) Licensed in Texas& New Mexico*

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Calcium Essential for Strong Back and Neck Bones El Paso https://www.pushasrx.com/calcium-essential-strong-back-neck-bones/ https://www.pushasrx.com/calcium-essential-strong-back-neck-bones/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 01:55:35 +0000 https://www.pushasrx.com/?p=25305 11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Calcium Essential for Strong Back and Neck Bones El Paso, Texas

Calcium is vital to bone health, and as long as you are getting enough supplements are not necessary. Calcium is a primary building block for strong, healthy bones, especially the bones of the spine. A diet rich in Ca can help prevent spinal problems/issues/conditions like spinal fractures and osteoporosis. The best and easiest way to […]

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Calcium is vital to bone health, and as long as you are getting enough supplements are not necessary. Calcium is a primary building block for strong, healthy bones, especially the bones of the spine. A diet rich in Ca can help prevent spinal problems/issues/conditions like spinal fractures and osteoporosis.

The best and easiest way to get the proper amount of calcium is by eating plenty of Ca-rich foods. However, calcium supplements could be utilized to ensure the proper amount is taken every day. To determine if you may need a calcium supplement talk with your doctor to make sure it’s the best option for you.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Calcium Essential for Strong Back and Neck Bones El Paso, Texas

 

Calcium Supplements

Calcium supplements can help individuals reach the daily recommended amount, but they are not intended to replace real Ca-rich foods. If there is enough Ca in your diet, a supplement won’t be necessary, unless there is an underlying condition that doesn’t allow the individual to eat certain Ca-rich foods. However, if there is only a lack of sufficient calcium intake then supplements could help. Otherwise, if there is a continued lack of Ca it could be detrimental to bones and overall health.

Proper Amount Every Day

Before considering a supplement, it’s essential to know how much calcium you should be getting each day. Daily recommendations vary by age and sex but largely depend on age:

  • Men and women age 19-50, including pregnant women, require 1,000 mg a day
  • Men 51-70 require 1,000 mg a day
  • Women 51-70 require 1,200 mg a day
  • The elderly 71 and over require 1,200 mg a day

 

Your Diet

Once you know how much Ca you need, the next step is to evaluate how much to get. The American Bone Health advocacy group recommends using the Calcium Rule of 300 to determine if a supplement is necessary.

The way it works:

  • Begin with the number of dairy or juices with added calcium and the amount that is consumed daily.
  • Multiply that number by 300.
  • Add 300 if a nutritious and balanced diet is being observed
  • The total is the proper dietary intake of calcium
  • If the total does not meet the recommended number consult a doctor or health coach about a calcium supplement.

Supplement Tips

If you decide to take a supplement, check out these tips:

  • Make sure your doctor/pharmacist know all medications and supplements being taken, this includes over-the-counter products. The reason for this is your doctor wants so be sure they will not interfere with each other or have some kind of negative side effect. An example of this is calcium and iron supplements can prevent each other from properly absorbing into the body when taken together.
  • Buy supplements that have the USP Verified symbol, which shows that the supplement has been independently evaluated and certified.

  • Rather than taking one high-dose calcium supplement, which could be more than 500-600 mg. Smaller-doses of supplements can be taken 2-3 times throughout the day.
  • The body cannot absorb more than 500-600 mg of calcium supplement at once
  • Drink plenty of water with the supplement, as certain types can cause constipation
  • Don’t take the supplement with a high-fiber meal or laxative. This fiber can prevent the body from fully absorbing the calcium

There are all kinds of nutrients that contribute to the development and maintenance of healthy bones, but calcium is backed by a strong body of evidence that presents a clear connection to bone health. A simple and straight-forward focus on eating foods rich in calcium can help keep the bones of the spine, and entire body for that matter strong and supportive for life-long healthy movement.


 

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