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La Grande Nutrition: Beneficial Cinnamon

Cinnamon. It’s a tasty way to address several health issues:  migraine, blood pressure, diabetes mellitus. Chiropractic is all about health! Nutritional approaches to various ailments boost the body’s ability to take care of itself. The key is figuring out which ones work for what! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC describes a few of the latest papers concerning this simple ingredient, cinnamon.


The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of cinnamon were put to the test for migraine management. Migraine, the most common primary headache type, has higher levels of inflammation. Compared to a control treatment, cinnamon significantly decreased levels of inflammatory agents, interleukin-6 and nitric oxide. Cinnamon also decreased the frequency, severity and duration of migraine attacks. Cinnamon helped migraine in this study! As far as cinnamon goes, it’s safe. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC gladly presents research-based safe alternatives to try for health.


Blood pressure is a common health issue for many La Grande folks. Supplementing with cinnamon favorably and significantly affected diastolic blood pressure and when taken for more than 8 weeks significantly affected systolic blood pressure. (2) Quite a few studies have stated that cinnamon reduced blood pressure. A new meta-analysis of 9 randomized clinical trials reported that cinnamon supplementation can boost blood pressure by a modest degree overall.  Significant reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure reduced when using 2 grams or more a day of cinnamon for at least 8 weeks. (3) That’s news worth giving to our La Grande chiropractic patients.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC takes care of many patients who also have diabetes type II. Diabetes mellitus is a disease involving many different issues associated with insulin resistance or low production of it by the pancreas. This all results in lifelong damage to organs over a lifetime. Management is complex. Herbs are frequently included in the management. Cinnamon is mentioned as a favorable choice for diabetic hypertensive patients. (4) A survey of the use of complementary alternative medicine by diabetic patients revealed that many use bitter apple, ginger, fenugreek, garlic and cinnamon. 66.1% used cinnamon. (5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC requests to know what our chiropractic patients are using and if they find benefit.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes migraine care and neck pain care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Chiropractors like Dr. Heidt combine the best of research-documented treatment approaches to help La Grande chiropractic patients!

Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic visit at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. We can swap tasty cinnamon recipes during your Cox® Technic treatment if you like!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares research on the benefits of cinnamon for migraine, diabetes and blood pressure. 
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