What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
La Grande knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC hears our La Grande
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those La Grande
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
asks “How bad can eating be for La Grande knee
La Grande OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
La Grande knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous La Grande knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any La Grande knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s 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 intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. A review of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning 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 affiliated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic visit with
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving La Grande
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!