Baton Rouge Nutrition: Beneficial Cinnamon

Cinnamon. It is a tasty way to help several health issues:  migraine, blood pressure, diabetes mellitus. Chiropractic is all about health! Nutritional approaches to various ailments enhance the body’s capability to take care of itself. The key is finding which ones work for what! Spine & Sports Rehab Center reports on a few of the recent papers concerning this simple ingredient, cinnamon.

HELP FOR Baton Rouge MIGRAINE

The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of cinnamon were put to the test for migraine management. Migraine, the most common primary headache type, has increased levels of inflammation. Compared to a control treatment, cinnamon significantly reduced levels of inflammatory agents, interleukin-6 and nitric oxide. Cinnamon also reduced the frequency, severity and duration of migraine attacks. Cinnamon eased migraine in this study! Additionally, cinnamon is a safe supplement. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center happily presents research-based safe alternatives to try for health.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood pressure is a common health condition for many Baton Rouge folks. Supplementing with cinnamon favorably and significantly affected diastolic blood pressure and significantly affected systolic blood pressure when taken for at least 8 weeks. (2) Several reports have stated that cinnamon reduced blood pressure. A recent meta-analysis of 9 randomized clinical trials reported that cinnamon supplementation can improve blood pressure by a modest degree overall.  Significant reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased when using 2 grams or more a day of cinnamon for at least 8 weeks. (3) That is news worth sharing with our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.

DIABETES TYPE II

Spine & Sports Rehab Center cares for many patients who also have diabetes type II. Diabetes mellitus is a disease encompassing a variety of different issues related to insulin resistance or low production of it by the pancreas. This all gives rise to 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 found that many use bitter apple, ginger, fenugreek, garlic and cinnamon. 66.1% consumed cinnamon. (5) Spine & Sports Rehab Center wants to know what our chiropractic patients are taking and if they find benefit.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

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

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. We can swap tasty cinnamon recipes during your Cox® Technic treatment if you like!

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents research on the benefits of cinnamon for migraine, diabetes and blood pressure. 
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