Oxford Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Osteoporosis & Fracture Risk

Thoughts of the Mediterranean bring postcard-worthy images of beautiful blue ocean waters, sandy beaches, clear blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Satterwhite Chiropractic shares nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is bantered around the world of nutrition for its many health benefits as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are healthy for all of us in this Oxford chiropractic family!


With the expanding recognition that diet plays a valuable role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being discussed. A new paper with suggestions for guidelines endorsed a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to deliver calcium and protein adequate enough to preserve normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a decreased risk of fracture. (1) In other studies, the Mediterranean diet has been described as reducing hip fracture risk. Another new paper explains that there is indication that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also lower hip fracture risk as well as risk of lumbar spine osteoporosis in females. (2) A study just published this past month pointed out that older adults who adhered the Meditterranean Diet more strictly had reduced odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, lower risk of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be inspiring to check out and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Satterwhite Chiropractic finds these new studies quite interesting to share with our Oxford chiropractic patients and their families.


What foods are in the mediterranean diet? Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds), yogurt, seafood/fish, a little red wine, and lots of water, un-sugared sparkling water, juices. It proposes staying away from sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not simple!

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Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment now. When you think of the Mediterranean, we anticipate that food becomes part of the picture, a beautiful and healthy picture especially when incorporated into an overall healthy Oxford chiropractic treatment plan!

 Oxford mediterranean diet good for body and mind, part of Oxford chiropractic treatment plan for some
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