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Turmeric: The "Golden First-Line Therapy" for Joint Health

Results of a 2017 double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-arm study showed safety and efficacy of both the low and high doses of the turmeric complex extract for patients with osteoarthritis.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Top Nutrient Protocols for Acute Injury Recovery
Musculoskeletal Health

Top Nutrient Protocols for Acute Injury Recovery

In this article, we cover three broad recommendations for acute pain and inflammation as well as those for tissue and collagen repair.

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Microtrauma: The Little Things Matter

It was a typical Monday morning. I walked into one of our treatment rooms and encountered a fit, 53-year-old female patient in severe pain. She had severe right cervical pain that radiated into her right arm and hand. Her debilitating pain drastically...

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Collagen for Skin Health: Is It Healthy or Hype?

There's no doubt that your patients have either asked you about collagen or have started taking it on their own. As their health expert, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest trends and separate marketing hype from the actual efficacy of a product. Many clinicians want to know if there is science that supports collagen for skin health. In this post, we'll start with the basics of collagen and then get below the surface of research to give you the most up-to-date information on this popular supplement.

Frank Bodnar, DC, MS |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Strontium: Still a Viable Therapy for Bone Health

Strontium (Sr) is an alkali earth metal, with characteristics very similar to that of calcium; though having an atomic weight nearly double that of calcium. First discovered in the 18th century, this trace element is found in ground water, ocean water and in various foods such as leafy green vegetables and some seafood. The ability for Sr to naturally accumulate in the bones of animals after being fed small doses was first published in 1870. However, it wasn't until the 1950s that human studies were first published.

Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

3 Remarkable Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Many people have heard of hyaluronic acid in beauty products, but few are familiar with this ingredient as a dietary supplement. We'll explore a few evidence-based benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA) as a supplement with some of the best uses based on the latest science.

Frank Bodnar, DC, MS |

Musculoskeletal Health
Musculoskeletal Health

Case Study: Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic pain is a widespread, incapacitating and expensive condition. In the United States alone, an estimated 126 million adults reported some type of pain in the previous three months, with 25.3 million adults (11.2%) reporting daily (chronic) pain and 23.4 million (10.3%) describing intense pain.1 Chronic pain costs the United States an estimated $560 to $635 billion annually.1

Adrian den Boer, ND, DC, IFMCP |

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