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

October 31, 2023

At the mention of the Mediterranean, what comes to mind? Postcard-worthy images of gorgeous blue ocean waters, white sane beaches, clear blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Dr. Butwell shares nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is talked up around the world of nutrition for its many health advantages as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are good for all of us in our Georgetown chiropractic family!


With the expanding recognition that diet plays a beneficial role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being established. A recent paper with suggestions for guidelines recommended a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to deliver calcium and protein sufficient enough to maintain normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a reduced risk of fracture. (1) In other papers, the Mediterranean diet has been said to reduce hip fracture risk. Another new paper explains that there is evidence that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also lower hip fracture risk in addition to threat of lumbar spine osteoporosis in females. (2) A study just published this past month showed that older adults who followed the Meditterranean Diet more strictly had lower odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, decreased probability of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be motivating to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Dr. Butwell finds these new studies interesting enough to share with our Georgetown 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 suggests avoiding sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not simple!

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Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment now. When you think of the Mediterranean, we bet that food turns out to be part of the picture, a pretty and healthy image especially when included in an overall healthy Georgetown chiropractic treatment plan!

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