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Vancouver Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. They may not seem be connected conditions beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestion problems. Researchers now are finding links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Vancouver Disc Centers helps Vancouver chiropractic patients suffering with both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Vancouver osteoporosis is very common. Gut issues are, too. Gut health modification with probiotic use has grown to be more mainstream recently to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Today, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is not yet known. A study that attempted to sort this out did discover that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers sees these new discoveries linking gut health and osteoporosis as being useful in guiding Vancouver osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Vancouver chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted incorporating spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now trying dietary approaches to deal with osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also modified the serum bone turnover marker levels. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is enthused it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients reclaim their function.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a surprising connection for Vancouver Disc Centers. We’re here to help both!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers presents new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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