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Vancouver Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status influences these health issues and more. Vancouver Disc Centers cares for Vancouver chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that incorporates spinal manipulation plus nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 reduced spina bifida cases by 767 per year and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in increased homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are younger. A good multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you require. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are referred to as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with increased B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Vancouver Disc Centers knows and suggests that Vancouver chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as appropriate.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins diminished neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noticed that B vitamins enhanced the success of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Vancouver Disc Centers shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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