The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is garnering attention. Vancouver Disc Centers treats
Vancouver chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has grown
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly reviewed
past, present, and future research projects about
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they affect
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in older age. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to possibly reduce bone turnover and stop
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers
aims to help our Vancouver chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the swiftly aging global
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Vancouver Disc Centers about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A sizable topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Vancouver Disc Centers!