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Richmond Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in problems with digestion. Researchers now are finding ties between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Johnson Chiropractic helps Richmond chiropractic patients suffering with both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Richmond osteoporosis is quite prevalent. So are gut issues. Gut health modification via the use of probiotics has grown to be more commonplace 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 deal with bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and modified microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that tried to sort this out did find that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant difference in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Johnson Chiropractic sees these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis as being useful in guiding Richmond osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Richmond chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted incorporating spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Framing osteoporosis as a condition likely encompassing 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 femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also changed levels of the serum bone markers. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Johnson Chiropractic is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also benefit osteoporosis.

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

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a surprising connection for Johnson Chiropractic. We are here to help both!

 
Johnson Chiropractic shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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