The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to so many body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is getting attention. Johnson Chiropractic treats
Richmond chiropractic patients with bone conditions
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
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 group discussed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interaction 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 more
mature folks. The beneficial 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 resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Johnson Chiropractic
aims to help our Richmond chiropractic patients avert and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be beneficial 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 Johnson Chiropractic about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A substantial topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The choices for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to influence it expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Johnson Chiropractic!