Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our West Palm Beach chiropractic practice, we see
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded
in early-life nutrition habits that are supported
and/or enhanced throughout life. Chiropractic Care describes
recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C
and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones
and joints and overall health.
HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE
OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS
Optimal nutrition status protects the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the benefits
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now want to explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards off
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
bone and cartilage metabolism at the cellular level – even into the nucleus of
the cell – of osteoblasts and chondrocytes. (2) The metabolism of articular
cartilage depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that influence
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some methods to remedy this situation included
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches incorporated
oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to improve
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to issues
like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer
types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is essential, but its
natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not typically part
of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future
diseases. (4) It is especially important
for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
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the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon.
Chiropractic Care is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to control
current conditions and prevent others and improve
your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt