Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical bodies
as well as of microbial life. They are connected together and survive
on proper nutrition. Chiropractic Care helps our West Palm Beach chiropractic
patients navigate the world of gut nutrition as it
is tied to physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is important in maintaining
physical health and in propagating disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are key vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or act as an obstacle to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by enhancing the number of presumed
commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C,
K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making
a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is so important to be added to your West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to maintain health and to deal with disease. The
gut microbiota are said to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can suppress the
growth of competitive microbial species.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as required. Recent
studies are considering the additional roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
West Palm Beach chiropractor understands nutrition,
particularly how B vitamins are well appreciated
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Chiropractic Care wants to
share is a link between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained
as the largest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced gut
permeability and cause systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes creating
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can impact
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is quite a bit we are learning more about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This link to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Chiropractic Care.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the possible
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment today. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!