Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our San Jose chiropractic practice, we see
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition habits that are supported
and/or enhanced throughout life. Chiropractic Solutions describes
new research on the significance of vitamins A, C
and D along with 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 demonstrated 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 heads 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 relies on chondroprotectors (CPs) that contribute to
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some approaches to alleviate this situation included
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches incorporated
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to conditions
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 usually part
of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers suggested
that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to reduce
the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future
diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical
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 satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
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Chiropractic Solutions is balanced with spinal manipulation along with exercise, nutrition, and more via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Chris Deveau on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who discusses
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment today.
Chiropractic Solutions is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to care for
current conditions and prevent others and elevate
your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt