The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is garnering attention. Chiropractic Solutions treats
San Jose chiropractic patients with bone concerns
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 assembly discussed
past, present, and future research projects about
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in more
mature folks. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was highlighted, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts 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) Chiropractic Solutions
aims to help our San Jose chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging global
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively affecting
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 reducing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Chiropractic Solutions about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A sizable 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) Fascinating
and effective! The choices for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Chiropractic Solutions!