The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is garnering attention. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR treats
Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
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 about
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 decline in older age. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was highlighted, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, due to its weakening of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
aims to help our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging global
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
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, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as helpful 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on 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 helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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
Make your Colorado Springs chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!