Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are tied together and survive
on proper nutrition. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR helps our Colorado Springs chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is involved in physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is important in maintaining
physical health and in breeding disease. Diet is central. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are crucial vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or function as an obstacle to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by enhancing the number of acknowledged
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 great
quantity 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to stay healthy and to deal with disease. The
gut microbiota are reported to make hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can suppress competitive microbial species’ growth.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is sent
on to the distal gut as needed. New
studies are exploring 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 efficacy,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Colorado Springs chiropractor understands nutrition,
particularly how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR wants to
share is a link between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the biggest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to increased gut
permeability and trigger systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-linked
metabolites. (3) There is quite a bit we are discovering about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This link to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.
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 potential
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. 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!