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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Shares Benefit of Vitamins to Gut Microbiome

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.

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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!

 
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