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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Colorado Springs 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 practices that are supported and/or enhanced throughout life. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 guards the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the advantages of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now want to study 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) regulates 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 methods to remedy this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other methods included oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  to issues 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 daily diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to combat the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It is particularly critical for those who have a combination 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 functioning, healthy and strong.

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The Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is balanced with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 presents the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to control current conditions and prevent others and optimize your overall health!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR describes the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

written by Julie Cox-Cid

assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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