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 important
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 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!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt