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Brooks Gut Health is Important at Soft Health and Healing Clinic

We are one big, happy family. Who are “we”? Our bodies and the billions of microorganisms living with us in harmony…most of the time! The microorganisms in the gut particularly are quite important to the health status of our bodies, especially as we grow, age and feel pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic takes care of young and old Brooks chiropractic patients alike. Soft Health and Healing Clinic also cares for their add-on “friends”, microorganisms, and presents information about how to keep them in a a harmonious and healthy relationship.

GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE

Gut microbiota is involved in the progress or prevention of a variety of diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and age related issues. Research about the gut microbiome expands in evidence that it affects the immune system and inflammation that many times precedes bone and joint diseases related to aging: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcopenia and frailty. (1) The gut microbiomome and bacteria influenced pain severity perception in one study of chronic pain patients who experienced low back, leg, and whole body pain. (2) An interesting cause for developing scoliosis involves the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota affects musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis, but now modifications of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is discovered. The structure of the gut microbiota is different between AIS and healthy research study groups. The genera prevotella, gelria, and desulfovibrio were enriched in the feces of AIS patients. Contrastingly, the abundance of parasutterella, tyzzerella, and phascolarctobacterium was decreased in the AIS group. Knowing these gut microbiota discrepancies can lead doctors in their diagnosis of AIS and establish options for the patients to alter their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial differences are seen in other human diseases, as well, like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and malignancy such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, atherosclerotic stroke and cardiovascular disease are major diseases associated with reduced activities of daily living, particularly in older people. Recent analyses reported the importance of gut microbiota in the regulation of these diseases. (4) Brooks chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a regular basis, but research reminds doctors like your Brooks chiropractor that it requires attention!

HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME

The gut appreciates attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are helpful. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are restorative and soothing. Fiber and flax are moving and relieving. Constipation is a foe of Brooks back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Soft Health and Healing Clinic often asks about your gut health and is always prepared to discuss it! Let’s talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it requires and desires with diet, supplement and even spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He demonstrates an adaptation of Cox® Technic flexion distraction principles for the relieving  chiropractic treatment of knee pain and osteoarthritis, a condition potentially related to inflammation as discussed here.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment today to maintain happiness and harmony in your body’s family with chiropractic care!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic considers the health of the gut’s microbiome as it relates to diseases like arthritis, back pain, inflammation, and more when establishing a Brooks chiropractic treatment plan. 
 
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