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Brooks Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

Osteoporosis and the gut. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers now are finding ties between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Brooks osteoporosis is very common. So are gut issues. Gut health change via the use of probiotics has become more commonplace in recent years to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes and cancer. Today, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is linked to a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is not yet known. A study that attempted to figure this out did find that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees these new discoveries involving gut health and osteoporosis as being useful in managing Brooks osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Brooks chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex incorporating spinal manipulation via the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Framing osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to deal with osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also modified levels of the serum bone markers. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is very familiar with the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is enthused it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to help back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment today. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a shocking connection for Soft Health and Healing Clinic. We’re ready to help both!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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