Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Brooks chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition practices that are maintained
and/or enhanced throughout life. Soft Health and Healing Clinic describes
new research on the significance of vitamins A, C
and D as well as 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 demonstrated the benefits
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 defends against
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
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 depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that influence
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some approaches to alleviate this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches 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 conditions
like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer
types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is key, but its
natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not typically part
of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least 50%
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers suggested
that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and fend off 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 maintain
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body functioning, healthy and strong.
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The Brooks chiropractic treatment plan at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is well-rounded with spinal manipulation along with 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 discusses
the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment soon.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to manage
current conditions and prevent others and elevate
your overall health!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt