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Brooks Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status affects these health issues and more. Soft Health and Healing Clinic manages health and spine issues for Brooks chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to uphold those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also dropped in incidence like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with boosted B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Soft Health and Healing Clinic understands and suggests that Brooks chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins reduced neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers saw that B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Brooks chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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