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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Brooks Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares selenium’s latest research support for our Brooks chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Brooks back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, etc.).

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS

Vitamins and trace elements are micronutrients that keep organisms like us humans healthy. These micronutrients are busy! They are vital to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular systems. Researchers share that older folks need to be really careful as they are more susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have an indirect impact on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. The more there is of this type of damage, the faster the aging process of cells and the higher the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) In this discussion, we are|we’re]33] going to concentrate on selenium for the sake of our Brooks chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are getting down to the cellular level where the words are even more strange to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a vital micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful impact on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Soft Health and Healing Clinic or our Brooks chiropractic patients want! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients boasting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic talks about the role of inflammation in Brooks back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Brooks patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effects of inflammation on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation may benefit by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Soft Health and Healing Clinic can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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