Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this Easley chiropractic practice, we welcome patients with 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 improved upon throughout life. Young Chiropractic shares recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C and D along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones and joints and overall health.
HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS
Optimal nutrition status protects 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 plan to study how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards off issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) regulates 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 relies 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 noted. Some methods to alleviate this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other methods involved oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to improve vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute 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 usually part of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to fight the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future diseases. (4) It’s particularly important for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further than feeding your stomach and satisfying your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body functioning, healthy and strong.
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The Easley chiropractic treatment plan at Young Chiropractic is balanced with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 shares the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. Young Chiropractic is ready to discuss your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to manage current conditions and prevent others and improve your overall health!
authored by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt