Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Lynchburg 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 enhanced throughout life. Palmer Chiropractic Center describes
recent research on the importance 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 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 want to explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism heads 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 approaches to remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods involved
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 essential, 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 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 especially important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further
than feeding your stomach and satisfying
your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
The Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan at
Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 presents
the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment soon.
Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to control
current conditions and avoid others and improve
your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt