Eugene Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. They may not seem be connected conditions beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers today are discovering links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps Eugene chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Eugene osteoporosis is quite prevalent. So are gut issues. Gut health change with probiotic use has become more commonplace in recent years to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes and cancer. Today, researchers are looking at the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and modified microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that attempted to sort this out did find that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis helpful in planning the Eugene osteoporosis treatment plan.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Eugene chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex incorporating spinal manipulation via the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex improved the BMD and microstructure of femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also changed the serum bone turnover marker levels. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is very familiar with the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a surprising connection for Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. We’re here to help both!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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