Eugene Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this Eugene chiropractic practice, we see conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained and/or improved upon throughout life. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares recent research on the significance 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 defends against issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls 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 depends 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 included injections of CPs. (3) Other methods included oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  to issues 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 half of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers suggested that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future diseases. (4) It’s especially important for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further than feeding your stomach and pleasing your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body performing, healthy and strong.

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The Eugene chiropractic treatment plan at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is balanced 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 discusses the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and prevent others and enhance your overall health!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic describes the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

authored by Julie Cox-Cid

reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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