Eugene Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status has an influence on these health conditions and more. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic cares for Eugene chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to uphold those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, particularly centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion annually for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are younger. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status influences gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with increased B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows and suggests that Eugene chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as appropriate.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins diminished neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers saw that B vitamins improved the usefulness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Eugene chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents  two cases. In case #2, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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