West Des Moines Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

Osteoporosis and the gut. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers now are finding links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps West Des Moines chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

West Des Moines osteoporosis is quite prevalent. Gut issues are, too. Gut health modification via the use of probiotics has grown to be more mainstream recently to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Today, researchers are looking at the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is linked to a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that tried to figure this out did find that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees these new discoveries linking gut health and osteoporosis as being useful in guiding West Des Moines osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

West Des Moines chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex incorporating spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely encompassing the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now trying dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also changed levels of the serum bone markers. This supplement intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is very familiar with the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is enthused it may also benefit 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 help back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a shocking connection for Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We’re ready to help both!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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