West Des Moines Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our West Des Moines chiropractic practice, we meet patients with conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained and/or enhanced throughout life. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C and D along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones and joints and overall health.  

HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS

Optimal nutrition status guards the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the advantages of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now plan to study 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) 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 seen. Some approaches to remedy this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other methods included oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute  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 deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to fight the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body working, healthy and strong.

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The West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is well-rounded with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to discuss your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to care for current conditions and prevent others and improve your overall health!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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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