The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is getting attention. Wilson Family Chiropractic treats
Millville chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has intensified
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly conversed about
past, present, and future research projects about
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in more
mature folks. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to possibly reduce bone turnover and avert
bone loss was highlighted, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic
aims to help our Millville chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Wilson Family Chiropractic about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A sizable topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The choices for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially averting
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
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with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Millville chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to influence it grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Wilson Family Chiropractic!