Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are tied together and live
on proper nutrition. Wilson Family Chiropractic helps our Millville chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is involved in physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is critical in keeping
physical health and in breeding disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are key vitamins as they regulate the
gut immune response or act as a barrier to
disease and thereby influence gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins help the
gut microbiome by increasing the number of presumed
commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C,
K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the great
quantity of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making
a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is quite beneficial to be included in your Millville chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies work together with microbial life
to stay healthy and to deal with disease. The
gut microbiota are reported to make hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can suppress the
growth of competitive microbial species.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is sent
on to the distal gut as required. New
studies are considering the additional roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness,
supporters of the existence of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Millville chiropractor knows nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well appreciated
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Wilson Family Chiropractic wants to
present is a link between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the biggest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced gut
permeability and trigger systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can impact
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially decreasing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is quite a bit we are learning more about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Wilson Family Chiropractic.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the potential
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Make your Millville chiropractic
appointment soon. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!