Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Millville chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have
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 improved upon throughout life. Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 benefits
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 heads off
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
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 contribute to
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is noted.
Some approaches to remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods incorporated
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 issues
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 typically part
of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers suggested
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future
diseases. (4) It is particularly important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further
than feeding your stomach and satisfying
your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body working, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
The Millville chiropractic treatment plan at
Wilson Family Chiropractic is balanced with spinal manipulation along with 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 discusses
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment soon.
Wilson Family Chiropractic is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to manage
current conditions and prevent others and enhance
your overall health!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt