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Millville Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

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.

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The Millville chiropractic treatment plan at Wilson Family Chiropractic is well-rounded 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!

Wilson Family Chiropractic explains the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

composed by Julie Cox-Cid

reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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