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McHenry Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestion problems. Researchers today are discovering links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Spengel Chiropractic helps McHenry chiropractic patients suffering with both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

McHenry osteoporosis is quite prevalent. Gut issues are, too. Gut health change with probiotic use has grown to be more mainstream in recent years to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes and cancer. Now, researchers are looking at the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that attempted to figure this out did discover that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Spengel Chiropractic finds these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis useful in planning the McHenry osteoporosis treatment plan.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

McHenry chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex including spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Framing osteoporosis as a condition likely encompassing the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex improved the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also modified levels of the serum bone markers. This supplement intervention of chondroitin and calcium holds promise to potentially ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Spengel Chiropractic is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also benefit osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients reclaim their function.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a surprising connection for Spengel Chiropractic. We’re ready to help both!

 
Spengel Chiropractic shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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