Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our McHenry chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded
in early-life nutrition practices that are supported
and/or improved upon throughout life. Spengel Chiropractic shares
recent research on the significance 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 protects the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the benefits
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now want to explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism defends against
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 depends 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 seen.
Some methods to remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods involved
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood
to be contributors to conditions
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 usually part
of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended
that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to combat
the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future
diseases. (4) It’s especially important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
The McHenry chiropractic treatment plan at
Spengel 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 presents
the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today.
Spengel Chiropractic is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to control
current conditions and prevent others and improve
your overall health!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt