The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a myriad of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees
Carrolltown chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has grown
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly discussed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in older age. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was pointed out, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
aims to help our Carrolltown chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging global
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A sizable topic for another article, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The options for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers look into it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!