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Carrolltown Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this Carrolltown 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 habits that are supported and/or improved upon throughout life. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares recent research on the significance of vitamins A, C and D as well as 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 shown the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now want to study how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards 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 depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that influence the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen. Some approaches to remedy this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches incorporated oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored 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 usually part of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers suggested that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It’s especially critical for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further than feeding your stomach and pleasing your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest keep your body working, healthy and strong.

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The Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is balanced with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and prevent others and elevate your overall health!

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

written by Julie Cox-Cid

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

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