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Carrolltown Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status influences these health conditions and more. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation manages health and spine issues for Carrolltown chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to keep those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of value. B vitamins maintain the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some certain examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A decent multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you need. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are referred to as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with increased B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows and urges that Carrolltown chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins diminished neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noticed that B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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