The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees
Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group discussed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they affect
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in more
mature folks. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to potentially reduce bone turnover and stop
bone loss was highlighted, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts 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 affect bone metabolism. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
aims to help our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly 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) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance 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 beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The choices for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
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Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic!