Fernandina Beach Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Ever heard that? Amelia Chiropractic Clinic supposes that there is a bit of truth in that for all of us - and particularly our Fernandina Beach spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies require our attention more than we gave. Our young bones and spines and bodies need proper nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are healthy when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares what Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients can do now to deal with bone mineral density (BMD) issues, no matter their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Elevating peak bone mass early in life may reduce osteoporosis risk later in life. A new study wrote that Vitamin D and calcium in females positively affected bone mineral density into young adulthood. Intakes of phosphorous and the calcium:phosphorous ratio at adolescence for females negatively influenced BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other influential factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively affected BMD. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic cannot emphasize enough just how vital nutrition is for their future health. 

BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

Osteoporosis is a disease of older folks that stems from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an heightened chance of having any type of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is important to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium more effectively: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken daily. Even more problematic is that teen girls’ daily intake of calcium is far below what it should be. Enhancing bone mass by just 5% reduces the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Achieving healthy bones is subject to more than just calcium and vitamin D however. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol compromise bone’s health. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents these stats to encourage us all to increase intake of nutrients to build bone mass initially and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may raise the body’s absorption of calcium but does it differently for older men and women. Higher intake of dietary fiber and fruit fiber was protective against bone loss in men but not women. Fiber from vegetables was protective against spine bone loss in women but not men. Cereal fiber or nut and legume fiber improvements didn’t associate with bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may reduce bone loss in men. (5) Who would have thought that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Amelia Chiropractic Clinic thinks that many of our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients wouldn’t have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, some most alert doctors and researchers did notice that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men 18-45 years of age but not in women. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t show a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake significantly enhanced BMD. (6) An interesting side note: A new study refutes the thought that BMD may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in youth, but a recent study debunked that idea. (7) However, there is evidence in the medical literature that stresses the overall benefit of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the well-being of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density improvement. 
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