Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Fernandina Beach chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition practices that are maintained
and/or improved upon throughout life. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic describes
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 protects the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the advantages
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now plan to study how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism defends against
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) regulates
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 relies 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 methods to remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods incorporated
oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to conditions
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 deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended
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 keep up
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further
than feeding your stomach and satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
The Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is balanced with spinal manipulation along with 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 shares
the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment soon.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to care for
current conditions and prevent others and improve
your overall health!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt