The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is garnering attention. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees
Manahawkin chiropractic patients with bone conditions
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 conversed about
past, present, and future studies about
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 decrease in more
mature folks. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and avert
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, due to its wearing down of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
aims to help our Manahawkin chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Manahawkin Chiropractic Center about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A big topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially averting
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
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 Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to influence it grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center!