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Manahawkin Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status affects these health conditions and more. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center manages health and spine issues for Manahawkin chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of importance. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy drawn 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, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also dropped in incidence 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; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is shown to improve depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more important the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are younger. A good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you need. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status influences 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 linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands and suggests that Manahawkin chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as necessary.

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 improved the success of morphine when used 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 us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Manahawkin 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 presents  two cases. In the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

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