The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats
Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has intensified
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly discussed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in older age. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to potentially reduce bone turnover and avert
bone loss was highlighted, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts 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 trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center
aims to help our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging global
population. Treating 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 shown to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
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 reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Spine & Sports Rehab Center about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A sizable 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 choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
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
illustrates the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Spine & Sports Rehab Center!