Baton Rouge Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

Osteoporosis and the gut. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestion problems. Researchers today are finding links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps Baton Rouge chiropractic patients suffering with both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Baton Rouge osteoporosis is very common. So are gut issues. Gut health change via the use of probiotics has become more mainstream in recent years to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Now, researchers are looking at the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and modified microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is not yet known. A study that attempted to sort this out did discover that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center finds these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis useful in guiding Baton Rouge osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Baton Rouge chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex incorporating spinal manipulation via the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also changed levels of the serum bone markers. This supplement intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is excited that it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients reclaim their function.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a shocking connection for Spine & Sports Rehab Center. We are ready to help both!

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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