Baton Rouge Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Baton Rouge chiropractic practice, we meet patients with conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded in early-life nutrition practices that are supported and/or enhanced throughout life. Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares new 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 guards the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now plan to explore 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 noted. Some approaches to remedy this situation included injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches involved oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  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 daily diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers suggested that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to combat the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It’s particularly important for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest keep your body performing, healthy and strong.

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The Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan at Spine & Sports Rehab Center is balanced with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 presents the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and prevent others and elevate your overall health!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center explains the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

composed by Julie Cox-Cid

reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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