Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Baton Rouge chiropractic practice, we meet
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded
in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained
and/or enhanced throughout life. Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares
recent 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 satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt