Minster Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Minster chiropractic practice, we see 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 improved upon throughout life. Minster Chiropractic Center shares recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C and D along with 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 demonstrated the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now plan to study how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism heads off 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 depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that contribute to the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is noted. Some methods to alleviate this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other methods included oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute  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 day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers suggested that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future diseases. (4) It is particularly important for those who have a combination 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 Minster chiropractic treatment plan at Minster Chiropractic 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 shares the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment soon. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and avoid others and enhance your overall health!

Minster Chiropractic Center describes 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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