Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Severna Park 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 supported
and/or enhanced throughout life. Back And Neck Care 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 protects 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 explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards 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 seen.
Some methods to alleviate this situation included
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches involved
oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost
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 key, but its
natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not typically part
of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least half
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 ward off future
diseases. (4) It’s particularly important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up
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 take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
The Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan at
Back And Neck Care Center is balanced with spinal manipulation along with 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 importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today.
Back And Neck Care Center is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to care for
current conditions and avoid others and enhance
your overall health!
composed by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt