The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a myriad of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Back And Neck Care Center treats
Severna Park chiropractic patients with bone conditions
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has grown
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group reviewed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in more
mature folks. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to potentially reduce bone turnover and avert
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Back And Neck Care Center
aims to help our Severna Park chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the swiftly aging global
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Back And Neck Care Center about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A substantial topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic
appointment soon. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to influence it expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Back And Neck Care Center!