The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is getting attention. Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats
Largo chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has intensified
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly conversed about
past, present, and future studies about
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they affect
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in more
mature folks. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to possibly slow bone turnover and avert
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, due to its wearing down of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc
aims to help our Largo chiropractic patients avert and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Hollstrom & Associates Inc about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A sizable topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Largo chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Hollstrom & Associates Inc!