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Largo Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this Largo chiropractic practice, we meet patients with conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted in early-life nutrition habits that are supported and/or improved upon throughout life. Hollstrom & Associates Inc describes new research on the significance 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 protects the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the advantages 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 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 alleviate this situation included injections of CPs. (3) Other methods included oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to improve vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  to issues 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 deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce 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 much further than 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 Largo chiropractic treatment plan at Hollstrom & Associates Inc is well-rounded 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 value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment soon. Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc explains 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

assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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