Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice, we welcome 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 enhanced throughout life. Spinal Care Clinic 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 guards the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the advantages
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 heads off
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
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 remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches included
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a preferred 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 typically part
of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least 50%
of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future
diseases. (4) It is especially important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further
than feeding your stomach and satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest
keep your body functioning, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
The Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan at
Spinal Care Clinic 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 shares
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon.
Spinal Care Clinic is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to treat
current conditions and prevent others and elevate
your overall health!
authored by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt