Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Sandy Springs chiropractic practice, we meet
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained
and/or enhanced throughout life. Cross Chiropractic Center describes
new 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 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 defends against
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 seen.
Some methods to remedy this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches incorporated
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve
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 daily diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future
diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical
for those who have a mix 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 cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
The Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan at
Cross Chiropractic Center 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 importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today.
Cross Chiropractic Center is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to treat
current conditions and avoid others and optimize
your overall health!
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