The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is getting attention. Cross Chiropractic Center sees
Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with bone conditions
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group discussed
past, present, and future studies regarding
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 decrease in older age. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to possibly reduce 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 resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center
aims to help our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly aging global
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Cross Chiropractic 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) Fascinating
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
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Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Cross Chiropractic Center!