Cross Chiropractic Center Shares Benefit of Vitamins to Gut Microbiome

Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical bodies as well as of microbial life. They are linked together and live on proper nutrition. Cross Chiropractic Center helps our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it is tied to physical and microbial life.

THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins

The gut microbiome is important in keeping physical health and in propagating disease. Diet is central. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A and D are crucial vitamins as they modulate the gut immune response or function as an obstacle to disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins help the gut microbiome by increasing the number of acknowledged commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C, K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Taking a quality, daily multi-supplement is so important to be included in your Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan!

THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins

Our bodies function together with microbial life to stay healthy and to deal with disease. The gut microbiota are reported to produce hundreds of bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash competitive microbial species’ growth. B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as required. Recent studies are considering the other roles B vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota, regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness, supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor understands nutrition, especially how B vitamins are well appreciated by the body and its microbiota!

B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION

Another interesting tie Cross Chiropractic Center wants to share is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the largest immunity organ in the human body. Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to increased gut permeability and trigger systemic inflammation as well as issues with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can impact proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as potentially decreasing the toxicity of the kynurenine-linked metabolites. (3) There is so much we are discovering about inflammation, immunity, and the gut. This link to psychiatric issues is another topic of interest to Cross Chiropractic Center.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the potential benefit of nutrition for immune support.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!

 
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